With the delay in getting little 'un's passport back from Washington DC we had made plans to be in Bermuda at Christmas but we certainly had an eye on coming home the week after for new year and the beginnings of January. However news of British Airways' cabin crew voting today to go on strike
will virtually ground Brits in Bermuda over the Christmas season.
Thankfully our plans were not finalised but I know of many friends who had flights booked. The strikes are set to begin on 22nd December and run until 2nd January and BA have said they will text passengers with schedule updates. It is usual here for unworking spouses to travel home early with children whilst the working half joins the family in the UK later but BA's selfish cabin crew and it's union will now separate families for Christmas. Bah ruddy humbug eh?
I arrived in New York earlier and am here until Wednesday working, although I did just manage to slip up to Greenwich Village to do a tiny bit of Christmas shopping. Bleecker Street was humming with Christmas shoppers and Marc Jacobs
' unorthodox store had a queue of about 30 people outside it. Perhaps it was the slogan 'Guys, Rubber, Leather' that sent people there to line up in the cold.
In a bit I'm of to one of my favourite pizza places, Adrienne's
, to meet some colleagues before a full day tomorrow.