Just back from my hols, managed a couple of blogs whilst away, but eventually I though why bother, when there were more important distractions, such as whether to have a beer or another bottle wine.
A few issues seemed too trivial to comment on such as nurses apparently wearing clothes with the legend "Do not Disturb" ( a clear indication of all that's wrong with the NHS and the contempt for patients ).
I've had a good holiday, despite Thomson fly, er not flying, until 14 hours after they were due to, my last package holiday was similarly screwed up by Monarch, so this time I booked for 11 nights with the hope I might get 10, it worked, I would like to thank First Choice part of Thomson and TUI for giving a clear explanation, but " There's a slight delay due to hurricane Irene" followed by "The flight cancelled as the Hotel's closed" (What? ) then "The flight is cancelled because the airport is closed" (Easyjet and Monarch still listing it as a valid destination) , "The crew are out of hours" ( "That old Chestnut" remarked someone claiming to be an off duty Thomson staff member|) and finally closer to the truth "We couldn't get a crew"( it was a bank holiday weekend).
Waking up this morning at home, despite thinking that the air-con is a bit harsh, and finding the breakfast choice not so varied and the self service a bit more, hands on, I feel fully refreshed and at least I can have a cup of Earl Grey, marvelous! I shall be reading the papers.
I'm lucky I know, many never get to travel and although this is the first proper holiday in about 3 years I am privileged.