So tonight I’m flying off to UK for 3 weeks! Finally a well deserved quiet time, some time to do nothing, take some pictures of flowers and insects and nature (ok maybe some hot white chicks too if I find any..).
Time to relax, read some books, walk in the countryside, eat some cream cakes, pork pies, scotch eggs, mushy peas, fish and chips, full english breakfast, sunday roast, bangers and mash, bubble and squeak, toad in the hole, chicken cordon bleu, gammon steak, chicken tikka masala, crispy aromatic duck, strawberries and cream, apple and blackberry crumble, meringue…and the list goes on! I’m salivating already.
Bacon and Egg sarnies of course.
Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas with a nice cold BEER!
3 weeks with no parties, no events, no forced late nights, no meetings, no nonsense, no nothing except what I want to do!
I’m taking Emirates, my favourite long haul airline. The service is good, they’ve never been delayed so far, the planes are in good condition, the crew are very professional and polite and quite chatty, the food is decent, the movies on the plane are excellent, Dubai is a pretty nice airport to spend a few hours in and the prices are reasonable too!
Qatar Airways was slightly cheaper, but they only fly to Manchester, which is a few hundred miles further from my places than Birmingham airport.
The worst so far is still KLM, bad food, HORRIBLE staff and can be quite often delayed…the upside is you do get to transit in Amsterdam with all the PORN!
The last time I was back in UK was in 2006, I didn’t manage to get back last year…so this trip is going to be awesome! The fact my photography has improved a little is a bonus.
I’ve persuaded my Mom to get a new computer too so no more Pentium II 333mhz for me! Hopefully will be able to upload some better stuff this time.
I’m hoping the weather is more like this.
And less like this.
Updates may be a little infrequent until I’m back on August 27th, but I’ll do the best I can and I’ve drafted up a few things just in case.
I’ll probably check back in when I’m in Dubai in the middle of the night and I’ll reach UK around midday tomorrow (about 8pm tomorrow night).
You can find all the posts on my UK trip: