Despite all those years
in the Diplomatic Service and travels to the ends of the earth, like Oz, since, Huttonian is no lover of long distance journeys. Take Tuesday next-taxi (too early for public transport)to Edi airport, shuttle to LHR, dash from termination 1 to termination 4. Hang about until boarding flight to Accra. Its a trip for the fit-nearly miles walk involved on the various moving walkways at T1, then a bus. Then if your departure gate is along one of the wings of T4 another mile or so, with heavy hand baggage ,running the gauntlet of Tax Free shops most of whom sell goods at London High street prices or slightly above. Then 7 hours to Accra, cattle class-a doddle compared to Canberra at 23 hours! But long enough when sandwiched between large people with horizontal elbows, bad breath and fast asleep when you need the loo and clambering past them is not an option. At the tiny 'Healthy Option' meal on a tiny tray covered in plastic implements-in case you are a hi- jacker in waiting and rush for the loo my darling before it starts to stink. And in World Struggler class no amusements or destractions apart from the almost impossible to see'personal entertainment system' on a screen which is often challenging to pull up from its resting receptable and with earphones that get so tangled that they soon can't reach your ears.
I think I will bring the Mail on Sunday for my prolonged edification and the collected edition of the Community Council minutes to ensure some slumber
And the journey back again to look forward to. If we are spared