Oz minus 10
Oh my God what a stressful few days we've just had. In the run up to the trip down under and of course the wedding everything just started to go wrong.
Firstly there was Benny's ticket having the wrong surname on it. You'd think it would be easy to rectify wouldn't you - but no!! Two weeks of increasingly frantic phonecalls to ebookers later and at least the name change has been done on the system but we are still waiting for the ticket to arrive.
In the end I had to insist on speaking to a supervisor at ebookers who after she heard my tale accutally assigned someone to look after me - you would think this would be standard wouldn't you but no. Nobody was handling the problem so things were only getting down when I was phoning in. It didn't help that they gave me their own fax number instead of the airlines at one point.
Malaysian Airlines then dragged their feet having to send the details all the way to Kuala Lumpur to get permission to make the change - good grief. So today I could finally book 9 seats together and get permission to take Benny's carseat on. That was a struggle in itself - you'd think that they would have a list of compatible seats but no that would be too easy. In the end we had to take the one in Sarah's mums car as we could find info about that one.
Then in the middle of all this we went back to have a dress fitting for the dresses that needed further alterations and they had seriously messed one up. It ended up being 3" too short!!! The dress came from America and there was no time to get another one sent over. In the end the seamstress had to make the whole bottom half ofthe dress again out of material similar to the dress colour. A very agonising wait over the weekend worrying about the possibility of having to find 4 more dresses at short notice. Thankfully it worked out ok.
So now we're onto the packing and at least the stress levels, almost unbearable over the weekend have now dropped to merely heart attack inducing!!