Whew. It’s been quite a whirlwind since I last posted!
Days of packing, preparing and — yikes! — remembering to find someone to look after the cat for two weeks! And then the insanity of our airline going out of business two days before our flight! Yes, we were booked on Zoom Airlines, and we found out last Thursday that they had gone bankrupt and we were going to be quite far up the creek without any paddles if Lady Luck wasn’t on our side.
As it happens, she was on our side. We had quite an adventure making alternative arrangements, but we resolved it in the end, and flew out on Saturday night with British Airways. In the end, as I said to the Hubster, I’m kinda glad Zoom went out of business, because we got such superb service from BA! Somehow, though, we ended up with a fourth meal on Saturday. Our flight left at 9:50 pm, and sometime around 11:30 the lovely cabin crew served up a hot dinner. It was delicious, but definitely unnecessary after the pizza we’d had at 6:30 pm before heading to the airport. And then sure enough, a few hours later, a lovely breakfast of yogurt, muffin, juice and fruit arrived.
So we’re certainly not starving!
Anyway, we had a great two days in London – a whirlwind of sight-seeing involving just about every form of transportation the city has to offer: train, tube, double-decker bus and Thames riverboat. Right from our lucky switch to British Airways, though this trip has been charmed: I even found a 10 pound note right on the ground in the middle of Hyde Park!
But now we’re in Tallinn, in our hotel, and I don’t even know what time it is (actually it’s 2:12 am local time and we have to be at breakfast at 8:30). And even though something like 79% of this country is covered by wifi networks, evidently the one I’m connected to is not a FAST one, so I’m going to hit "publish", hope for the best and touch base with you all again in a few days.