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Calgary to Manchester

June 11, 2011

Today has gone by so fast. I woke up early for a quick Body Rock workout and last minute packing before my parents picked me up for the airport. Once arriving in Calgary we stopped at Earl’s for lunch where I enjoyed a delicious Parmesan Chicken Rocket salad, my favorite dish. I also decided to try a white Sangria for the first time which was delicious considering I’m not a huge fan of wine. Perhaps my little tastes buds are growing up and I’m finally acquiring the taste!

Everything moved quick after that. Unfortunately for me the tiny little suitcase I neatly packed in an attempt to travel carry on only was too heavy. It was only 10 frickin pounds! Seriously people, this was a huge feat for me since my regular suitcase is HUGE and I always overpack, typical girl. The no carry on was no big deal though.

Despite having to be at the airport three hours early the wait flew by. I grabbed a venti iced americano from Starbucks and nestled into a seat by the sun to people watch and get some last minute texts and emails in.

Once on the plane shortly after 3 the pilot announced it was 10:20pm in Manchester. Gosh, the day really did fly.

I thought it was awesome there were little pillows and blankets with a bottle of water on each of the seats. Although I wonder what kind of goods first class got :-/

I bought myself some snacks but was feeling the hunger kick in already before take off. I could wait until the on board meal which we got a few hours in. It was so cute!!

The hot meal was the tiniest portion of chicken and veggies with four little cubes of potato. I have a feeling im going to be hungry in another hour. I devoured that and moved onto part two. A box with cheese and crackers, melon and pineapple, a dinner roll and an apple custard dessert.

The next few hours I was nose deep in ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ mixed with a bit of dozing off.

Closer to landing we were served tiny muffins and juice. Landing was a little rough. I have a pounding headache that I can’t shake. I’m currently sitting in a cafe in the Manchester airport eatin a delicious breakfast of fruit and granola with a giant Americano. I have about 4.5 hours until I can check in for my flight to Dublin so this cafe might get sick of me.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Roberta
    June 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Cute airplane box meal!

    • Reply
      Bex
      June 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Oh god, we are such nerds for being excited about tiny airplane food :p

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    Allison @ Food For Healing
    June 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

    glad you made it the manchester safely!
    Glad you are blogging! and its funny to see in flight meals, i’ve only been on one flight, to mexico and back, and we didn’t get food, just snacks.
    that fruit bowl looks amazing though

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    Karen
    June 12, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Glad your flight was good and seems like all went smooth….always what us travel agents hope for! Happy Travels!

    • Reply
      Bex
      June 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Everything went great (unlike Adam’s flights, haha). thank you so much for booking everything for me <3

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