Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feeling better

I’m feeling better today and finding myself enjoying the unstructured time of being on my own and doing things at my own pace. 

I’ve been doing an on-line course to try and overcome my fear of flying.  It is written by a captain pilot and is very informative.  I am hoping that knowing what is going on both in the air and on the ground and how it all works will take away a lot of my irrational fears of the plane falling to the ground and crashing!

My aim is to be relaxed up the air, knowing that the plane is built to glide through the air and that turbulence is no different than going over bumps on the road in your car.  Did you know that a plane can continue gliding through the air even if all the engines fail? 

We are staying at a gorgeous old grand hotel in Melbourne.  Built in the 1800’s it is one of the only independent grand hotels in the world.  I can’t believe we are staying there.  We got a good deal on it through one of the accommodation deals websites.  I’m really excited.  That will help me get through the flight, knowing where I get to go at the end of it!  As well as seeing D of course!

This is so what we need together.  A weekend away.  If it wasn’t for the ordeal that flying has become for me with the anxiety already building, it would all be just so exciting.  I used to love flying.  I hope this trip will help me to find that again.

The Hotel Windsor – some sneak pictures to tempt my senses!  I will post some of our own photos from the weekend when we get back. 







  1. Wow, it's beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful stay there.

  2. Thanks Merri Ann, I'm so excited about it. Can't wait to see it for real and to get some great photos!

  3. Oh it looks wonderful - honestly make the most of it, because you will not be doing things like that once you have a baby. At least, not for a very long time!

    As for the fear of flying, my mother was like that and refused to get on a plane so my father took her on one of those one day courses some airports run. At the end of it all attendees did a short one hour flight and only one of the twenty or so people did not make it onto the plane. Now my mother flies all around the world. Might be worth a try to truly get past those fears.

  4. Getting on the plane isn't a problem. It's not wanting to stay in it when it's 30,000 feet in the the air! That wouldn't end well. lol We'll see how much this on-line course has helped. Will let you know!

  5. Gorgeous, wow, I would love to stay at such a nice place.
    Hubby's afraid of flying, so I have no answers. Depending where you are travelling to it can be long and nerve racking.

  6. I never got a chance to ask because I emailed eveyone personally, could you email me at

    I have a request..