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06:39 pm: Brussels Airport - no more cancellations
Well, that's been a day. From Antwerp, it was a half hour in a taxi to Brussels, then a short 8 euro ride to the interview. They asked sensible and challenging questions, but at the end of it I couldn't pick whether they were thinking "yes, we must hire him!" or "thanks but no thanks". After an hour and a quarter there, it was time to go to the airport. They wanted £75 for me to change my flight from Manc to Liverpool. so that was definitely thanks but no thanks. At the extremely fine Brussels bar, 9.95 euro bought 500ml of Leffe Blonde and a plate of salami olives, cheese and sausage. I didn't like the coarse seed mustard, but have come to the conclusion that green olives are ok, but black ones are still horrible.
I'm sitting in the departure lounge at the moment, powered by batteries and wireless, with an amazing byzantine set of screens to get through before you can connect to the 'net. But I'm here at last.
To all those of you reading this, hello! It's been a good day, and it will carry on that way. If I can get a train from Manc to Liverpool, it will be even better. My flight is scheduled to arrive at 9:25pm, my last train is scheduled to leve Manchester Airport at 9:30pm. What do you reckon?

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From:sheaj34
Date:March 3rd, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)

£75!

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£75 to change from manc to liverpool. how daft is that when you can get a taxi home from manc for about half that! Although I'd heard there was more snow in manc than here, so the livepool plane may have been a better option. Look forward to the update to hear how the 5 minute dash from plane to train went... although I suspect there was not much chance of success, 5 mins is not usually enough time to dock the plane let alone walk through terminal buildings. Unless divine intervention took over and delayed the train, although a late train wouldn't be that unsual. how come the last train at 9.30 is so early?!!! seems bizarre! anyhow, catch up soon.
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From:ringbark
Date:March 4th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)

Re: £75!

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The fact that I'm posting this at 1:16am may give you a clue.
I managed to get a train as far as Chester: it was £20 from there.
The flight out of london was late, didn't get to a parking place till 9:45, then we needed a bus to the terminal.
Oh, and Terminal 3 is right the other end of the airport to the station.
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From:sheaj34
Date:March 4th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)

1.16am

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What a long day! I hope it turns out to be a useful long day, and that some good news comes your way. You are much more persistant with public transport than I would ever be. I would definitely have got myself a taxi direct from manchester! Then again, I'd not be really be at Manchester would I? It's a plane thing! I don't know? Me and Planes! Hope you have a restful day to get over the travelling. Take Care.
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From:ringbark
Date:March 4th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC)

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With the benefit of hindsight, I think I should have done the same and got a taxi straight away.
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