I managed to arrive home eventually. It was a bit of a drama getting home and I was a day late. It started in New York with storms delaying flights for five hours hence I missed my connection in LA so had to wait for the next flight which wasn't until the next night. After a day in LA airport I managed to eventually arrive in Sydney only to find fog and ash in Melbourne. After a delay of an hour or so I did arrive in Melbourne a day and two hours later than expected. I am keeping away from airports for a while.
I had a really great trip and once organised will post some photos.