I got the perfect camera bag in Merchant City Cameras - a wonderful and unassuming camera emporium - but no converter needed for the camera to take a polarising filter. It has come to something, though, when all the rest of the photography shops I went into suggested I buy one from Amazon. The perfume has been discontinued. We met various friends for 'farewell' coffees though.
I am now sitting airside in Glasgow Airport with about 20 minutes to the flight being called. It's been a full and enjoyable few days with a golden wedding thrown in for good measure. What has suddenly become scary though - harking back to the last paragraph - is that it's my generation that is celebrating its golden weddings.
The Emirates route is Dubai, Melbourne and then Auckland where I should arrive 1400 hours local time Tuesday. Then it's just a short hop to Napier where I should arrive 'home' 1745 hours Tuesday.
And then my Kiwi resumes.
Bye for now: see you in a couple of days.
In the meantime this is what I will be doing a lot of: