Today could have been really hideous, but it turned out okay. Here’s what caused me to start to question why we ever left home:
- We paid for “speed boarding” on our Easyjet flight, which supposedly meant that we could board first. But when we got to the airport in Copenhagen we were told that we weren’t eligible for it; families are required to board after “speed boarders” on Easyjet flights, whether they’ve paid for speed boarding or not. Grrrrrr.
- There was track work on the Stansted to Cambridge line, and the train was replaced by a coach.
- There was utter pandemonium at the station when the coach arrived. Ever wondered what a train full of people being forced onto a single coach looks like? Well it was even less pretty when the bus driver opened the luggage hold and said, “Here’s where your luggage goes” to the angry crowd. Imagine me single-handedly struggling through the scrum with our three bags.
- The bus driver took narrow country laneways to Cambridge, rather than the motorway (i.e. “the long way”).
- The guy sitting behind us on the coach had a cell phone ring that sounded like a car horn. Clearly he was very popular, it rang every 2-3 minutes.
This is why my faith in travelling to new places has been sustained:
- Our apartment in Cambridge is really fabulous – lots of nice touches and we’re very happily settled in knowing that we’ll be here for two weeks
- We have internet access in our apartment
- The plane journey went well and the trip out to the airport in Copenhagen on the new airport wing of the metro went without hitches.
- But the best thing about today was how Rose acquitted herself. She was the most perfect baby, and took all the missteps with a jolly and sweet temper. She’s such a wonderful little girl.