After days of the watching transport chaos that has bedevilled most of Britain for the last week or so, we anticipated the worst yesterday when we flew to Manchester. As it happened, the plane was late leaving Alicante but that was nothing to do with the weather; apparently baggage handlers in Manchester were working to rule – classic timing guys!
Even though the plane was late leaving, it made up time and eventually arrived at Manchester just ten minutes late. Then of course we had to wait and wait for our cases to arrive on the carousel thanks to those baggage handlers.
As for the temperature here – the thermometer outside has stayed below zero since we arrived and tomorrow it promises to hit 18 in the West Midlands where we are spending Christmas. Ah well, at least the beers should be cold!