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Trip of a lifetime – Australia here we come (Part 1) First leg of our trip, England to Brisbane Australia has been calling for years.  My little sister Silke moved to Brisbane many years ago and my husband’s brother moved to Perth over 20 years ago.  Believe it or not I had not been to Australia until the call of a family wedding drew me to finally decide that the time had come. We booked our flights through Thomas Cook in February 2018 for our trip end November early December.  We knew that Emirates was planning on flying from Stanstead Airport in Essex’s later in the year and that suited us as we live in Hertfordshire and it was on the border and it meant that we did not have to contend with facing the infamous M25 to get to Heathrow.  We also decided to go into the Thomas Cook shop in Welwyn Garden City as our flight requirements where not straight forward.  We needed to first go to Brisbane for a week and then head to Perth for the wedding on the 8 th

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