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Icelandic volcano cloud
Tue 20-Apr-10
12:17 am
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KateUK
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For a little while this evening I thought Sir might just get back from the USA on Thursday, but looks like he won't now- told him to start fashioning a canoe from his suitcase. Goodness knows when he'll be back if his flight is cancelled as there will be a backlog of over a week's worth of people before him in the re-booking queue.....Eeek

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Wed 21-Apr-10
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It was really quiet all day, despite the airport being open, nothing was going overhead, just one or two planes in the distance. Since I decided to go to bed there have been planes coming over every two minutes! No chance of getting off to sleep....back to normal....seems like I will get Sir back on Friday after all.

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Wed 21-Apr-10
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That's good news Kate.

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Received an e-mail today from a friend of mine:

I will be voting for the Icelandic Volcanic Party.

They have done more to stop immigration in 5 days than Gordon Brown has
done in 13 years.

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Wonderful! Brightspark. Have you heard the one "we said send cash, not ash." Cheers

Thu 22-Apr-10
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What a hoot, both of them!

I'll try that again!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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JoannaS said:

Wonderful! Brightspark. Have you heard the one "we said send cash, not ash." Cheers


Yes - my e-mail for that one, Joanna, had the subject title:

"No, Iceland, you've got it wrong again!"

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Have you seen the news item where the President of Iceland talks about the possibility of the other volcano going up? He almost seems to relish the possible consequences of it. Still like he says better to be prepared, I bet it is one item off the insurance company lists of insurable disasters.

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Joanna, I really hope that other volcano behaves itself until I get my long weekend trip to my friend's wedding over.

Fri 23-Apr-10
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Kate, this is probably an empty gesture since your husband is in Chicago and I'm in Oregon, but if this runs on for too much longer, if he can get to Oregon, I'd be happy to put him up. I have felt so horrible for everyone that has been stuck away from home. Hopefully it quiets down soon.Thumbs_Down

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Sat 24-Apr-10
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Michelle, that is most kind-in fact he ended up getting on the flight he was booked to come home on, he was very lucky; went out there the day before it started, so didn't miss the conference he was speaking at ( and spent ages preparing for) and flew home the day after the planes got going again after his planned few days holiday. He was staying with an old chum in Chicago, who was prepared to put him up for as long as needed if necessary. He heard some really awful stories from some of the other passengers on the plane, some of whom had been due to come back to the UK the first day the flights stopped. Two nights sleeping in JFK airport for some of them...urgh!

He's back home with his washing now. He says thanks- he's been to Portland - he and my daughter toured around there when they were over for a wedding a few years ago ( we had a wedding in Oregon and one in Holland on the same day, so we took one each!) liked the bit of Oregon they saw.

Thanks again!Heart

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Sat 24-Apr-10
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Oh, thank goodness he made it home!

I'm sure he's grateful to be back in his own bed, that's always what I miss when I'm away.

My brother has a traveling job (like me) and my sis-in-law told me one after one trip he came home, and when they went to bed that night he came into the bedroom, face-planted on the bed and said "oh I missed you". My sis-in law, who was allready in bed, turned to him and said "honey that is so sweet!", to which he replied, "oh, yeah, I missed you too!"

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Sat 24-Apr-10
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He's spark out as I type- glorious Spring morning here, but I think he shall miss it completely!

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Sat 24-Apr-10
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I'm so pleased that Sir is back home, I don't think he'll mind missing the day.

Funny story Michelle!

I'll try that again!

Fri 30-Apr-10
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brightspark said:

Received an e-mail today from a friend of mine:

I will be voting for the Icelandic Volcanic Party.

They have done more to stop immigration in 5 days than Gordon Brown has
done in 13 years.


That is so hilarious, BS. Top marks! WellDone

I buy the Daily Mail as a treat for Fiona on Saturdays. It's more of a magazine than a newspaper and it so . . . (let's not discuss politics).

But it had a fascinating article about that other volcano a few miles along the same fault line in Iceland as the one that blew up a few weeks ago.

Apparently, it went off about 200 years ago and about 40,000 people in England died as a result. Most were farm workers who had to work long hours outdoors and who simply succumbed to the fumes. Apparently the effects lasted for a few years, with really cold temperatures because the ash clouds blocked out the sunshine.

The scary part is the it blows up every 80 years and . . it is overdue. Last one was 1918.

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