M and I went to South Africa last week because his father died on Friday 6 September. We found flights on the same day and arrived on the Saturday.

As funerals go, it was fine, and the rest of the week involved a lot of admin and paperwork.

We returned to Canada yesterday, to give us barely enough time to recover before jetting off to China tomorrow.

The China trip was already planned, while the SA jaunt was an unfortunate but necessary thing. I feel like a jetsetter, just without the wealth and social activities.

And yes, I still refuse to go through the airport scanners.