Friday, 16 April 2010

Extreme Measures (by Richard)

As anyone who reads this blog regularly knows, Karen and I have had a great time this winter, and developed a really good friendship over the months.
We both knew that one day in April we would have to go our separate ways and both of us were trying not to think about it too much. Even on the morning of my departure I think it's fair to say we were both 'struggling' to contain certain emotions.

However I was quite surprised at the extreme measures Karen was prepared to take to prevent me from leaving !

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/news/article7099035.ece

I think that setting off a Volcano in Iceland and causing the entire UK airspace to shut down whilst I was mid Atlantic was just one step too far !

So whilst also not bribing the pilot enough (he pulled a pretty neat manoeuvre to avoid the ash cloud) we eventually managed to touch down at Heathrow with about a minute to spare - we landed at 11.59, they shut the airport at 12.00 !!

Nice try Mrs Ramstead - I know you've got a load of followers and fans but didn't realise Mother Nature was on your list too !

Richard.

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7 comments:

Karen Ramstead said...

So the idea was a good one - my timing was just off!! Damn it!!

Karen

Andrea Baer said...

Now you just came to know what women are able to do! ;-)

Regards from Germany
Andrea

Corgi-Mom said...

Glad you were able to make it home okay!

Helen Thorgalsen said...

I can relate.... the day I was leaving she insisted I go out for a "quick" run all the while I was insistent I was leaving early!!
And yes she is that powerful and is in tight with mother nature!!

granimar said...

My granny brain knew when you were leaving and where you were going, but totally missed the connection with the exploding volcano. EGAD, so glad you made it.

Marlyn said...

Oh, Richard, you will be missed. Hope you come back and help Karen again...next time her timing will be better I'm sure.

Chris said...

Just one more day there Richard and you could have been stuck there.
Ohh bugger that would have been a hard thing to take.
Cheers