I was meant to be at the WOMAD festival in Reading today, but my Sunday ticket failed to arrive in the post this week. By the time I called the ticket office, they were already closed for the weekend. At least I’ll be going to another festival in August: Reading Festival.
It is the 20th January and I have just arrived at Sydney International Airport. All my toiletries were moved from the heavy hand-luggage (10kg at the start) to the main luggage so I handn’t shaved or washed properly since leaving London 30 hours earlier. The time of arrival was 12 hours ahead of when I thought it would be, 7am rather than 7pm, so Sheona was still asleep rather than waiting at the Arrivals lounge with a fake name sign (I still don’t know what she would have written).