Posted by Matthew Lawrence on November 21, 2007 at 8:29 AM
well then well then I just got back from a sortie down South. I went to see Al Jarreau, the American Jazz/Funk singer, at the 02 Arena (used to be better known as the Millenium Dump!) and also view the Chinese exhibition of the Terracotta Army. Both were awesome and my friend Bob who came with me thoroughly enjoyed himself as well. We also visited the Medway Beer Festival which had a small but tasteful selection of real ales. The room where it was held was bloody freezing!
Caught up with friends and spent far too much money but it just had to be done. I also went to visit a very dear friend in hospital who has really been to hell and back but hopefully is now on the mend. It was good to see her.
All in all a thoroughly nice trip and the only marr to it all was the baggage going missing at Sumburgh. Servisair who handle desk check in and luggage are, I can officially say, useless! I checked my bag in and the ditso at the check in desk said 'oh you have to put that bag through the luggage room at the end because it is a rucksack and can't go through the escalator system' (er...duh it went through Heathrow alright!!) so I complied as the plane was delayed and I wanted to be at the right gate. It went through the X-ray and they asked if I had packed it myself. yes yes yes! I sat on the plane and watched (what I assumed) my bag being bought out by a little man who put it on our plane. At Sumburgh I went to the Carousel and one of Loganair's staff came up to me and said 'excuse me but that is not your bag'. 'What! of course it's mine!' then I looked for the CAMRA luggage tag, not there! So to cut a long story I got home and found a message on my phone from someone in Aberdeen who had picked my bag up in the airport, off the Domestic Arrivals carousel! (what the hell!!!!). How did it get there then? ' well I went to pick up my bag and there is was but then I saw the luggage tag so took it to the desk! thank goodness as there were Christmas presents in it. Alls well that ends well