It was coming to the time to pack up and start the journey to a new country for Queenie and Quentin.
They had been looking at the map and realised just how small England was and wondered if there would be enough room for them. They showed their passports and boarded the flight to Dubai, which was going to be 14 hours long, followed by a flight from Dubai to Newcastle which was another 8 hrs - phew!
Map showing just how big an area Australia is compared to Europe
Queenie and Quentin slept for most of the first leg of the flight and by the time they arrived in Newcastle, they were wide awake and very curious about this new country they were about to land in. Being the end of November, it was cold and raining, so their first impressions were not very good. The big taxi brought them to a cosy little house where they couldn't wait to get warmed up. After settling in, and a bit of an unwind with some yoga, (see lead image!) it was bed time---again. !
Helping to mix the Christmas cake
Jet lag plays havoc with day and night time huh ! The following morning they helped to make the Christmas cake, and then it was present wrapping but they got carried away and were sent to sit on the naughty step. Queenie and Quentin chose some new attire to wear for their journey to meet their new owners; a tie for Quentin and a bow for Queenie, woolly hats to keep their ears warm, knapsacks for their bits and pieces and of course their passports, just incase they were ever going to do any more travelling.
Getting carried away with present wrapping
The day arrived for them to go to meet Maisie and Rosie who were to take care of them now ---a new adventure beginning for them being loved and cared for by two lovely little girls.
All ready to meet their new owners
Good bye to Queenie and Quentin, thank you for your company on a wonderful journey.
See Day 1 here.
See Day 2 here.
See Day 3 here.
See Day 4 here.
See Day 5 here.
See Day 6 here.
See Day 7 here.
See Day 8 here.
See Day 9 here.
See Day 10 here.
See Day 11 here.
EDITOR: I hope you have enjoyed reading the 12 days of the Quokkas diaries as much as I have enjoyed publishing them!