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25 December 2009 @ 02:45 am
Ahhhhh ...  
It is Christmas.

I am home.

The cats are still talking to me and Mr Brammers has gone to move all of his books off the bed.

Truly it is a time of joy at Chez Brammers, and we would like to thank calanthe_fics , raitala , pingrid , Qantas, the Heathrow Express, several thoroughly decent cabbies and the Rembrant Hotel for making it possible without me actually ever descending into the screaming tanty that threatened. Especially the Qantas woman who did not put me back onto Peter Allen hold music. She is a saint.

No love at all to BA, BAA or Eurostar, nor to people who fly with tiny babies and then proceed to spend the entire evening CHATTING LOUDLY about how difficult it is long after the actual baby has cried itself to sleep (because the baby cannot help itself, but you, adults, you can), nor to the man with the obnoxious feet who took his shoes off across the aisle from me.

Mr Brammers even made my laptop work again. And now, for some unconsciousness ... Tomorrow or the day after I will address my shameful lack of comment responses, but five minutes a day on the lobby computer has not been helpful ...
 
 
 
Seshetasesheta_66 on December 24th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you made it back safely, if a little worn out.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. ♥
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: K+K_inbetween_ on December 24th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
*pet pet pet*
Leelaleela_cat on December 24th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I read the line about getting the books off the bed to my partner, because that's exactly what happens when I get home from a trip.

Glad you're home safely.
OkyDoky: Red flowers.okydoky on December 24th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got home! I was afraid you'd spend Christmas in an airport!

Merry Christmas! ♥
This Girlthisgirl_is on December 24th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yay, you made it back!

Merry Christmas!
winstonmomwinstonmom on December 24th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you made it home!
Now a great nap will give you the stamina to ponder why travel this time of the year :)
dylansbuzzdylansbuzz on December 24th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Babies crying - okay, and you are right, absolutely about their obnoxious parents (I hope I was always smart enough to shut up once mine had passed out cold) but smelly FEET?

Ugh, unforgivable. I'm glad you had such an interesting and eventful trip and are home safe and sound!
Pureblood Princessraitala on December 24th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
SO glad you made it home, honey! Mr BB fixed laptop too, that's great! Have a good sleep and come up smiling for the New Year.
Amazing Little Ecosystemwinterthunder on December 24th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
\0/

Merry Christmas!
Jamfranalan on December 24th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
So glad you're home safe and sound. Hope you have a good Christmas.
Kareinakareina on December 24th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yay, home safe! May the brutal heat for the year be over, already, and may you enjoy being home.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 24th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
It's only going to be around the high 20s, low 30s, I can survive that! And I am enjoying it thoroughly, though am annoyed at being awake. Where have you landed up now?
Kareinakareina on December 24th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm in Copper Center, Alaska, at the moment hanging out with cousins.
They are having a heat wave here--last week it was -30 F, but today it is all the way up to +5 F (-15 C). I'll be heading south to Wasilla later today. The drive (~4 hours) is a beautiful one through some lovely mountain passes.
rubyemerald_1 on December 24th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas and, 'cos your heart lies waiting over the foam, I still want to welcome, still want to welcome, still want to welcome you home.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 24th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh you think that's funny, but let me tell you, after 25 minutes, you would be planning ways of murdering entire children's choirs, too!

And a very Happy Christmas to you.
Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 24th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome home, darling. What an ordeal? But still worth it, yeah? When the pain wears off the stories will kick in and you will smile.

Merry Christmas to you and Mr B and the kitties.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 24th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you and Mr Buns of Steel and the kitties at your house, dear!

I am trying to convince my body that it is sleepy bobos time again ...
Meredyth: Arthur Happymeredyth_13 on December 24th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
At times like these, I find a cricket bat, or half a brick in a sock, very effective.

Or you could just give it up and do Christmas - after all, one large turkey dinner and more alcohol than it takes to refloat the Titanic and I guarantee you'll be asleep by 3 - 3.30 at the latest. It's tradition, after all.

Thank you, honey. I passed on your wishes - kitties are making full and excellent use of the piece of wrapping paper on the floor and a box full of bubble wrap. Mr BoS wants to know what I've been saying about him. *fondles him fondly*

Have a smiling Bradley icon. If you're going to be awake, there's no reason you can't have something pretty to look at (just remember - he's mine! ;) )
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 24th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Had a lad who was a cross between Bradley and the ideal Draco leap up and move his bags for me on the Heathrow Express. Alas, it was good manners to help out the small crazy woman with the giant suitcase rather than unbridled passion expressed through courtesy, but given the extent of the bags under my eyes at the time, fair enough.

And, Mr BoS is a keen cyclist, so I was just remembering when I was ...

Alas, dinner tonight with friends, need to be awake till 10 at least. Urgh ...
george pushdragonpushdragon on December 25th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
?????

You had such a man.

And a large bag.

And did not knock the one over the head with a brick in order to stuff him into the other and bring him back for me??

No gold stars for Brammers!

But it *is* good to hear that you got back safely after all that drama - I'll bet your own bed has never felt so comfortable.

big kisses

push
Coffeejunkii: hp yule ballcoffeejunkii on December 24th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
yay, you're back! did you only make it home when you posted--2am on the 25th?
down the hills and round the bends: I entered myselfnorton_gale on December 24th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
No need to answer my comments - give yourself a break. Welcome home!
Kilian Ruadh: xmasms_kilian on December 24th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Tiding of comfort and joy
So glad to hear you are home safe and on the whole well, aside from a few psychological scars. Rest up, take care, and lots of cuddles from mr brammers and the kitties.
Catscatsintheattic on December 25th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
You made it home safely - yay!

*sends you a comfy blanket, hot tea and chocolate*

Merry Christmas!
Oalethiaxx on December 25th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
I enjoyed reading about your travels (though I was biting my nails a bit at the end there!) Glad you're safe and sound.

On babies in planes: that is all.
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on December 25th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Glad you made it back :)
(Anonymous) on December 25th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, HURRAH! :D *dances La Cucaracha in honour of your finally making it back home* Have a fabulous Christmas with loads of sleep and presents, honey. Pet the cats for me, and tell the J that the boots look right at home at mine, and that you are both welcome to visit them any time. :)

:X!
pingridpingrid on December 25th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, that was me in a not so effective disguise. :)
Hueyphoenixacid on December 26th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Glad you're back, hun! *snuggles you* Merry Christmas! :D
Jaeenchanted_jae on December 26th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you made it home for Christmas!
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Periodldydark1 on December 27th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed reading about your travels.
Thank you for sharing with us.
I am glad you are home safe for
the holidays.