Through a taxi window - again by boxplayer

Through a taxi window - again

Somewhere on the north circular - our third taxi trip of the day.

Terrible day. Up early for the taxi to Heathrow. Got there in good time to find the flight had been cancelled - the plane had had to turn back because of a mechanical fault. A panic as she needs to be in Finland for a meeting tomorrow. She got booked on to the 6.10pm.

So we got an Uber back to mine where I worked for a couple of hours and mum tried to relax. She rearranged her pickup and will stay with my aunt this evening. But she wasn't in the best of nerves either with the delay and all the worry about the property deal.

Taxi no 3 took us back to Heathrow - bit more traffic but still plenty of time. I handed her over to special assistance - but then stayed until I was sure the plane had taken off - panicking more than I can ever remember that she'd get forgotten and left behind - even though I know that's not possible.

Came home on a crowded tube (Victoria line major delays) having used mum's meal coupon (she wasn't eating) to stock up on sandwiches, crisps, cakes etc - Dave will take them on his trip tomorrow.

Couldn't get hold of the roofer to arrange a time. And then the freeholder emailed to say next door are looking at some work to fix issues over the front porches of our two flats - more work needed.

Later though, got messages from my cousin that my mum had arrived safely.

Mum and auntie

11 May 2021
Somewhere on the A406
Wow!! A busy day. Worse than mine on the North Circular.
May 12th, 2021  
Sounds like travel at any time has its challenges for your mum and now even more so, especially when flights are cancelled. Hope the rest of her trip goes smoothly. A good photo for the day, fenced in but wanting to fly free....just my interpretation.
May 12th, 2021  
Well all I can say after reading this is no wonder you’re stressed!
May 12th, 2021  
Oh dear, that certainly doesn't sound like a fun day. Glad to hear it worked out alright for your mum in the end though!
May 13th, 2021  
I hope all goes well in Finland for your Mum.
May 13th, 2021  
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