I decided to do things differently .
I sat at the back of a squeezy jet plane , a place I normally avoid due to the screaming kids, but this time, I really pushed my luck and shared a seat with a mother travelling alone with her baby, Freia. Cute kid and quiet too, not a peep out of her during take off or landing, which I put down to the way her mom dealt with her and kept her entertained throughout, with good old fashioned toys and glove puppets.
Ok the kid was so very cute that I could not resist trying out the squeaky glove puppet and entertaining both her and her mom.
Been a while since I have been in England and I am amazed at how smiley and happy the people are, especially after suffering with a plane full of easyjet mockney chavs! My uk Vodafone chip still works after what must be over a year of absence from the country – a very pleasant surprise.
The simple pleasures of a full size double bed and soft soft sheets dragged me into a deep sleep last night, but I still woke up at 06.00 – I guess it will take a couple of days to re-adjust.
Gatwick north terminal is a pretty cool place as far as airports go. Shops are good, place is clean and bright, although I just had a very surreal moment walking through all of the glitz.
I just bought a new set of phones for the iPod with an extra long lead so that it will reach from the lowest pocket of my baggies. I was stooped over my bag sorting them out, finally when I stood, I played an old Depeche Mode tune ‘ it’s no good’ . as I stood, I did feel a little light headed but that made the walk through the terminal feel very funky, no outside noise, just music and a busy world rushing about all around me.
Then of course I saw it – that amazing arse!! I never saw her face, for all I know, she could have been a real BOBFOC (body off Baywatch, face off crimewatch). I was even prepared not to walk along the conveyor and just stand behind her to watch it but to my surprise, she walked and wiggled all the way to the end, and so did I , but with a very cheeky grin on my face.
It almost made my plane delay a pleasure!!