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22 December 2009 @ 11:46 pm
Brammers would like to stop travelling, thanks  
Guess where I am?

Did you guess a city that starts with L and ends with ondon, on the shittest computer known to humankind? Well done!

BAA and BA both exhibited staggering uselessness as I waited for five hours for a flight that was cancelled, but no, we won't help you out with accommodation, as it's a code share.

'We can get you to Germany in the morning, though.'

'Yeah, I'm going to Sydney.'

'You're on your own for that bit.'

Luckily, I had already been on the phone to Qantas and secured a new flight for only the cost of one kidney. She had wanted to get me home late Christmas night ...

'Please,' I said, 'I am happy to throw money at this. I was trapped with the Eurostar and am a woman on the edge.'

'OK, I will see what I can do. Can I put you on hold?'

'Only if you promise no more I Still Call Australia Home, I am very close to desecrating the grave of Peter Allen at this point.'

Allegedly, I fly out a 11 tomrrow and in on Christmas Eve night. Hunny and Webb, I hope to see you both and all the others, but may be unconscious. Or in the Midlands ... If I get home, I BELIVE THAT EVERYONE WILL BE RECEIVING LOVELY ORIGAMI BIRDS for Christmas. And since this kyboard is poainfully shitful, on tht note, I leave you.
Meredyth: Mehmeredyth_13 on December 22nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
One day you will laugh about all this, but I suspect a lot of alcohol will be involved.

*clings to Singapore Airlines*

Best of luck, honey.

*hugs you tight*
It's a Deensedeensey on December 23rd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Would you like me to do a round of groceries and make sure you have food in your house?
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
If you could call j and check he has done some shopping, it would be much appreciated. Webb will save us from starving if we can just get to hers, and there is always the Jewish cafe
It's a Deensedeensey on December 23rd, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
I will most definitely do that.
clovis_tclovis_t on December 23rd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Good luck!

Yes, there will be some very good stories coming out of this, in a while... I think I am very lucky that I only had to buy one extra bus ticket, and have 4 or so hours added onto the trip.

May you have better luck with the insurance company than you have with the transport companies.
Casaella_irene on December 23rd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Best wishes!

I am so glad I only have to get to Gloucestershire.
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on December 23rd, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
I guess this is the point where I can't make fun of you anymore. *pets* As commenters before me said: it will all be a great tale to tell to those grand-children. Remember the time we all were stuck in Paris because the Eurostar would not .... Alcohol. Yes.

Here's hoping the flight tomorrow will work. If not, there's always ... Paris. :D
Catscatsintheattic on December 23rd, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh dear! *hugs*

Good luck! *crosses fingers, toes and eyes*
Coffeejunkii: harry omg! (by fontofnothing)coffeejunkii on December 23rd, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
omg!! the travel gods seriously owe you something. i really hope tomorrow works out and you'll be home for christmas.
oopsoddishly on December 23rd, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh yargh, nightmare. I hope you get home okay after this!
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on December 23rd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)

I hope it works out and you are home in time for Christmas!

Australia has been missing you. It's been hot and awful, I think the country is having a tantrum. I'm hoping your return will mean that the predicted cool change will kick in!
winstonmomwinstonmom on December 23rd, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I have nothing else to say but....May The Force Be With You :)

The way things are going it may be easier and probably a bit more concrete if you were able to get a ride on Santa's sled...just saying.
Vashtanvashtan on December 23rd, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that... London is a frozen catastrophe, isn't it?
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on December 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh dear... fingers crossed for the new flight. Hang in there!
feralcheryl on December 23rd, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
thinking of you, wishing you godspeed, 'cause it's gunna be a slap up feed.
Tell Grumble Bum to turn up, even if you are still in the Midlands
pingridpingrid on December 23rd, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Nooooooo! Gaaaaaaaah. I have all fingers, toes, limbs and strands of hair crossed that they'll manage to get you home this time, babe.
alienor77310alienor77310 on December 23rd, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
*shakes head* I was without phone and net lately (actually still am) and am only now catching up with your adventures. One of my nephews took 28 hours to return from London to Paris day before yesterday. We're still wondering why the goddamn trains, which have had to face snow almost every winter since they started, chose this year to balk at snow and cold. Maybe it's the change from Waterloo to St Pancras?
bornfromwar on December 23rd, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
There are groceries. He's prepared to a) put you to bed, b) put you to bath or c) make you hot chocolate (or d) all three) when you get home.

I'll be dropping off baked goods during the day tomorrow before we go.
It's a Deensedeensey on December 23rd, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
Pretend I didn't post that with my RP journal >.>
Loyaulte Me Lieshocolate on December 23rd, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry about the weather...

...it'll make a good story... eventually...
This Girlthisgirl_is on December 23rd, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed for you!
Offbeat and upbeat: white xmasluci0logy on December 24th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I got the postcard today from Versailles. I'm afraid I look more like Dawn French. *nods chins*
grey_hunter on December 24th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
My grandma used to say, 'always pack an emergency portkey'.