I'm all for new experiences and all that, but today's, not so much. For the first time I was driving myself to the airport and leaving Roxy there for the week. Those who know me well, know that I have the world's worst sense of direction. So it was with much trepidation that I set off for the red long term car park.
I know what you're thinking, why doesn't she just get a sat-nav? That would be cheating! Much more educational to drive around for ages looking for a place!
So you can imagine my relief when, at 6.30am I entered the aforementioned car park.
Great. Now to find a space.
Section A was full, as was B C and D.
You can imagine how panicked I was when I eventually found a parking spot......in Y!!!!
For feck sake. I had driven so far I was sure I was back in Raharney!
I parked up, got the shuttle bus and in a few minutes was in Terminal 2. It was there that I saw something that made my blood run cold.
TWO FECKIN' CHRISTMAS TREES!
In feckin' October, for feck sake.
It shouldn't be allowed, even if they were for charity. You know that old saying
A puppy is not just for Christmas, it's for life,
Well the opposite applies to trees
A tree IS just for Christmas, not for life.
In my humble opinion a Christmas tree should only be put up on the 8th December and taken down on the 6th January. One month, that's it. Finito.
I soon forgot about my little rant and was happily ensconced on the plane. What I love about Ethihad is the fact that you get your own little screen and can chose to watch whatever you like.
My first choice was an old episode of Arrow. I know I'd seen it before but I never pass up a chance to see Oliver Queen/Stephen Amell go through his bare chested workout!
This was followed by a viewing of White House Down. It was very entertaining, in a Die Hard kinda way. But I did get a little uneasy at the scene where the airplane was blown out of the sky by the terrorists, considering where I was at the time! But the sight of Channing Tatum running around the White House in his vest soon took my attention.
I've just realised that I have the same attention span as my three year old grandniece, Megan! Whenever she is getting upset or opstreperious you just say
Oh look Megan, here's Peppa Pig
And immediately she is distracted and focuses on that.
Well with me, you just have to say
Oh look Noeleen, here's a naked muscular male torso
And immediately I forget what I was thinking about!!!
The rest of my inflight entertainment consisted of reading Karl Pilkington's book The Moaning of Life.
I love his dry sense of wit and several times my travelling companions shot me dagger glances as I had burst out laughing, thus disturbing their viewing of male torsos, or whatever they were watching.
My favourite quote of the book so far is
I never understand why people say
"At least he died doing something he loved".
If you die doing something you hate, you don't have to finish doing it -Karl Pilkington
Thanks to Stephen, Channing and Karl the time flew by
See what I did there
and six and a half hours later we were touching down. The pilot announced
"Welcome to Abu Dhabi. Local time is 19.50 and it is 26 degrees."
26 degrees at nighttime in October??? Something tells me we're not in Ireland anymore Toto. That's not Christmas weather, so take down those FECKIN ' trees!,