One of the nice things about traveling between London and Portland is that there is generally no weather shock. After 19 hours and 6000 miles of travel we stepped off the airplane into almost identical weather as we stepped on. Fortunately the eight hour time difference worked in my favour this time making an 8:30 am meeting far easier than it would otherwise have been. I find that traveling east is far harder to adjust to than traveling west. I would love to be able to feel as perky at 7am on a regular day as I do with the jet lag. I wonder does anybody actually ever wake up feeling refreshed? The morning feels like a trial of wills, of me vs the duvet and so often the duvet wins.