Homeward bound

@Asylum (48215)
Manchester, England
July 11, 2016 11:43pm CST
Another short break bites the dust. I shall be heading for the airport in about 30 minutes and catching a flight back to sunny England. The flight leaves just after 11 AM and takes a little over 2 hours, so with the time difference I should reach Manchester about 12-30. This is good timing and means that I can do some shopping for a few necessities in Manchester. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and an appointment at the eye hospital next week, after which I could really do with a holiday.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
This one actually seemed short to me too. Was it shorter than you usual trips, or did it just feel like it?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
It was a week. Quite a few of my holidays have been 10 days or 2 weeks, but 1 week is not so unusual for me.
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• United States
13 Jul 16
@Asylum Right. So it was one of the shorter ones. That's why it felt short to me too.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
@ElizabethWallace I had an appointment at the doctor's today, so organising a longer break was not possible.
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@blitzfrick (2911)
• United States
12 Jul 16
It's sunny in England?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
Apparently not, unless someone hid it before I reached Manchester.
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@TheHorse (74917)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jul 16
I sensed a touch of irony there.
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@LadyDuck (188229)
• Switzerland
14 Jul 16
@TheHorse I sense a touch of irony too, I know it rained in England.
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@LadyDuck (188229)
• Switzerland
12 Jul 16
I remember you have a doctor appointment tomorrow (my niece birthday). Will you wait until next week before deciding for another holiday destination? I cannot believe it.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
I have an appointment at the eye hospital on 27th Jul, so I may end up at home until August. What a horrible thought.
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@LadyDuck (188229)
• Switzerland
12 Jul 16
@Asylum I can imagine how depressing this can be. We are not going to move during the month of August, it's the more crowded of all the months.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
@LadyDuck For me it may be that or wait until September, which is far too long.
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
18 Jul 16
I think the appointment is over. What about your holiday.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
18 Jul 16
The doctor's appointment is over, but I still have the appointment at the eye hospital to attend.
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
18 Jul 16
@Asylum I think Priority will give to doctor than holidays.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
18 Jul 16
@shshiju It is becoming a very long drawn out procedure.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
12 Jul 16
Manchester's a popular spot this weather... Welcome back home!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
It may be popular with umbrella salesmen.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
12 Jul 16
@Asylum Ah, another myLotter is in that neck of the woods today, escaping the bonfires in Belfast.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
@pgntwo We do not want another Mylotter coming and stealing our rain.
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@Susan2015 (22193)
• United States
12 Jul 16
Welcome back home until your next holiday in two weeks?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
That is exactly what I was trying to plan, but I have not found anything yet.
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@Susan2015 (22193)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@Asylum I'm sure you will find another vacation spot.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
@Susan2015 I will certainly try.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
I suppose by now you are finally back home , my friend?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
Yes and eager to find a holiday.
@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
@Asylum another holiday ?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD I do need to take a holiday occasionally.
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@allknowing (73001)
• India
13 Jul 16
You sure must be having statistics about how many days or hours you spend in an aeroplane in a year.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
I just thought about that and realised that last year I must have spent 2 days waiting for flights.
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@allknowing (73001)
• India
14 Jul 16
@Asylum When we calculate the hours we spend to get on a plane I sometimes feel it is better to take a train or a bus. I have to first take a taxi to the airport. Wait for the announcement to line up to hand over the baggage and stuff and then wait again for the announcement to check in. Sit in the check in area yet for some time and then board the plane.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
@allknowing Travelling by road would certainly not be a viable alternative. Even a journey to Southern Spain would take 2 days by road.
@JudyEv (141613)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul 16
I'm getting the feeling that you really enjoy holidaying. :)
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
I could get to enjoy it if I could manage to get away a little more of.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@Asylum Aaarrrgh!
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@marlina (80591)
• Canada
18 Jul 16
Already thinking of another holiday?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
18 Jul 16
Of course I am, a holiday is always at the forefront of my mind.
• United States
13 Jul 16
Hope you had a good flight & hope all goes well with your eye appointment
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
The eye appointment will either result in some progress at last or set the scene for another series of non progressing appointments.
@TheHorse (74917)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jul 16
Yep. Time for another holiday! I gotta call the eye doctor today as well. Time for some new glasses.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
New glasses will be on my shopping list as soon as the eye treatment is completed, but I cannot consider any until then.
@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
13 Jul 16
I hope you arrived back all in good time. I am on a mini getaway at our cottage. Since I am doing work here it is not a relaxing holiday.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
It may not be just a holiday, but the results of any work done add to the overall enjoyment.
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@valmnz (13205)
• New Zealand
13 Jul 16
For me catching a flight to sunny England has no appeal. Far too far away
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
I usually prefer to catch a flight away from England myself.
@garymarsh6 (14731)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 16
Hopefully a longer one next time. Welcome home and you have probably guessed by now its piddling down!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 16
That is usually a fairly safe guess.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
You are really killing me with getting back and then looking for a new Fly-away opportunity - does the doctor pay you or you pay him?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
I do not need to have a break sometime and cannot just stay at home forever.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
Here's hoping you'll actually feel like doing the shopping, no matter the flight is short!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
Ye, most of my flights have been over 4 hours.
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@AutumnSnow (4582)
12 Jul 16
have a safe trip home.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
I expect to because most journeys usually are.
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