The Mhinisteir and I came back to the Vicarage this week after a fortnight’s holiday. As usual, our return was not without drama.
After we landed in Heathrow, we went to pick up our car from the carpark. The car wouldn’t start. I was quite relaxed about it as I was very tired after the long flight and was convinced that it was a flat battery so the Mhinisteir phoned Green Flag.
Midway through his conversation to Green Flag….. he began to explain to them my health situation. Strange I thought….. why does Green Flag need to know my health condition???? It’s the car that is needing looking at.
It was only after the Mhinisteir rang off that I realised that the overly enthusiastic call operator at Green Flag put two and two together and completely got the wrong end of the stick!
She assumed that I was showing symptoms of the coronavirus!!!!!! Boy oh boy!!! Why on earth would she think that????
All because we had just gotten off a flight and the Mhinisteir had mentioned that I wasnt feeling great!!!!! Oh help!!! Me feeling not great is the result of my long term condition nothing else! Anyway, the operator rang again and agreed to send help.
In November 2019, the Mhinisteir and I managed to go away on a wee break before a hectic December. I hasten to add that this was our first proper break since Easter.
We had a shaky start as our flight was delayed due to bad weather and health wise I was pretty shaky too. It was almost midnight before we reached our holiday destination and so we went straight to bed.
My health continued to be shaky for the next few days. Despite that we had a lovely time away and it was so nice to see the Mhinisteir in his Shirt and Tie (yes, he doesn’t do casual) instead of his usual black clerical shirt and dog collar.
We were able to go for nice long walks by the sea and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. We also indulged in some lovely food. It is a place we have been before. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people so where was I?
Answers on the back of a postcard please(Just kidding!!!!). If unlike me, you are serious and would like to guess the name of the country then please go ahead and drop me a line. The first correct entry will receive a wee something in the post from Bean A’ Mhinisteir. UK entries only please.
About 6 years ago, we took a long haul Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt Airport in Germany to our holiday destination. Our flight was at about 11.30pm Frankfurt time.
By the time, we arrived at the airport in Frankfurt we were so tired. The journey to Frankfurt airport from our Highland home in Scotland was a long one. We were hungry and were struggling to find a place at Frankfurt airport to have something to eat for they were all shutting up for the night.
Alas, our plane started boarding. What a relief! It was a long flight. I can’t sleep on planes so the 14 hour plus flight felt like a 24 hour flight!!!
After we arrived at our destination, I was desperate to get out of the plane to get some fresh air and to stretch my legs. As we walked out of the plane onto the air bridge and finally into the airport. We saw many people taking photos with their mobile phone.
The Mhinisteir and I were intrigued by their actions and decided to stop and observe why these people were busy clicking away!
We saw a humungous plane on the tarmac and it was this plane that was being photographed. The Mhinisteir and I were mesmerised by this plane. It had two levels just like a double decker bus. It was one of the new A380 planes.
We were so excited to know how it would look inside and to which airlines it belonged to. We were quite sure it belonged to one of these middle eastern airlines.
Just that it didn’t. It said LUFTHANSA on the side of the plane!!!
It was then that the penny dropped!!! This was the plane that we had just disembarked from!!!! What a pair of numpties we had been!!!!!