A group of us went out for dinner for G’s birthday last night, which was nice. The food was good, but this did include G finding a bone in the vegetable mousakka. Admittedly it didn’t claim to be vegetarian, but I still think you wouldn’t expect to find an animal product of that sort in it. At the end of the meal we ordered coffee and I wanted a decaffeinated coffee. I saw the waiter go over to the waitress who was holding the tray of coffees for our table and ask which was the decaffeinated coffee and she looked at him blankly and said she didn’t know. He then confidently picked one up and gave it to me. A minute later she told the waiter she had the decaffeinated one in her hand and he just shooed her away… Thanks for that.
Anyway the big news for yesterday was that I have booked flights to Montreal. We are going in July for two weeks. I used my United air miles and so all we are paying is about £85 each in tax. The flights should have cost £690 each. We are flying Air Canada which someone has described to me as “the Ryanair of the long haul carriers”, which I didn’t take to be a big endorsement, but if you’re only paying £85 for the flight then I guess you can’t complain too much. Now we just need to decide on where we are going after we land (I think east from Montreal), hotels, transport and things to do. Fortunately we have a bit of time to work this out. More pressing actually is to try and book a week in Madrid at the end of March, for which we have not sorted out anything as yet. I love planning holidays!
London’s weekly railway news #231
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