I was quite early for the meeting, I cursed that i hadn'rt had the camera as there had been some terrific snowy trucks scenes on the A69 diverted from the A66 closure but even then I was still only an hour early and had lunch with our apprentice and noted his good progress. We sat in the canteen, I got a cup of coffee having already eaten my sandwiches I didn't want to spoil my appetite for dinner tonight, I think Mandy's done something special to see me off on my trip. The polsityrene cup leaked, I put it in another eventually I was covered in coffee as was the floor just my luck. We had our meeting and presentation to the lads and then I stuffed a few biscuits in my pocket and headed back down the A169 to join the A1M which was amazingly clear although lots of road work sections. A short stop at a police incident, a crashed car being recovered I think and then straight over the M62 from Yorkshire to home in double quick time, I think the dire forecasts had kept people away from the roads.
I've just been out and given the birds a last feed and shown Mandy a few more things she can do for herself on the computer when I'm away. Quiet on the net though although phone and post are fine. Manchester airport closed briefly but reopened and the snow has melted already. I've checked in and printed my boarding card so perhaps a short blog tomorrow morning from the airport around UK lunchtime. I put a few clips on the net last night, I might add some more this evening, can't see us going to the pub though, bet I don't get a decent pint for a couple of weeks although India isn't too bad although I wouldn't want to pay £50 a bottle for their wine.