Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Still no further forward. In 24 hours we should be sitting on a plane on our way to Salt Lake City, but probably not. A new ash cloud from the Iceland volcano is on the move and the Oslo airport may shut down this afternoon. We should know more after 2 pm. When I look at my travel information online, I'm told to check on the day of the flight - a little awkward when thw flight leaves at 06.30 am. I've found luggage, I've found the clothes and stuff we need to take, but do I pack? I hate uncertainty, and this is driving me nuts! But there is no-one to blame, no-one who can help. chewing my foot off won't help, but it would pass the time.

Friday, 16 April 2010

To America or not to America - that is the question

We've been looking forward so much to our trip to America, counting first months, then weeks, and now days. The planning of what we're going to do while we're there, what we're going to pack, telling everyone we meet, and smugly accepting wishes for a great trip - all that's been taken away from us. Instead of "when we go" it's become "if we go". All because of some dust! Quite a lot of dust, actually, and of course we're not the only ones affected by this disaster, but it's rather taken the shine off the whoøe thing. My grandson will be shaving before we meet him!