You can call me Usain. This is me. For real. When you fly Ryanair on a non-EU passport, you have to get a visa-check stamp when you arrive at the airport, before going through security. Every other airline does it just before you board. This means that if you’re silly enough to forget to get […]Read more "Life Lesson #43 – Mad Dash"
Today I learned never to fly overnight and expect to go to work the next day. It seemed like a flawless plan, except for the part where I had to set my alarm for 2:45am. Ironically, with the four hour time difference, this was actually 10:45pm London time. Yep. I was up and moving before […]Read more "Life Lesson #39 – Taking the Long Way Home"
Navigating the backstreets of a Spanish island in a manual hatchback with no map should be a recipe for disaster. I was perplexed to rock up at the terminal hours early without so much as a missed turnoff. There was that gnawing feeling that something was about to go wrong. EZ8634 – DELAYED. They put […]Read more "Life Lesson #33 – Delayed Off"
I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for ages. Like any self respecting theatre freak, I find myself drawn to the the Edinburgh Fringe Festival like a mozzie to one of those lights that zaps them. If only I had made it. I planned the weekend to a degree of precision I believe they call […]Read more "Life Lesson #32- The Trip to Nowhere"
Standing in the queue to go through security at LAX, I realised I still had my deodorant in my bag. Like the sly fox that I am, I decided just to walk through anyway and let them confiscate it. They didn’t. My bag made it through with no problems. Well, correction, the bag with the deodorant made […]Read more "Life Lesson #11 – Air Criminals"
I broke my own rule today. I often talk about how I never cry, but today I couldn’t help myself. I’m sitting in the departure lounge in Auckland right now hoping this wasn’t a mistake… it’s meant to be the time of my life, but today it’s feeling more bitter than sweet. Here’s hoping I […]Read more "Bittersweet"