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One thing I forgot to mention…

Remember my disastrous date where me talking like a pirate (it WAS September 19th in my defence!), and losing my car in the car park seemed to totally turn-off the lovely Wendy?

I have a bit of a confession to make…

Now, bearing in mind I currently drive a Ford Galaxy, 7 seater people carrier (no, I don’t know why either – but it’s handy for moving furniture and furtive fumbles in the back πŸ˜‰ ) – which is a large green thing, and VERY visible, losing temporarily misplacing it is a bit embarrassing.

Well, it happened again…

I do have an excuse though!

I parked in Stansted Long Stay car park while in Rome, and was delivered back to (what I thought was) the correct car park* some time after 1.30am (at this point I’d been awake for 22.5 hours), and the car wasn’t there – arse.

Now before I went ballistic and phoned the car park peeps to sort it out, I thought I’d wander down to the next bus stop, and guess what? uh huh – there was the car – right where I’d left it.

I’ve said itΒ  before, but it’s really not easy being snee sometimes…

* I was in the Yellow car park, zone A/B 1 – I’d failed to notice the ‘1’ though, and was dropped off at ‘2’ – a walk of almost 200 yards!

Ciampino Airport, Rome

Well, it was a LONG day…but I finally got home.

Wasn’t the easy ride I thought it would be either – I’d planned on getting started about 10am, being done by 2pm, then heading off into Rome for some sight seeing until my flight back at 10pm.


For starters, Ryanair (airline I was working for) don’t actually have a hangar at Ciampino – they’re breaking a B737 so have rented a stand which has been cordoned off at the end of the runway:


I was working in a corner of this compound:


The ‘yellow things’ centre left are the set of jacks I was there to reseal/test – as you can see, the weather was just a bit stormy…and very wet:


And so I took that pic while huddling under the aircraft where the undercarriage once was…

And so it was a wet, miserable snee for a while…

I didn’t get finished until about 5.30pm, and by the time I’d got my jobsheets filled in and signed it was getting on for 7pm, and as it was still raining (storm front in from Russia apparently – bloody commies πŸ˜‰ ), I decided not to go into Rome – I mean, who wants to see the sights in pouring rain? anyway, I DID get to see the Colosseum as we flew in – and let me tell you – it looks fucking impressive!

So, my plan is to go back out to Rome at some point and be a tourist πŸ™‚ …just have to find someone to go out there with πŸ™‚

Silly o'clock…

It’s almost 3.00am and I’m off to Stansted – next stop Rome πŸ™‚

On the plus side – I love Italian food! πŸ™‚ (so, so much better than German), and the weather looks pretty good – I should get 6 or 7 hours in Rome after finishing testing/resealing the jacks, and I’ve never been there before – hopefully I’ll get a few good pictures πŸ™‚


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