I got up at 3:45am for my journey to London. I did my usual worry and was looking for my lead to connect the camera to the computer. After much fuffing around I decided to buy another one at the airport. The airport transport arrived promptly at 5:00am and I started my journey London.
I met Christina at the airport, she runs IATP which is an asbestos training provider. She is talking at the conference too. I got to check in, told the girl I had special assistance to which the reply was "well you don't have a wheel chair" although it was written on the screen. I should have pushed it but I really couldn't be bothered with her ignorance.
We went to first class where I mentioned I should have assistance. The lady there took my details and we settled down for a coffee and some breakfast, well a bowl of fruit.
When it was time to leave there was no one around so Christine and I made our own way to the gate. When we got on we were in 2 different areas. We made sure we walked around to each others pod as we were in first class : )
Our flight was delayed for an hour and a half so we didn't leave till about 1pm, we were supposed to leave at 11:30am. This was due to a computer failure so the whole lot had to be rebooted and checked again.
While waiting to leave I had a eureka moment...... The camera lead, I remembered where it was, It is in my case, in my shoe. No wonder I couldn't find it!!!
My entertainment system didn't work. The cabin staff tried to reboot it but it wouldn't do anything so I decided to have a couple of hours sleep.
I woke up and went to see Christine who had got no sleep. We decided to swap pods as I could then watch TV and she could sleep in my pod. I watched "my week with Marilyn" which was a charmingly sad fim. The girl who played Marilyn Monroe was so good that it could have been Marilyn on screen.
After that I watched "Jack and Jill" with Adam Sandler. So funny although I missed the end of it due to us landing.
So I have gone from 3:45am to 11:30pm with 2 hours sleep...... yawn!!!
We got assistance the LA end as the the girls were disgusted that I didn't get it at the UK end. Someone famous got off the plane first with his girl friend, some guy called Jessie Metcalfe, I had to google who he was. I wish I had taken more notice now : )
I have a slight snooze in the hotel room for about 30 minutes and then a quick change to meet Linda for dinner at a mexican place. We had people from 5 nations there, all coming together to fight the injustice of asbestos. I was flagging by 8pm LA time, which was about 1am UK time. By the time I got back to the hotel it was probably about 3:45am LA time so that would be 22 hours with no sleep, Mmmmm.... should be interesting. I managed to get to sleep but was wide awake at 10:00am UK time which is 2:00am LA time. I am doing this blog and will then get some ZZZzzzz's. See you tomorrow x x x