Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 2: Flying the “World’s Best Business Class” to Japan

We checked in on time and certainly got some looks whilst we held up the queue. The agent processing Business Class check in got caught up with his passenger so the lady running the Economy queue called us over. When her colleague had finished she then got him to print our boarding passes on the proper paper and ensure we had all the correct bits … Continue reading Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 2: Flying the “World’s Best Business Class” to Japan

Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 1: 24 Hours In HEL

We jumped on the bus outside the Renaissance and two stops later arrived at Heathrow Central. It was then just a short stroll along the travellators to Terminal 3. We were quickly checked in as for once there was no queue whatsoever. Security was the same, a minimal wait and straight through. We also realised it was our first time travelling from Terminal 3 not … Continue reading Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 1: 24 Hours In HEL

Messages From France (If You Think I’m Calling This French Letters You Can Just Go Home Right Now)

Last night I dreamt my Niece was running wild.  She’s just three and a half, but in my dream she was brandishing a full table’s worth of shiny silver knives and forks, as if she planned on eating my eyes for dinner.  I’d had enough and went to remove the cutlery from her tiny hands before catastrophe hit.  Instead of being congratulated for stepping in, … Continue reading Messages From France (If You Think I’m Calling This French Letters You Can Just Go Home Right Now)

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Truth be told we were exhausted from the previous day of sightseeing and face stuffing so enjoying a good nights sleep was an easy enough affair. After getting washed and dressed it was time for breakfast. We popped into the wonderful looking lifts and walked past reception, the barbers shop a handful of conference rooms and into the sister uHotel (as it is now called) … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

I’m not sure what time we woke up, but my Grandma was right, the builders would do it. If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to live on a building site, or perhaps a coal mine you most likely have something wrong with you! We attempted to sleep for another half hour but gave up right at the point where we … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

For some reason I found myself asleep in a Starbucks.  Well,  that’s not strictly true. I was trying to order my morning coffee and set myself up to have at least some small chance of a successful day.  “Grande Black Americano to go please,  Origin Espresso,  extra shot.”  Beep…  Wait! Someone stole my drink whilst I was still sleeping,  another and another came, but no … Continue reading My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 8: Homeward Bound And A Final Taste Of Prague

Flight: BA861 PRG T3 to LHR T3Aircraft: Airbus A320-200Depart: 17:15Arrive: 18:35Seats: 1A and 1C (Club Europe, Business) We picked up our bags from the Hilton and made the short walk to the station to pick up the crappy airport bus. At least it was cheap. The check in queue was huge and having access to the Club desks made a big difference today. It was … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 8: Homeward Bound And A Final Taste Of Prague

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A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

It was a typical Happy Friday and as usual my best made plans went astray. I meant to finish my working day with a delicious Indian lunch at Thakers in Hounslow whilst catching up with a colleague, but work knew better. An enforced schedule change meant starting my day in East London and as per usual my meeting over ran significantly and that delicious Thakers’ … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR