Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Athens welcomes all

We are finally here...... very long day but we are safe and sound now at the METROPOLITAN Hotel.  More to come soon, it is 8pm local time and time for dinner

Next stop Athens

So we are 2/3 of the way to Greece.  The flight went by in a flash, good food, good service and some sleeping also in the mix.  Our Gatwick arrival was smooth sailing as we got through immigration and customs with ease.  The coats came out as the weather was cold with the early arrival time.  The National Express bus took us from Gatwick to Heathrow about 1 1/2 hours ahead of time.  We enjoyed the scenic countryside as we made our way to Heathrow.  Now we are sitting patiently to our final stop.... well actually Jade is sleeping

Monday, 10 June 2013

Greece... here we come 8 3 8!!!

So a few months ago when we both were told that we had been successful in our application to the Sessions for Young Partcipants. It was exciting news but still, some months away from being a reality.  Well, now the time was come and we are actually now on our way to the birthplace of where it all started, The Olympic Games.  If you are not an actual participant within any Olympiad, going to the Sessions for Young Participants has to be the next best thing.
So it will be a long flight to which we have entitled the 8 3 8... 8 hours to England, the 3 hour transfer from Gatwick to Heathrow and another 8 hours to Greece...  a long time flying but a trip that will all be worth it with whatever awaits us in Greece.