December 29th, 1989
Night flight from BKK – LHR
Bye-bye Bangkok and thank you for the eye-opening experiences!
Presently on three hour’s crew rest and as soon as I finish my tea, biscuits and writing, I’m going upstairs to jump in the bunk but I doubt I’ll sleep. Nobody tends to sleep on the first crew rest, it’s too soon into the flight. Second crew rest is the best but only until it’s time to wake up and then you feel like a zombie getting back into uniform and when it’s time to face the passengers, all you want to do is take a shower and crawl into bed. At least that’s how it is for me.
I didn’t venture out at all today! Stayed in my room with yummy room service (club sandwich and not one but two, tut tut, helpings of chocolate mousse) writing and watching movies.
First movie I watched was “Mississippi Burning,” with Gene Hackman. I’ve yet to see a bad movie with him, he’s such a great actor and what an amazing film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lightened the mood with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, in “Heartburn.” I remember seeing it at The Point with Ben a while ago and I recall us getting into a heated “discussion” afterwards, over the difference between men and women! Needless to say, we held rather opposing views, probably because Ben could relate to the philandering character in the film (meow.)
This is the longest trip I’ve had to date and I’m ready to go home. It’s been a great trip and the crew have been amazing but there comes a point when you just want to be in your own bed in your own surroundings.
Seeing as it’s the end of the year, I’ve been thinking about what’s to come next year and things I’d like to achieve. It’s definitely time to move into my own place, so that will be a priority for sure.
I’d like to think that this time next year I’ll weigh at least a stone (or more) less but I’ve been saying that for years and have yet to actually do anything about it. Plus, my penchant for all things chocolate isn’t going anywhere so that could be a problem. Regardless, I remain in wishful thinking mode!
Let’s see, what else? Oh yes, my love life! It’ll be interesting to see what 1990 holds in store in the lurve department. Ah, men, guys, boys…not sure what to call them in this age bracket. Jon is pretty mature (an ex and now a friend) and come to think of it, Christopher in New York (who I do not fancy!) has his act together, actually David (who I really do fancy!) does as well. He flies all over the world representing his company so I would say he’s in the man category (as are the other two but David is the one I’d like some kind of future with.)
Needless to say, I’m not including Ben in the man category. That sounds mean and my intention is to move into the new decade with a positive outlook so perhaps it’s time to leave behind the “stuff” that isn’t working. Along with the legwarmers and shoulder pads!