Thursday, January 8, 2009
Back in Little Siberia
I arrived back here in little Siberia, otherwise known as Vermont, at 2.30am this morning! As you can tell by the time, the flight was chaotic. From London to JFK was no problem, Virgin Atlantic was fine, although the stewardesses seem to be a little bossy now - but that seems to be just another sign of what we in England call the "Nanny State" - with everyone telling you what you can and can't do. The Delta check-in at JFK was the worst I have ever seen - positively Fourth World. The plane was due to leave at 8.45pm - it actually left at Midnight. Then I had a horrible drive through the snow to Stowe. It was amusing leaving England in the throes of "Arctic conditions" and "travel chaos" with about two centimetres of snow on the ground! I had a lovely time at home visiting with my family and, even though the weather was cold by English standards, we had some beautiful sunny winter days.