The trip over was pretty tiring, but no-where near as bad as I was expecting. Having a few days in Brisbane (2 hours time difference) seemed to help.
We did try 1above as a fluids replacement. http://fly1above.com/
We did a trip to Hampton Court Palace. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Court_Palace Billed as “Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure” this was a fascinating visit. You can hire it out for functions. http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/hireavenue
To be walking through the inner rooms where Henry the VIII lived was surreal. Not too crowded.
The royal commode.
France. The serious news has been to do with the Calais eg http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/calais-migrant-crisis-24-photos-which-illustrate-the-true-extent-of-the-problems-10429394.html
I saw an interview on the news which focused on the words the PM used: ‘swarm’. The debate was “What is the problem: British economy and 3000 British trucks” or “Immigrants and refugees”
I has been interesting to me to be here and close to the news. Also the significant air crash was about 15 miles away.