Flying with Children

I was flying home from a business trip recently. One of those best-soon-forgotten flights of queues, delays, and bad tempers all round. Finally seated and belted, and that’s when a child started crying loudly, and was inconsolable for most of the flight. It seemed...

Spider vs. Cotton Wool

Is Cotton Wool Scarier Than A Spider? Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, tops the list of most common phobias everywhere in the world. And yet here in the UK you are more likely by far to be injured by the fear of the spider, by jumping and hitting your head on a...

Terror in the skies!

BBC news recently ran a story reporting that the US has indicated the need for tightened security amid warnings of a “credible” terrorism threat, see here for more information. UK airports have said they are running normally with few additional delays....

What if?

Holiday over, leaving South African sunshine for snowbound Britain.  But Christmas in snowy surroundings, with family and friends seems a pretty good reason to be leaving on the overnight flight of 22nd December, getting home in time to help prepare a feast with all...

Winter Holidays

The winter period can be a time to hibernate.  It can also be a time for those wishing to escape the cold weather to take holidays in warmer climates.  The New Year is a time to celebrate, and maybe you managed to spend time with family and friends that you don’t see...