Caribbean Christmas 30: Travelling Hopefully

I’m coming home today and that’s a phrase full of mixed emotions.   Once the day of my flight dawns, I’m keen to get the travelling over with especially considering how fraught with difficulties that can be in this day and age.   Now that I am up early and enjoying the dawn, I wish I could just rock up at the airport and get on with it.   But my flight doesn’t take off until 1700.   So what to do with my last few hours? I’m excited to be coming home, being reunited with Mitsy and all that is familiar to me, […]

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Caribbean Christmas (1): Familiarity Breeds Content

There’s no nice way to say this.   It’s a bitch of a journey.   I went into training on 1st September, three months to get well enough to survive LHR-CDG-SXM.   And still it takes its toll, in so many different ways. Last time: three hours at LHR T2 with no shopping, no breakfast, no coffee even and Salman Rushdie on our plane, remember?   I do.   All too painfully.   It took me three years to be able to face it again. On Thursday morning I got up at two a.m., collected my travelling companion at three and arrived at Heathrow at four for our flight to St […]

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