Sunday, 4 October 2009

Jetlag - what's that?


Jet lag, also jetlag, medically referred to as "desynchronosis" is a physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east-west or west-east) travel, as on a jet plane.
- Wikipedia

Tell me about it. Having travelled 25 hours from Rome to Brisbane, with a four hour wait in Dubai to change aircraft and another couple for good measure in Singapore while the plane was being refueled, our six weeks of adventure came to an end at 20 minutes past midnight at Brisbane International Airport on Wednesday morning. To put on my Pollyanna hat, it was the best time to arrive home, as the customs crew plus one very sleepy sniffer dog wanted to get to bed as much as we did and we were ushered through without delay. Here I am nearly five days later and I'm still walking around in a fog.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Behind us lie such wonderful adventures ...

A wedding in Orkney

Men in kilts ... mmmmm ...

Paris ...

breakfasts

parking

A quaint German castle ...

reveals an amazing piece of family history

Rome ...

City of our dreams

Back to my opening paragraph. It's heading towards midnight and I need to break the jetlag syndrome. We have memories of the six weeks away that will stay with us forever, or at least until that senility thingie kicks in (can't remember its name). For now it's back to reality, but ah, what a trip

12 comments:

Little Diva said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Back to reality now!! he he Christine xo

Chrisy said...

Oh honey those dancing photos are fabulous...'desynchronosis' sounds much more sympathy-inducing than 'jet lag' doesn't it...

Ali said...

Robyn, I'm hoping that the jet lag is disappearing ... but it looks so worth it!!!
I love the photo of the legs + kilt ... and Rome!! ah, sounds like such a wonderful holiday!

Hey Harriet said...

Welcome back Robyn! We missed you! The holiday photos are lovely and it's funny to see that you were busy following around skinny punk boys with green mohawks! Or is that Mr. Fudge sporting a holiday hairdo? ;D Hope you feel better soon and slip back into your usual sleep routine.

Little Mary Moo said...

What great photos. I hope the jet lag is easing for you soon. Breakfast in Paris looked so yummy.

edward and lilly said...

Great photos, I so miss Europe, would love to do it all again. Hope you recover from the jet lag!

Sentimental Geography said...
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Sentimental Geography said...

Is there a law in the Orkneys forbidding the taking of wedding photos above the waist? Scandalous!
Maz

Twinkle Star Art said...

Oh Robyn, I'm trying really, really hard not to be envious. Nope... obviously not hard enough... I am soooo envious!

of your o/s holiday that is, not the jet lag.

I totally know what jet lag feels like after traveling from London to Osaka then waiting 8 hours in an airport for a 3 hour flight towards Aus just to return to Osaka on one working engine dumping fuel all the way. Then waiting in the airport another 4 hours just to hop back on the very same dodgy aircraft for Aus. We finally made it home after consuming a ridiculous amount of red wine. Flying tip... the only way to fly 'Japan Airlines' is totally drunk and your legal will updated.

So very glad to see you home safe and can't wait to see more of your brilliant photos and read about your adventures :) Amanda xo

Sandrine said...

Welcome home and this trip looks fabulous Robyn!I laughed at the parking they will never change!!;)

mimoo said...

I am sooo jealous. I hope you have recovered from your jetlag and are back on board madly sewing for our BrisStyle markets????

Sally said...

Orkney - like the Orkney Isles????