We had quite a quiet day on Monday. Nice late start. Pleasantly lazy.
Then we went to the local mall to have a look at laptops and mobile phone covers. Nothing particularly appealed. We went for lunch. I dragged
It fascinates me that, after you have bought something, the shop keepers go into a spiel which is clearly along the lines of “Thank you for coming into my shop and buying this object and giving me your money”. Then they stop, smile and bow. At which point I say “Arigatou” – and they beam at me and burst into a further torrent of chatter. But why? Where’s the point? They can surely tell that I don’t speak Japanese. I have NO idea what they’re saying.
In the course of the day, I had asked
I tried to check in for tomorrow’s flight this evening. It won’t let me. I tried, and tried, and tried and tried. It wouldn’t let me.
And it wouldn’t let me check in online on Tuesday morning.
It worked all right at
We found the ticket machines for the shinkansen. I bought two tickets to
On our way to
So. We’ve got to
So we were at the airport in plenty of time for checking in. And airside with plenty of time to browse laptops in the duty free shops. Except there are almost no duty free shops and only three laptops, none of which are suitable. You can buy rice cookers aplenty, although why you would want to just as you are about to fly overseas is a mystery to me. There wasn’t even much in the way of food choices. We went into one place and had something to eat and a couple of glasses of wine, then into the internet café (free!) and then it was time, suddenly to go to the boarding gate. And here we are, off to
I don’t reckon that QANTAS food is as good as BA’s. But they have lots of things to watch on the telly.
The worry was that we had to go through both Immigration and Customs in
Anyway. RUSHHHHHHHHHH. Puff puff. Hurry, hurry. And we got to the gate with 8 minutes to spare. And then the plane’s departure was delayed. Several people who had been in the queue behind us had been moved back to the next flight – I think they probably left at about the same time we did.
So eventually we did make it to
Lindsey is proposing to take The Builder to the footie on Friday evening :-S