I'm home. Absolutely nothing went wrong with the journey, it just took ages. And I've been fed and had tea and a nice bath (the Aussies are quite right in principle that water is scarce and should be used carefully, but it's still very pleasant to have a proper bath after three weeks of 4-minute showers). The parents are more interested in telling me about their trip to China and how exciting it was, than in interrogating me about why I didn't get the job, which is a good thing.
Aaaand now I'm going to bed. Back online properly tomorrow, though it'll likely take me a while to catch up with my backlog.