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Travel woes
Friday, 19 December 2008 at 08:02 pm
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I'm in Stockholm airport, waiting for a flight to England. The flight is delayed by half an hour, which gives me 20 minutes from touchdown to get to the bus station, not very likely in Heathrow. If I miss the last bus, I can take the last tube to KX, and that gives me 6 minutes to get up from the underground station into the mainline station and catch the last train to Cambridge. If I miss that, I'm stranded in Kings Cross, which seems worse than being stranded in Heathrow! So most likely I will end up hanging around Heathrow for 4 hours, getting into Cambridge some time after 6 am. That sucks very badly, and it's exactly what happened a year ago; it's almost enough to make me want to go back to Ryanair.

Oh well, even if tonight is hellish, I will end up in England where I'll get to see cartesiandaemon and my parents and maybe some sibs and any other friends I manage to catch between Xmas and New Year. And in the middle I'll go to cartesiandaemon's family in NW England for my first real Christmas. And celebrate my 30th birthday.


Whereaboooots: Arlanda airport, Sweden
Moooood: grumpygrumpy
Tuuuuune: airport muzak
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jacquic: default
From:jacquic
Date:December 19th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
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If it's any good, the rail-air buses to Reading stop quite late, I'd be happy to put you up overnight :)
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(no subject) - miriammoules (12/19/08 09:19 pm)
blue_mai: 3mills
From:blue_mai
Date:December 19th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
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yes, me also. i am easy to reach from KX and have spare room... but good luck on getting home tonight!
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cartesiandaemon: default
From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 19th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Are you there? What's your phone number?
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cartesiandaemon: default
From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 20th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
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Sorry, that was me -- Rachel was stuck in Heathrow and wondering if she can get to you, but think it's probably too late now.

Her mobile is: +46736938186 if you're still up and can ring her. She says thank you so much for offering, anway!
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cartesiandaemon: default
From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 20th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks. Just so anyone reading knows, blue_mai and I managed to reach Rachel.
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From:darcydodo
Date:December 20th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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Hooray!!! :)
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From:megamole
Date:December 19th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear *hugs*

I hope to see you at Jack's party (if I can get crashspace in Cambridge) but quite understand if you're too tired to make it to mine tomorrow.
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darcydodo: polar express
From:darcydodo
Date:December 20th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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I realize Ryanair is beyond evil, but on the other hand this is beyond ridiculous.

I'm so excited that you're going to celebrate Christmas. ;) (More than eight) presents!!! Pretty tree!!! I'd say "eggnog!!!" too but I'm not sure England does eggnog.

Happy almost-birthday. Did you sensibly bring your English sim-card with you so that you can get a new phone to put it in? I'd like to try and call you on your birthday, but I presume you won't be back at the parents' yet.
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