Posted by: travelrat | March 24, 2012

Journey Into Tomorrow

What happened to yesterday?

We got on the A380 to Singapore in London at 9.30 pm and, after we got airborne, were served supper. After a night’s sleep … or, in my case, a chapter of my book, followed by a brief inspection of the back of my eyelids … we were served breakfast.

This would have been bacon and scrambled eggs, but they’d run out by the time the trolley got to us, and they only had continental breakfasts left. Then, and hour after breakfast, we landed at Singapore … in the dark, for it was 6.30 in the evening of the following day. At  9.30 pm, we got on another aeroplane to Adelaide, and were served … supper!

Now, isn’t there something missing here? Like lunch? Or, Friday, even!

Then there’s the issue of my pills. For the last few years, I’ve been taking them religiously just before retiring, because my pharmacist says that’s the best time. But, there’s a warning on the box. Do not take more than one pill in 24 hours.

The box also advises that it doesn’t hurt to miss a day. However, they come in a calendar pack … so, which do I take tonight? Friday’s pill or Saturday’s pill?

It makes me think of the old Peanuts cartoon. The one where Charlie Brown stated that the world couldn’t end on the 22nd … because it was already the 23rd in Sydney!


  1. Hi Keith,
    So you have arrived in Asia, a nice long flight, isn’t it great that you are nearly in my time zone. Good luck with working out which pills to take at what time. 😀

    How unorganized was the food on that flight, not very good running out of hot breakfast, especially on such a long flight as well.

    • It’s Monday morning now & I think I’m over the wordt of the jet lag. I’ll be picking the car up later, then the trip will really start!

      • Oh yes it certainly is Monday morning. 😀
        So you are now in OZ that is great, I bet you can’t wait to start the journey, enjoy. 🙂

  2. You are a regular time traveller. What fun. Hope you have a great time!

  3. How would you rate the A380? Too big? Uncomfortable? Would you have preferred a smaller plane?

    • The ideal would be something about the size of the smaller Airbuses, whith the legroom of the A380. The seat wasn’t 100% comfortable ( although much better than that on a 747 … which Qantas are upgrading to ‘A380 standard’) … but I suppose if it was, nobody would buy first or business class tix 😀

      The real test, I think, will come when we come home. You see, we got off at Singapore, to transfer to a flight to Adelaide; the aircraft went on to Sydney. I’d imagine, when a full aircraft reaches its final destination, Customs and Immigration are going to be like the start of the London Marathon! 😀

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