Sunday, 19 December 2010

Stopped by snow

There are plenty of jobs I wouldn't like in this world. One is a call centre operator, receiving the 300-plus calls from passengers booked on the flight from Hong Kong to London. I bet all those passengers were hoping to reschedule their arrival in England before Christmas.

The other job I didn't like, not at all, was telling the gritlets that our flight was cancelled, and no, we won't be going tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the next. We might stagger through the door Christmas Eve, but part of me has now come to the gloomy conclusion that it would probably be better all round if we didn't.

Meanwhile, to cheer myself up, salvage something, find something positive, remember to say to Tiger, You might not have snow, but you have sunshine, here's a view from the roof.


And because it's denied me, I want to go back to England more than anything.

15 comments:

kelly said...

I thought of you when I saw the airports were all closing.

My kids were meant to be going to Scotland to see family but that's all off now as well.

Hope you make it back x

sharon said...

I had been wondering if you would make it. Will keep fingers crossed for you but have to say it really doesn't look good, there's a bit more than the usual sprinkle of snow ;-( I don't suppose choosing an different destination would provide adequate consolation either.

Michelle said...

Oh. :-( :-( :-(

Potty Mummy said...

Sitting here in Moscow when I should be in London, I know just what you mean...

Rachel M. said...

oh, I was really hoping you had made it home in time. I'm so sorry!!

nappy valley girl said...

Oh no, what a pain - hope you make it back. There's still a week to go - miracles could happen.....

Sam said...

Yes, I was thinking of you too. It doesn't sound too good over that side of the country.
{{{hugs}}} to you all - if anyone can pull triumph from disaster, it's Grit and the Gritlets.

(Cardiff is open - lovely place!)

Kitty said...

Oh no :( Fingers crossed that you find a flight somehow. I think you're wise to focus on the warmth and sunshine ... it's bluddy freezing here! x

Grit said...

thank you for your thoughts, people! we are rescheduled. i have mixed feelings about it all, and just waiting to see what happens next.

G said...

'Tis better to be trapped in Hong Kong than sliding uncontrollably off the end of a runway in London

Casdok said...

Fingers crossed...

Grit said...

hi G! you are right. as the hours tick by and we hear news from the uk, the words 'doomed', 'pointless' and 'stupid' come readily to mind. time for plan b, i'd say. but who ever listened to the junior league team leader?!

thanks, casdok! whatever happens, wherever we are, the gritlets will recall this christmas. (the one mama curled up in the corner and wept.)

Helen of SJ said...

So sorry to hear, Grit. I hope you can all make it back somehow. And I hope we'll get to meet you in one of these home ed activities some time.

MadameSmokinGun said...

I have just sat and dedicated myself to a big Grit catch-up - all the amazing photos - and the WARMTH!!!! I'll say it again in hope that typing it our may defrost my fingers - THE W A R M T H !!!!!!!! Can you bring some extra centigrades back in the duty free?

Good luck with your jacket pots this year!!!!

Grit said...

hi helen! very likely we will turn up somewhere. we will be late. one of the party will be sulking. the surprise is, we never know which one!

mme sg, we are on target for the baked pots.