Sunday, March 25, 2007

Gatwick chaos, and the Mo Mowlam Stormont playpark closing early

I’ll return to the why and what of travel later in the week—responding to some of the recent chain of comments left against last week’s Eurostar posting—but in the meantime, we should pause and be grateful that we weren’t travelling through Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal today.

There were significant delays, with the police even stopping passengers entering the terminal building at one point this morning, due to a power failure in the area. Check-in areas and baggage belts were affected, causing delays.

Meanwhile, there was chaos in the newly wood-chipped Mo Mowlam Children’s Playpark at Stormont this afternoon when the park rangers arrived to close it at 5pm. Between the clocks going forward last night, and the sunny weather this afternoon, families were still flooding into the park as the men tried to close up at five. (And it normally locks up at 4pm, so 5pm was a bit of a bonus.)

Maybe next year they need to vary the opening times and move to Easter/summer opening on the weekend the clock changes!

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