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05:05 am: Good morning from Wembley
It's just after five o'clock, and I've been up for an hour already. Why? A fire alarm means it isn't time to sleep...it's time to throw a few clothes on and get off down those nine floors of fire escape to the 7 degree car park (that's 45 to you Fahrenheit people) and wait there till the fire engines get there, check the building and say it's Ok to go back. The only smoke I encountered was from the smokers.
Marvel at the sightseers. Be amazed at the people who look out of their rooms at the crowded car park below. Be astounded at those eventually coming down the fire escape stairs laden with their packed suitcases.
And now, I'm back in the hotel room, thinking that it just isn't worth going back to sleep. So I'm sorting out the things online I normally do in the morning when I get up (Gmail, LJ, Telegraph, Aardvark, Stuff, Netfunny) while a bath fills with water. Then it will be pretty much the same as any other morning, except an hour or so earlier.
It will be an action packed day, with a day of work, a lunch date, a trip back up to Merseyside, an evening meal with the church council and a night with Viv. I didn't need a four o'clock start.

Current Location: HA9 8DS
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Bob Dylan - Don't think twice it's alright


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Date:April 28th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
A fire alarm? How annoying!

-Be amazed at the people who look out of their rooms at the crowded car park below.
I remember we were on about the 15th floor and the alarm went off. I got up, looked out, there were four doors on our floor, but no movement. I'd seen the rescue movie, Hospitals Don't Burn Down several times so I was very edgy and determined not to use the lifts. I eventually woke Steve up *snort* and we went out onto the balcony. I was all for running down the stairs but the people outside on their balcony on the floor above said not to worry, it happens all the time... we watched the engines arrive, the alarms stop, the engines leave. So we went back to bed.

A four o'clock start is a little too early, huh.
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Date:April 28th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)

It's very simple

When the alarm goes off, get dressed quickly, head straight for the fire exit and walk quickly down the stairs and out of the building. That is all. This simple advice may save your life. There is *nothing* in your suitcase that is more important than your life.
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Date:April 28th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)

Re: It's very simple

Apparently not in Surfer's Paradise *g*
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