Pain In The Ash

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The ash cloud which forced the closure of Manchester airport has set me back a few days. Although the airport has been reopened from 1am this morning and my flight was at 11:15am it was still cancelled, maybe they didn’t get the plane back from yesterday or something.

Anyway I have since chased up a refund on that flight from ebookers.com and have booked myself a place on a new flight Wednesday morning (although I have a completed booking status I’m still waiting anxiously for my e-ticket).

Since I was staying at the Travelodge @ Manchester airport it was the easiest choice to just stay here another 2 days in my room that has soon become home.

No point getting stressed I’m just going to relax, losing 2 days from a 3 month trip isn’t the end of the world, I just hope it all goes to plan on Wednesday. Keep calm and carry on.

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13 Responses to “Pain In The Ash”

  1. Amy Anderson says:

    You never know you might get cancelled on the way home too and end up with an extended trip in the sunshine!

  2. josh mum &keith says:

    hi,rye, fingers crossed all plans go ahead on wednesday,at least you have a nice room to relax in for the time being,thinking about you love mum keith &josh xxx

  3. Chris Douglass says:

    Good luck bud! Hope everything gets back on track asap!

  4. Mike Anderson says:

    At least they have a decent football team
    Remember, if you need an emergeny phone # 647 722-4800

  5. Ben Kerry says:

    Good luck stifler, keep the chin up I’m sure you’ll get there soon!!

  6. Jack Stoddart says:

    “Pain in the Ash” – he’s got the puns in already!

  7. Dom Haughton says:

    hope everything works out man X

  8. Josh says:

    im just trying on fallout three to get past the part I am stuck on p.s my freind Aaron will be leaving you a message soon because i have gave him your website.

  9. Aaron joshs freind says:

    good luck on your journey

  10. Mike Anderson says:

    Ryan,
    I’m not sure if you already know this: Try to intake 60 Gram’s of carbs per
    hour and 300 to 400 calories, plus 2 16oz bottles of fluid especially in the
    desert.You may have to ride early morning and late afternoon in the
    desert

  11. Scott says:

    Hope the flight goes to plan tomorrow, good luck on the trip.

  12. Stephen Anderson says:

    Hope you have/had good flight give us a shout when you can, best of luck from Dad, Helen, Brad and Will.

  13. mum says:

    good luck tmw Rye,when the cycling begins,will be thinking about you,luv mum xx

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