Putting giggle knickers on at these times is hugely beneficial...(for more info on giggle knickers / pants please ask!!!) A quick giggle with an additional belly laugh gets you up and about and off to the airport on a glorious morning where the mist rises on the green fields of England to reveal sheep chewing, Hawks hovering and a general feeling of well- being pervades.
BA on time, and being brilliant in the sky, gets us into Doha on schedule accompanied by a little laughter of their own. It went like this: Northern member of cabin crew speaking on announcement system of aircraft:
"Please ensure your baggage",,,,, pause with snigger,,,"is stowed correctly".... Titter, giggle ..."as items may have shifted during the flight"..... The last sentence was obviously rushed through a wide grin which carried to the entire cabin of the aircraft and bought a smile to us all.
A clear example that when we smile, even if it can't be seen, it can be heard and enjoyed!
Doha airport had a wall of water which was a gentle welcome to what appears to be an otherwise magnolia coloured land. But while the backdrop might appear bland, the eclectic mixture of races here is not!
Jacob from Kenya met me at the airport, Lovelyn from the Phillipines is on reception and Fabian from Nepal served dinner! So, now it's off to explore whilst seeing how many laughs and smiles can be shared in the land of sand.