Sunday, May 10, 2009

Desperate smokers in Abu Dhabi airport

Sunday 26 April 2009

We flew Etihad Airlines as they were the cheapest flight to fly directly to Dublin and bypass Heathrow. Being 22 weeks pregnant with twins, I knew one thing - I did NOT want to go anywhere near the madhouse that is Heathrow. So Abu Dhabi airport it was.

The aircraft itself was beautiful and the stewardesses were friendly and customer-focussed. BUT and this is a big BUT - the food was terrible and there really wasn't enough choice.

E.g. When I was pregnant I couldn't eat mayonnaise at all and all their sandwiches had mayonnaise on WHITE bread no less (I also don't eat white bread) so I couldn't eat them, well unless I wanted to puke it all out. Um, no!

It seems the twin-ness of my pregnancy was a novelty as I had many people checking on me all the time. I got extra blankets, pillows (just not food!), and lots of enquiries throughout the flight.

Leaving Joburg on our last pre-babies trip

Sunday 26 April 2009

This is our luggage, ready and waiting to go to the airport.

I am finally that person I've always wanted to be.

Dion's is the bigger suitcase and mine is the smaller blue hand luggage piece, a whole 9.8kg. Yesssss!

Aside from this, I carried my jacket (under no illusions about Dublin's weather) and my handbag - that's it!

Blogger doesn't want me to change dates - this was 26 April 2009