I made it home just in time for the holidays looming around the corner! The expedition was a walk in the park (pun not intended..there really wasn't a park... it being a forest and all). The party consisted of me and two others, one being a very knowledgeable Herbologist. His name was David Thorne, and he was simply amazing. I've met many a Herbologist in my field of work, but he was honestly so nice and not as disconnected as others have come across. I was blown away by his knowledge of not only the plant we transported, a MageRoyal, which was for his own laboratory back in Scotland, but the range of his intellect regarding the intricate veins of various plant life.
He even lent me his personal copy of his book (He wrote a book) and said I could keep it. I don't know how I've not even heard of it. It was terribly embarrassing to admit. He was a welcoming joy to speak with, really down to earth (terrible pun aside) and he made me feel like more of a colleague of his than an assigned lab worker.
Any hoo, I'm terribly pleased to be home. I'm going to send an owl to mum that I'll be able to make the family gathering for the holidays. I can't wait to tell Daddy about the expeditions.