I had honestly forgotten how hard it is to sit on your arse for 24 hours on an airplane seat. Yesterday I travelled from Amsterdam to Auckland with one 3 hour transit stop in Singapore. Fortunately Singapore Airlines provides the fastest connection, but it means that you sit on your butt for 24 hours. When I reached Auckland, I had had enough.
Now that I am here there are 2 things that I need to physically adjust to. The first is that I am exactly 12 hours ahead of Europe so when I talk with K, she is going to bed at around a similar time that I get out of bed. Over a period of time I think it will definitely add to a sense of dislocation with her rhythm at home. The second thing is of course the weather. Yesterday as I flew out of Schiphol it had just begun to snow and here this morning it is bright, beautiful and on the way to 25c. I think it will take a couple of days to get rid of the jet lag and to start to slot in to NZ.