.....Stepping away from the blog. Actually, the kids have been taken out fruit-picking at a nearby farm, I've finished tidying up the gargantuan mess we seem to leave in our wake whenever we visit, and there's bugger all on daytime TV in the UK.
I have to say I was most impressed with the new Business Class on United. (I left the Ball & Chain muttering and generally raising his own blood pressure as they'd put all our upgrades onto the wrong account and wiped out his personal balance. Or something.) Anyway, the seats all lie flat instead of just gently reclining.
"Great", I thought, "I'll be able to get a good night's sleep for the first time ever".
Ha, ha, ha.
It is now official - I can only sleep in my own bed, at night time, with darkness and complete silenece. (And preferably no one next to me shoving all the blankets between his knees, but that's another story.) None of that clinking of drinks trolleys. I'm not complaining, I'm just acknowledging the fact that I won't be travelling to the far east until they can time travel me there.
And the TVs - my how they've upgraded them. It's not just a TV anymore. No missus. It was more like a home entertainment system, with games, films, TV series, and quizzes. I spent a good half hour answering the Trivia questions before I realised I was competing against the entire plane, or those who wanted to join in. At one point it was just me and 'Steve', who apparently was three rows away from me - I was too embarrassed to look up. Because I had been playing for longer than him, I had ammassed a lot of points, which made me look incredibly intelligent. However, the damn thing showed scores for every answer, as well as what everyone else got. The nerves kicked in and soon, I was getting more wrong than right. At that point, I decided I really should try to get some sleep and stop winning the Idiot of the Night award.
I also shot off the plane as soon as it landed so that 'Steve' wouldn't recognise me as the complete idiot from row 8.
Oh, and we had a blistering Saturday and Sunday. Monday - not so sunny but still nothing to complain about.
Watch this space.