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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post

    Yes, I spent half of yesterday on a delayed flight (because LHR have no staff that can move planes around in the fog), then when we got back to Heathrow there were no gates available, so 45 mins sat in the plane waiting for a gate. Finally a 2 hour wait for luggage because LHR has no drivers available to get bags from planes.

    ...oh, and a bit of skiing in Italy.
    HWMBO had issues flying down from Glasgow yesterday. He was nearly late for the course he's delivering this week.

    Apparently LHR got close to full house yesterday because there were so many fog-related cancellations. That's why you couldn't get a stand for ages. I don't know if it was a real pea-souper but movement around the airfield does get severely restricted during fog for safety reasons so whilst I have heard there's staff shortages with the handlers (they're not employed by LHR...) I would also expect there to be delays in offloading due to safeguarding procedures being followed too.
    Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

      You'll have to catch up on Trucking Hell (Paramount/My5) and The Repair Shop (BBC iPlayer)
      Aha, yes! The Repair Shop is one I'd forgotten about. That's certainly being added back into the rotation!

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        Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

        I saw your discussion with Heathrow on Twitter last night. They seemed to be not very helpful
        If only we knew someone who used to work at Heathrow as a Lady baggage handler...
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          Originally posted by WTFH View Post

          If only we knew someone who used to work at Heathrow as a Lady baggage handler...
          I thought she was just a baggage

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            Lunch: Scotch broth and multiseed bread

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              I'm thirsty. Is it too early for a work meeting?
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                Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

                I thought she was just a baggage
                Just quoting this post for legal reasons. If Nick goes missing in the next few days, we'll know to check the samsonite for his body parts.
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                  Originally posted by WTFH View Post
                  I'm thirsty. Is it too early for a work meeting?
                  The sun is over the yard-arm, go for it!
                  Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

                    It's back to persistently grey out there, but there's no nasty breeze or anything so it's quite tolerable

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                      I've just been reminded of this: Starship Titanic available on BBC Sounds for just shy of a month.

                      Michael Palin stars in an exclusive adaptation of Terry Jones's comic novel. A tale of interstellar skulduggery, romance and unhinged robots based in Douglas Adams's universe.

                      Far off in the centre of one of the less well-chartered quadrants of the universe, a vast civilisation is preparing to launch the most technologically advanced starship ever - Starship Titanic While the galaxy's media looks on, it unfortunately undergoes SMEF (Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure) and disappears. Leovinus, the designer of the ship, uncovers shoddy workmanship, poor cybernetics and a series of increasingly eccentric robots. The owners, Scraliontis and Brobostigan, were intent on destroying the ship and claiming the insurance.

                      Meanwhile in Oxfordshire, four humans are inspecting a property they intend buying, only to see it crushed under the re-materialising Starship. This disaster is swiftly followed by an invitation from an over-attentive robot to come aboard, and Lucy, Dan and Nettie are catapulted into a series of increasingly bizarre encounters.

                      Stylistically emulating the work of the great Douglas Adams in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the late Terry Jones weaves a fabulously mad and comic tale, adapted by Ian Billings and directed by Dirk Maggs, who also directed the last four editions of the Hitchhiker's sagas.

                      Cast: Tom Alexander, Ian Billings, Nicholas Boulton, Rupert Degas, Philip Pope, Alana Ramsey, Rebecca Yeo. With a special guest appearance by Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
                      Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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