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Gordons Bay to London

Finally, it’s the 1st of June and we are on our way. As I type this we are in the Bidvest Premier Lounge relaxing. I finished packing late yesterday with our one suitcase exactly 23 kgs. Check in online was a breeze and we did rapid flow covid tests at home. They were simple to use. And thankfully the results were negative.

This morning we went to work as usual and we got everything done by lunch time. Then it was home to shower and change and wait for the concierge driver to collect us. He arrived 5 minutes early and we were on our way by 15:00. Check in was smooth and so was security. We arrived at the front of the queue for passport control as they changed shift so we had a short wait there. After buying glasses for Dave we went straight to the lounge to relax and wait for boarding.

We had snacks, gin with grapefruit tonic and an hour before departure made our way to the gate. We were in the first ten to board which was fantastic, giving us time to settle in.

After a glass of orange juice we took off at 19:15. And 20 minutes later we were served drinks and pretzels. For supper we had cous cous salad, a really delicious plate of spinach and ricotta ravioli and tarte au citron for dessert. We were done eating my 20:50, just in time to wind down for our normal bed time.

Despite a sleeping tablet and an antihistamine I did not sleep well. Just under 5 hours of broken sleep, interrupted for coffee at 4:45 South African time. I snoozed until they turned the lights on and then had breakfast. More coffee of course, and a ham and cheese bread roll plus a muffin. I didn’t have the yoghurt as I knew we would eat at Talya when we arrived there.

We landed five minutes early, disembarked and made our way to passport control. Bring in the front of the plane really helps. Passport control was simple with only one question asked. Then off to collect luggage while Dave shaved. Our bags were there as I got to the belt so that worked well. We topped up our Oyster Cards and got the Picadilly Line to Arnos Grove.


Published by Tandy | Lavender and Lime

I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in the picturesque fishing village of Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I visit new places on a regular basis to experience the food and culture of the area.

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