Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Cropover 2016 - Virgin do you wanna squeeze any more seats in economy?!

So we were in row 51 which was more or less at the back of the plane where seats have funny configurations and OMG was it the most cramped and uncomfortable flight ever. It honestly felt that Virgin had crammed loads of extra rows of seats in so leg room was a joke. I've never felt so squashed on a virgin flight in my life and I fly with them all the time. I was scared to go to sleep for too long as I felt my legs would really cease up if I didn't get up and walk every 10 seconds it was mad. Also for some reason because I was so awkward it gave me the worse wind ever, I dunno if you've ever had wind on a flight, for some reason, I dunno if its the altitude or pressure, but it doesn't come out, so my stomach ballooned, it was so bloated and painful I just wanted to land so I could do one giant fart and feel better hahahahahaha
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So as always the cabin crew were lovely and chatty and friendly but the food was sooo random almost like acquired taste food, I was sooo baffled. But annoyingly still had to eat it so I didn't get wind on top of wind. The films choice was really good I got in a few good movies (between sleeping) The latest Barbershop with Ice Cube was the best, it had such a relevant message too also How to Be Single was hilarious and actually had me laughing out loud on the plane.
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It was a pretty smooth flight actually with no turbulence but the seating and space situation had me like OMG I can't wait to land and get off this bloody plane. Like Virgin why did you do that? I'm not even tall and didn't have enough leg space. Next time don't squeeze in extra seats just fly a bigger plane like you used to. Because I'm sure it used to be a 747 now it's an Airbus something which to me is dinky.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Cropover 2016 - Gatwick South Terminal my fav :)


 So after meeting up with my gorgeous cousin who managed to have hair even bigger than mine (was slightly jealous lol) we did a bag drop as we had already done an online check in, tried to get a free upgrade (didn't work) then went straight through to duty free to get some breakfast. Obviously I had to get checked a billion times in security and take off everything, which I'm now used to. They actually now have this new machine it's like a standing capsule and u walk inside and something swishes around you (and then beeps a lot if ur me) then you have to take off something else then go back through again and again...  Oh also another piece of advice (as I wasn't aware of this) all your liquids and makeup HAVE to fit in ONE see through bag. Mine didn't so then I got stopped again and had to put some of my stuff in my cousins bag, which i found stupid and pointless as I just took them straight back out once we passed security.
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Anywayz breakfast time, I went to my fav place, The Flying Horse and had my usual full English with a glass of wine. As always breakfast was yummy and didn't run my belly and helped to wake me up too.
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Then we had to stop at MAC, where I surprised myself by only getting 1 lipstick Antique Velvet and no trip to duty free would be complete without me getting my beloved Eight Hour cream. Then it was off to the plane. We sorta kinda had to power walk, because we left it till the last minute, shock horror lol and the plane was at like gate 10 billion, it felt like we had walked to France! 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Cropover 2016 - Shit missed my coach

OK so normally I get the National Express coach to Gatwick airport with no problems, but, bloody National Express decided to move the coach stand to a totally remote and awkward to get to part of town. Needless to say I missed it then had to end up coming back into the town centre to catch a train. Now the last time I caught a train to Gatwick was maybe when I was around 10 when a big group of us went on a family hol to Portugal so I don't really remember how the ride was or what to expect. So, I dropped to sleep and was scared out of my sleep by the bloody train inspector guy asking for my ticket, obviously I never had one as I had to rush for the train, so ended up buying a ticket and kicking myself that for some reason I didn't walk with my rail card to get a discount. I also wondered why he even bothered as it was like 4am and I knew the barriers would be up at Gatwick.
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Anywayz fell asleep again and struggled to open my eyes at a station called Redbridge or Redhill and really couldn't think where I was. Then, the train started going back on itself OMG you know when something scares you out of your sleep and its like you're fighting something and have legs and arms flailing, yep that was me. I was like Shit I missed my stop now we're going back to Reading. So this older white guy opposite me found my reaction hilarious and between laughing at me reassured me that this was the normal route and the plane was still going to Gatwick.
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After that I was scared to go back to sleep so probably looked like some crackhead with my eyes propped open watching everything to make sure I didn't miss the stop. Although I now prefer trains I felt I wasn't as comfortable dropping into a deep sleep (although I did, don't judge me I was knackered) as there was so much stops along the way and although someone would have a job trying to teef my suitcase I was still concerned, whereas when you're on the coach you have peace of mind that your luggauge is safe in the bottom of the coach and no one is getting off or moving till the 1st stop at Heathrow.
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Anywayz as I walked through the practically empty Gatwick train station just as I suspected the barriers were up so I didn't even need a bloody ticket, Grrrrrrrr!