What a difference thirty years made! Regular readers will remember my post from last year- The Great Escape – https://www.elainespires.co.uk/journal/2016/06/the-great-escape/ in which I shared what happened on 18th June 1986 when I left Ibiza with my four-year-old.
In that post I explained we had one battered, loaned suitcase containing a change of clothes for the Daughter and a clean pair of knickers for myself.
Yesterday, we came back.
The Daughter is moving back to her roots and I came along to help. As you can see, we have slightly more than one case this time- but only the little, red one is mine!
Because I knew she would have loads of stuff I used some of my Avios (air miles) and we flew Business Class from London City Airport, which gave us an allowance of four 32kg cases, for the grand sum of £25 each! As it turned out, we were the only ones in Business; we had the whole section to ourselves. We spread out and were waited on hand and foot by the cabin service manager. It was like being on a private jet. Well, I imagine it was as I’ve only ever been on a private plane once, years ago and it was a Navajo, so we sat with the pilot, a bit like Biggles. But yesterday! Wow! I could get used to that. And I couldn’t help thinking, “What a difference from when we left!”.
I’m returning BA to London next Monday, Business again and I just can’t wait. Especially as the return ticket only cost me £8.80!! Bring it on!