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Last post before I go
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 10:38 pm

Of course, this week has been stressful with sorting out my meal on the plane. Monday lunchtime I rang STA Travel because it seemed easier to get them to do than ringing the airline. You have to ring the branch, so of course the person I spoke to was with a customer and promised to ring me back. Although he did say 'is that vegan?' I said no, they would have an option for lactose free/intolerant.

At the end of the day I realised he hadn't but it was too late to do anything about it.

Meanwhile, I had emailed the people I am getting a coach with from Adelaide to Melbourne on Sunday and they replied on Monday to let me know it was changed.

So I range STA Travel up Tuesday first thing, so they wouldn't have any customers. This guy said he would do it. I sat and wondered whether it really had been done this time and planned to ring back Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Tuesday night I tried to check into my flight online but it didn't work. The airline was closed at that point, but said they opened at 8am. So I rang them this morning at 8.30 and the lady I spoke to said the reason I couldn't check in was they didn't have my passport number (I'm sure they should!). And incidentally, I was booked in as a gluten-free meal. She changed it to lactose free.

I tried a few times in the morning to check in, but with no results. So I rang them again at lunchtime the lady I spoke to then had no idea why it wasn't working. But she could book me a seat. So I now have window seats on my flights there and back.

And hopefully, I won't have to queue for ages before I check in so there will be time for dinner.

On the plus side, everything fits into my suitcase with some room to spare.

And on a majorly exciting note: I'm going to be in the same room as Ewan McGregor! He said on Parkinson on Saturday that he's going to be in Guys and Dolls in the West End, so we are going in July. I'm more excited about that than Oz, but then I think it's because I've been planning this for ages, so it doesn't seem quite real yet.

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