There was quite a lot of melting of snow around here today, but it will freeze again overnight, and we are forecast more heavy snow for this evening. The long range forecast now suggests a possible thaw on Saturday, which would be good because I’m supposed to be going to Bristol that day.
I ran out of fresh fruit and bread today, but in theory the Sainsbury’s van will come tomorrow with more. We shall see. Bean chili for dinner. A good canned meal to have in store, requiring only a fresh onion.
In the meantime I have been cheering myself up by thinking of warmer climes. I have booked my flight to the USA for March/April, and I’ll be booking the internal flight to Orlando for ICFA as soon as I get an OK from Kevin on the times. I have also been looking at flights to Australia. It will be warmer there, even if September is only spring for them.
I’ve also booked my membership in Au Contraire, the New Zealand Natcon. It looks like getting there on United will be difficult and expensive, so I may just fly United to Melbourne and hop back across the Tasman to Wellington on QANTAS, with whom I still have a bunch of points I should use up.
Finally on the subject of flights, I need to get to Dublin for P-Con. As RyanAir has made travel with them so unpleasant I’d prefer to avoid them if possible. I’m looking at the possibility of Aer Arann from Cardiff as that doesn’t seem to require overnight stays and doesn’t involve stupidly expensive train fares into London. Does anyone know anything about them? Their advertising seems very much geared towards saying “We are the opposite of RyanAir” without actually saying so.