Quick update... I finally heard from Othello this morning
I don't know if anyone saw it mentioned on the news, but what's happened is that the QE2 has been sold and it is going to become a floating hotel in Dubai as of 2009! Anyway I think that has stressed him out a bit (or a lot!) and he's been having in negotiations to try and extend his time onboard. He's pretty attached to the ship, having worked on it for over 10 years, so he's trying get maximum time onboard, while he still can! Which means not much leave.... so, I won't be going overseas to visit, at least not in the next few months.
Feeling so much better this morning though, like a weight's been lifted. At least I know what is happening and I can plan my own holidays
Got a pic... took this in Feb 05 from HMAS Watson, on south head in Sydney. I like it anyway...