Sunday, May 30, 2010
Long time no write; hope to return here more often. We returned last month from a wonderful holiday in Florida with my family, where we were caught up in the first of what may turn out to be a number of grounded flights due to volcanic ash activity. In our case, the trip back home was postponed a week, and ended up being a fantastic way to extend the holiday with relatively little consequence. Nevertheless, the idea that something or someone had intervened to prevent us from completing our holiday and return back to where we were expected to be, was disconcerting to say the least. And for others there were more than inconveniences from their flight delays. Yet sometimes, and one of the things I've learned in these last few years since moving over here is that life's routine and your own daily expectations get upset - so you have to work with what you've got and make it the best situation you can. You give up your job, home, leave friends and family - and you sort it all out. It's like what John Lennon said, 'life is what happens when you're busy making plans'; you get stopped dead in your tracks - and adjust your course. So go and make your summer travel plans.. and enjoy!