*****Warning Moan Alert*****
What a complete and utter mess.
For the next 11 days and 10 nights I’m going to moan profusely, I make no apology for it and I’m not going to hold back.
Pete and I left the Uk back in June, June 17th having been through a complete and utter balls up in cancellations and administration.
More than 6 cancelled flights, 2 flights being cancelled with less than 48hrs notice.
2 PCR tests
3 lateral flow tests
But, we carried on moving forward and eventually arrived in Pakistan where from that point on, the people and country done everything it could to help and continue our momentum into the mountains.
To our return home to our HOME country.
On arriving into Islamabad we were waiting to hear if on the 4th August the country would be taken out of the “Red” zone and put into “Amber” which would allow Pete to return to his family to isolate in the comfort of his own family home.
But no, politics got in the way unlike India that has more cases per 100,000 than Pakistan it was deemed necessary for it to stay “Red” where as India moved quietly into “Amber”.
This of course means Pete and I will be returning to the Uk from a “Red” zone and have to be locked up for 11 days against our will!- 11 days in a hotel room, in London.
Obviously we tried every European country in amber first, but almost all have shut their borders to “Red Refugees”.
And, to make matters worse Pakistan has taken the decision to lock down from 00:01 last night. So our evacuation just took on a new sense of urgency.
I write this whilst sitting in “an” airport having just found a flight back to the UK. And whilst laying on a dirty unwashed floor we are hurriedly completing:
Passenger locator forms
Hotel booking forms
Although this was provisionally done for me the forms needed amending and printing before we could even check in (It is proudly announced that this is an English rule not Pakistani)
So, we await a plane to take us to our forced prison and to see what delights await us.
Having lost about 14kg in body weight and having exercised everyday for the past 5 months I sincerely hope this prison is ready for us or Mr Johnson will be getting a phone call!