Thursday, 17 January 2013

We are all going on a summer holiday

Holidays they are fun aren't they ?

Those unless hours in airport restaurants .. * restaurants being the operative word *

The people that you  see ....

And when you are stuck in a small foreign provincial airport with weird tea and Arabian style coffee ...

Life becomes a junxtposiiton ...

You look at the airport destinations board you know where you can envelop your self in a secret life, imagining that you are off to even more exotic and  sunnier climates. You look and then take a second look .. no you can not imagine a holiday in Baghdad.

You play snap with the sugar sachets...

Other peoples children start playing football with the salt and pepper pots.

You cue up to get a hot drink  and you spy two cakes .. all sugary and tempting you.

BUT two lively children jump in front of you and shout " DAD , DAD"

You don't make a fuss as the airport guards are carrying guns.

A gentleman slips in front of you making apologetic eyes  and that international arm gesture that means "kids don't you just love them"

And purchases the two cakes and hot Arabian coffee and Cola ..

Oh yay perfect for lively kids in a small airport.

The gentleman retreats back to his encampment ..

Oh the gentleman that will be Jeremy Paxman.

The airport that will be Luxor in Egypt.


  1. Ha ha ha. I happen to love weird tea!

  2. This why I don't go on holiday using airports anymore!

  3. I've not spent much times in airports but when I have it is fascinating to see such varied people and the things they do to pass the time between flights.

  4. Perfect place for people watching x

  5. I haven't been in an airport for years! Can't say I miss all that waiting around!

  6. We went to Egypt best holl we had.x

  7. Love weird tea and Egypt - that's where I had my honeymoon

  8. I love this post. I quite like airports too!

  9. I would love to go to egypt......people watching is fun, we like making up stories

  10. I find airports quite stressful, always have, I'm not one for waiting around for hours x

  11. Egypt sounds like fun! Don't forget a hat and a lot of sun cream.

  12. Oh no!! At least you were on holiday though! We didn't have one this year *sniffs* hehe ;)

  13. Haha! What a great post :D And I love watching people at the airports :)

  14. I've only been in a airport once and that was 20 years ago. I was so nervous travelling to America on my own on my 18th birthday that I really can't remember any of the actual airport!

  15. I spend a lot of time in airports and I love them!! A quick look around the shops, some time in the cafes and restaurants...always too expensive but good for a wander!

  16. I really hate to be at the airport with my son. It is hard to have to wait and wait with children. You got the feeling absolutely right.


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