Coming to you from Dubai!
Well I’m using this short down time (Duty Free duly ticked off with some goodies from Kiehls) in Dubai’s business class lounge to write up about part one of the journey. It’s not the first time I’ve travelled on the Emirates A380, but it’s still exciting being on the top deck, and standing at the in-flight cocktail bar for a Cosmopolitan.
The chauffeur journey to London Gatwick was easy enough, and the driver was willing to wait for an extra five minutes so I could take my mattress cover out of the wash – somehow I don’t think it would have liked 6 weeks in my washing machine while damp! I thought I’d timed the wash cycle right for it to be done and hung up ready to air for all the time I was away, but it seems that Bosch’s definition of 59 minutes (that’s what’s displayed) is actually 75 minutes.
The next part of the trip is the smaller plane, and even in business, it means spending the next couple of hours sitting next to someone – but still… there’s food and champagne!