It has happen once while working over in UK – that I arrived to my home flight to Sweden, 2 days before Christamas, 24 hours too late. A very costly business and nerve racking, because there was only one seat left before Christmas.
My only hope was that someone shouldn’t turn up for the flight that morning or book the evening flight that had the only free seat left, but it had meant that I would have to spend the night at Copenhagen airport or Hilton Hotel … because no connections with Sweden. Both options would have cost me another £365. So it was only to caugh up the pounds and hope for the best that somebody was going to miss the morning flight – and so it happen.
And I have messed up hotel bookings – so my and my right hand man (handsome Stuart) ended up sharing hotel room for one night in Brimingham, UK – I had only been his boss for about 2 weeks time, his wife Wendy was very understanding. Poor guy, but then I knew he was perfect for the job.
On Tuesday was I flying up to Stockholm and MBF – Anna-Liisa, but counted wrongly on time, and instead of 2 hours at the airport I spent 3 hours and that’s is a lot.
I have many times prieced Copenhagen airport for being so effecient – and on Tuesday it must have been world record. My train stopped 12.18pm under the airport termial – 12.35pm was I checked in and my bag was gone. 10 min later was I done with the security check up. Amazing. One of the busiest airports in Europe.
So I had plenty time on my hand to walk around …. and did some exclusive window shopping with my camera. I had a light lunch; a smoothie, chicken club sandwich and a great cup of coffee. A great home cooked meal was waiting for me a couple of hours later at my friends place.
Anna-Liisa has lost most of her sight during the last 2 years, but that doesn’t stop her from travelling with me, cooking great meals and keeping her home spotless, an amazing woman. She has something called macula and there is nothing they can do about her sight as such, but she also had cataract on both her eyes.
The doctor she had before said that he did’t want to operate because of the bleeding she had in her eyes. Then she got a new doctor and she said no problems. 14 days ago she was operated on one of the eyes and her sight situation has became a lot better, even if she can’t read without magnification machine. Now they also will do the other eyes. In for 2 years she had it like that … and a new doctor could make her world so much brigher.
So on Wednesday we booked our 10 days trip to Chicago and Las Vegas. We got really good deals, but I will come back to our bookings in another post. Because I’m just over 500 words now.
“Better be three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” ‘