Went on yet another business trip to Glasgow yesterday.
- I'm going to have to get myself some plastic cufflinks; I'm sick of having to remove them for airport security and having to fiddle about putting them back in again with cuffs flapping all over the show.
- There was a security alert at the airport - some bugger was caught trying to sneak a Galaxy Note 7 through in his baggage...
- The EasyJet flight was delayed by 2 hours and 50 minutes; 10 minutes short of the deadline for claiming a refund. They just don't delay planes like they used to - time was when a 6 hour delay was nothing.
- Managed to find the EasyJet VIP lounge - it had a sign saying WC, which I presume means Waiting Chamber. There were even some seats behind doors, so you could have some privacy..
- At one of the coffee outlets they had espressos weighing in at 6 calories for a single shot. The same thing as a frappuchinno (whatever that is) weighed in at 148 calories. What the hell do they do to it to add 137 calories, for heaven's sake?
- Was watching the outbound flight captain inspecting the plane at the departure gate. It was a lady pilot and she was wearing boots with quite high heels. I just hope she changed them to something more sensible before takeoff, as we men all know that women wearing heels risk their feet slipping off the accelerator.
- Took a Scottish £5 note with me to try and get rid of it (yes, I know it's legal tender, but you try telling that to some English people). Managed to get rid of it, but gathered another one a couple of hours later.
- Looking at WH Smiths' concession top 10 best sellers in airports makes you wince. Littered with biographies of footballers, football managers and minor C list celebrities you've never heard of unless you watch daytime TV. Can the British be so bloody shallow?
- On the way back I inadvertently left my laptop in the main departure lounge and it was only about 3 minutes after an announcement was made that I realised it was my laptop that was being referred to and I was already at the departure gate waiting to get on the plane. Airport blokey at the departure gate kindly went and got it for me. Unfortunately he refused a Scottish £5 note as reward. Can't say I blame him - they're difficult to get rid of, even in Scotland, it would seem.
On another Note - remember me banging on a couple of weeks ago about the new housing development at Lee Bay in North Devon? The local council planning department has refused planning permission to the developer. Yay!