Well slightly over a week. Two days longer than anticipated.
Last Friday afternoon I set off with my family to stay at the Gatwick Hilton in order to catch a very early morning flight to Grenoble to go skiing in Alpe d’Huez.
All went well till Iceland vanished under a huge plume of volcanic ash, or something, meant we couldn’t fly back. The solution was an extra day in resort – put to good use sledging, building an igloo and going ice-skating – followed by a very tedious 26 hour journey home by coach, ferry and train.
Glad that’s done. Arrived home in England to see that the Conservatives have purchased about 50% of the billboards in the country, the Lib Dems suddenly seem popular (according to opinion polls in today’s papers), Gordon Brown has turned into a mask/waxwork parody of himself and to discover a huge pile of election literature.
Missed out on the Chinese F1 dinner – couldn’t really cook on the coach. Had planned some pork and noodles but am not doing to well at these so far – just 50% success. Should settle down when I am back at uni though.