Finished packing at 1.30am and finally off at 5.00. Three stage trip Birmingham to Paris to Bombay to Bangalore. Stage one late off ground and seemed to land in Toulouse and then taxi to Paris. Just made stage two and forced to speak awful French with people sitting next to me. Landed in Bombay and got hawked by locals for 550 rupees (almost 10 pounds) in exchange for baggage. Three hour wait before stage 3. Fortunately John there to meet me. Flying ok - it just takes too long. Arrive at flat 6.30am local time the day after I arrive.