I was supposed to be going to Glasgow in Scotland, then the day before my flight, my roster was changed to airport standby. I didn’t mind the change but I was hoping for a good alternative!
I was up about 5am and headed to the airport, ready to find out where in the world I would be flying to. I was on the bus when I checked my phone and I saw LHR flash up – I was going to LONDON Heathrow!!!!!!!! I cannot describe the happiness I felt, I wanted to cry! After three months living in Dubai, I was ready to go back home and see my family! I decided to surprise my mum so I text her before my flight and told her I was going to Casablanca in Morocco.
The flight to London was absolutely amazing. I was in the best mood ever so nothing could phase me! It went really quick and before I knew it, I was landing in rainy Heathrow – typical!
After checking into the hotel, I changed my clothes in 5 minutes and then made my way home. I took a taxi to the underground station and then got the tube to my mum’s work. It felt great to be back in central London, back on the Jubilee line – it’s the little things you miss!
I then arrived at my mum’s work and asked the reception to call her down and tell her that she had a visitor. I was so excited to surprise my mum! I recorded a video of it and took a screenshot of my mum’s face. She was SO shocked and surprised! I honestly thought she was going to have a heart attack!!
It was the best feeling surprising her and it all went to plan so smoothly! As it was early afternoon, she had to go back to work, so I made my way towards my sisters house, but stopped off at my local eyebrow and nail shop to get the essentials done! It’s just not the same in Dubai!
I arrived at my sisters in the evening and we decided to surprise my Nephew Hadley too. My sister told him that she was bringing him home a surprise from work. He was sitting on the sofa with his eyes closed when I walked in! He was also so shocked but it was a lovely surprise and he was so happy to see me.
We played lots of games with my nephew, then drove to Sainsbury’s as I wanted to stock up on lots of English food – mostly chocolate, sweets and biscuits. We then treated ourselves to a Chinese takeaway.
I had the most amazing night with them, it was like old times, sitting around the TV having a takeaway.
We was all up early the next morning as my Mum and Sister had work, and my Nephew had school. We left about 7am, and I said my goodbyes to Hadley and then my Mum. My sister dropped me into central London where I then got a tube back to the hotel.
Before I knew it, I was back at the hotel and had to get ready for my flight back to Dubai. I had the most amazing time ever in London. It really was the best surprise ever and I am so glad I got changed from my Glasgow flight. It could not have been any better and I’m so glad I got to spend some quality time with family.
Hopefully I’ll be back again soon!
Thanks for reading.
Kerry May xo