Well after a quick layover in Paris made it the land of the rising sun ☀️
Have stayed at this hotel before and it’s central for everything pretty much like the renaissance at st Pancras in London
What is there to say when you’ve been here before ??
Didn’t get much time to do a lot Saturday as we had a gig at night but got dragged out on a boat
Which made me feel really sick 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 I don’t do boat travel well at all
View flying over Sydney
view from my room
Two whole days off now before Brisbane so off to see the koalas 🐨 🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨 later this morning then depending on time I think we’re going up to Bondi
They also seemed to think my pancake needs to look like chicken little
So that’s another city done with ! Still can’t understand why management never booked dates in Adelaide but it’s down to the good old footfall excuse
Off to Sydney later and then 2 1/2 days off before heading to Brisbane !!
Oh and of course a trip overseas wouldn’t be right without testing the local food – cat food that is so this is all coming back to the UK with me
After X amount of years in the music industry once in a while you’ll stay at a hotel that goes the extra mile
Sofitel is that hotel – comfy cosy bed to die for amazingly friendly / helpful staff , just a shame we’re not going to be here longer
Day off to recover from the yucky jet lag so off to Hobbiton and The Shires in a bit ! 2 hour drive but you can’t come all the way to Auckland and not go
Gig Wednesday night and then onto melbourne on Thursday , think I’m going to miss New Zealand 🇳🇿
Well what after what has to be the longest journey to get to the start of the tour in years finally touched down in Auckland an hour ago
Left Heathrow at just gone 10pm Saturday night
Emirates certainly is one of the best airlines to fly with when flying alone they really look after you
Arrived in Dubai Sunday morning for a 2 hour layover of course had to buy a camel 🐫 before 16 hours again with emirates to Auckland landing 1/2 hour early
have to say the blankets provided by emirates and the most comfy cuddly ones I’ve had in ages
On way to hotel now , got couple of days off to explore before the tour starts and then leave for Australia 🇦🇺 on Thursday
So we have 3 shows of this tour left and then it’s home sweet home
I will be SO pleased to be away from America – don’t get me wrong I love the country etc but when you go to the same place time after time or are stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do , you do start looking for a jacket you can hug yourself in after a while.
So here we are in Indianapolis , I am mentally and physically drained , I just want 24 hours solid sleep with no one telling me we need to leave for the venue, no travelling through the city to the next location just pure sleep !!!
Of course once I do get home it’s only for 13 days then off to Australia and New Zealand – I think I may as well just spend my life living out a of a suitcase with revolving doors !!!
Don’t get me wrong I love my job it’s just at times like today when pain is kicking in 100% and the last thing I want to do is be dragged sight seeing , here again tomorrow and then off to Missouri,
So had a morning off after getting to Niagara yesterday afternoon haven't been there for years nothing changes lol view from the hotel
falls last night
View from the boat 🚣 which I hated and shot from behind the falls which was really weird !!
6 more gigs to go and then home for 2 1/4 weeks