Monday, 27 June 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
I've just come up to sit in my summer house with a coffee and my knitting for a while before it's time to start making my tea, just a chicken salad tonight, I don't cook much when it's just me in the week, something quick and simple is fine.
I have three pairs of socks cast on at the moment, they are all knit down to the start of the heel flap so I can now work on them in turn to knit the heels and then the foot part. This is the Beach ball colourway from Tea Cup Yarns which was a recent purchase from Wool@j13.
Monday, 20 June 2022
Friday, 17 June 2022
Indulge me with one more post about the wedding and holiday, It's all worth a mention and writing a blog post means that I will be able to look back on it.
You may have see or read about the flight disruptions that are happening at airport around the UK, we had anticipated long queues at security on our outbound flight but that all went quite well and we were only delayed by 40 minutes.
I was the first time on an airplane for Bonnie, Jacob and Arty. They all did really well managing to stay awake the whole time, kept entertained with tablets and games.
Once we landed in Paphos we had over an hours wait for our baggage to come through as several flights landed in quick succession, it meant that we didn't arrive at our hotel until around 2.30am. We were all very travel weary but to the hotels credit they dealt with our arrival very efficiently, we were allocated room keys quickly, given a food package and our bags were taken up to our rooms, it was much appreciated given the late hour.
Jumping ahead to our flight home for a moment because that's a tale and a half..... Our hotel pick up was 9pm, by the time we arrived at the airport we already knew that our flight had been cancelled but were not told what was going to happen, nothing was appearing on the screens, it was only by talking to other passengers, some of whom had received text messages that we found out that another plane had been arranged for us, a Spanish airline was coming from Larnaca, (this flight already had passengers so they were being diverted to pick us up!).
We eventually boarded at 5.15am, six hours after we should have taken off! That was bad enough, hanging around an airport when everyone is tired is no fun, but when we landed we then sat on the airplane for 2 hours because although they had put the steps out for us to disembark, there was no bus to transport us to the terminal. It was only when the pilot got fed-up waiting, got off and caused a fuss, (his crew had been on duty for 25 hours (!) that a bus magically appeared. You would think we had endured enough, but no, we had to wait another hour and a half for our bags to come through. There are now hoops to jump through to claim compensation, we'll start that
joy process tomorrow.
So, back to the holiday/wedding...
Given the hour we went to bed we didn't have a very early start to our first day, but the next morning we discovered that our room had a great view of the main pool. There were two other pools besides this one and one for children as well as water slides.
Wednesday, 15 June 2022