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  • esselle
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    LP

    Distant memory but yes it was on the ground floor originally. It ended up on the second floor (before it closed) but not sure when that change took place.


    esselle
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    Be sure you (and your family) have the proper level of travel and life insurance.

    You should ensure you get a serviced apartment in HK, and if possible one that’s roomy enough to accommodate your family when they visit.

    If you need a tailor, avoid the eg Sam’s of this world and try W.W Chan.

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    esselle
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    How about elevator etiquette?

    Eye contact with strangers?
    Nod of head or utterance (morning etc)?
    Gaze at your toes?
    Humm quietly?
    Comment about how many floors it stops at?
    Breaking wind on exit?

    Discuss


    esselle
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    Bernie Inns. Now there’s a name to conjure with!

    Prawn cocktail, Rump steak with crinkle cut chips and peas, and BFG for afters. For about £3.

    Nostalgia is not what it used to be.


    esselle
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    Many (35?) years ago a hotel chain in the UK (don’t remember which) had a policy of having a “social table” in their restaurants. Single diners, on entering the restaurant, were given the option of a table of their own, or joining the social table.

    A no pressure way of offering the option for those who wanted it. From memory it was a popular option.


    esselle
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    All of the above.

    Then you get weird stuff that shouldn’t be there in the first place. Ceasar Salad with grated carrot? Ham Omelette garnished with melon slices?

    Any other “delicacies”?

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    esselle
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    Canucklad

    Small, but important, difference….Lord King was a gentleman.

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    esselle
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    If you are coming in from schengen, the best restaurant stop in my view is Fly Inn. Great views, very Finnish decor, and menus from Finland’s leading chefs. I think it’s the best food in the airport.


    esselle
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    Some countries create a plural of gentlemen, which becomes gentlemens, which I actually quite like.


    esselle
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    Interesting.

    I’ve never been bussed on a QR flight from LHR; the aircraft are normally parked at a gate close to the lounge. But agree with the sentiment though. Flying from DXB or DOH in F or J you get a bus dedicated to your cabin. Unlike the BA cattle trucks at LHR.


    esselle
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    20+ years ago there was a cinema showing pornographic movies in FRA.

    Not sure if it had much patronage/


    esselle
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    What a lovely gesture.

    Travelling in BA F and my wife discretely mentioned to the CSM that it was my birthday. She replied she would mention it to the crew and ensure I was “spoilt rotten”.

    From then on, not a flicker of recognition.

    in reply to: I received a letter…

    esselle
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    Yes, hate it. On a par with “there you go”, and “enjoy”. And “is everything alright for yourself?”


    esselle
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    Dame Carolyn did a pretty fine job at Easyjet!


    esselle
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    Interesting. I travel with an electric razor but ensure it is fully charged before going on a trip.

    In daily use a charge lasts about three weeks, so I never have a charger with me.

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