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By Merekat (Mon Jan 11, 2010 at 10:47:52 AM EST) (all tags)
Yet still too much to ask.
A nice quiet Christmas? Nope, just constant niggling annoyance not even reaching crisis level to trigger adrenaline.


Started well with a cancelled flight. Air France (Cityjet) crisis handling not the best. 'We don't know where the plane is'. (It was in Stansted, sitting there for the last hour). 17:30 flight, cancelled at 21:30, interim hotel at midnight once the queue from all the other cancelled Air France flights was processed. Get to Ireland about 18 hours later than intended, just in time for the Great Freeze to mean hitching a lift with a farmer was needed to get to my parent's house where we remained stranded for the duration. But that was ok, as somewhere in the waiting either at airports or freezing train stations for taxis not to show up, a nasty virus was picked up so going out was not possible anyway. Sloe gin and Wensleydale and leftover ham sandwiches redeemed the experience somewhat. Finished the irish leg of the trip by hiking with bags down to the nearest village and using twitter to arrange a lift from someone with a 4-wheel drive the rest of the way to a train station. Beer with mates in Dublin interrupted by burst pipes in the bar, broken heating and a broken kettle stopping the production of necessary hot ports.

UK. Cold. Cold cold cold. And damp. But with nice cider (The Harp) and more germs and a vomiting dog. Also, public toilets -  why bother having them if they're never working, can't shut the doors, no bog roll, have piss pooling on the ground and nowhere to hang your coat? Kudos goes to the Greenwich Observatory for having the only usable public toilets encountered.

Glad to be home, even if it was to spend the week in bed trying to cough my lungs inside out and being too delirious to debug a universal remote control.
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see by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jan 11, 2010 at 08:28:47 PM EST
You can't shoot up heroin if there is no door on the loo!

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