So you may or may not know that a volcano erupted (AGAIN!) in Iceland this week. And as always (as I've said before "The Day After Tomorrow" proves it) Scotland was first to be affected as Scotland airspace was closed down shortly thereafter, and the rest of UK and parts of Europe quickly followed suit.
Me and one of my former flatmates (the one I went to Rhodes with last year) are a bit worried about this. I'm meant to be going to Zante on the 2nd May, she's going to Majorca on the 1st. With all the vagueness surrounding when the flights would begin again and the ash would disperse, we've been worried it might affect our holibags.
I am very determined it should not, since our first holiday plans for May were thwarted due to Globespan going into administration. And then, do you remember our Majorca holiday last year? A great time was had DESPITE the taxi going off the road en route to Glasgow airport, our flight being delayed eight hours AND a terrorist attack killing two policemen in the very resort we were staying AND resulting in half our loved ones texting us frantically to ensure we were okay.
I think we deserve a trouble free holiday. Right???
Anyway, I had a great laugh this morning at my flatmate deciding she was allergic to "volcanic dust from Iceland". It's not something that has a cure that you can just pick off the shelf, right? Not in SCOTLAND anyway - I THINK our volcanoes are extinct, so volcano ash isn't something we suffer a lot from. I'm glad I could see the funny side of it, despite worrying two weeks into the future.
Seriously though, of my friends on Facebook, so many were affected by the flight cancellations. There were people stuck in the country who couldn't leave, others who were stuck outside the country and couldn't get home . . . there was even a guy who couldn't get the tattoo he wanted because the tattooist was meant to be flying over from Sweden and couldn't get a flight. In my work, one of our most important deadlines has been affected by the fact we can't get deliveries from overseas due to the flight cancellations.
I've never known anything like this.
Yet in the same way ir's kinda awesome and makes me want to go to Iceland. Because I'm weird like that.