Posted by Sari and Jukka
I so wish Britain would finally join the rest of the western world in the 21st century, the way nothing quite works is annoying. Take ths internet thing here. You pay by the minute and it takes ages for pages to load. Or wait a minute, maybe it is a brilliant scam to get more money...
Anyway, we are here and well. My trip from Helsinki to Copenhagen to Heathrow to Glasgow was OK though rather tiring. Most interesting thing was a cafe at heathrow were they handed out pagers which beeped when your oreder was ready.
Hotel did not like my credit card but luckily the cash machine liked it fine so we were able to pay for the room. See above about the 21st century.
No we are off to buy supplies (Boots, the heaven on earth) and then on to the con site, see ya!
jukkahoo: Pretty much the same from here too. Uneventful trip, except that I was
happily surprised at my laskimoportti (veinal gate?) beeped at the Brussel airport, leading to a bodily search by this hunk of a man Belgian. Glasgow has been the usual, gray, rough-looking and hilly. Registered yesterday for the con and saw/met quite a few people. Several Finns at Ibis, so no shortage of cab-company, hopefully.
Ate at Asmaan, a delighfully campy, but foodwise succulent Indian restaurant. Recommended, even if a bit pricey. (Sari: yes Tammy Wynette and Rogan Josh are a combination I never really imagined) Now, as said, to Boots (she is mad, I know) and then to SECC. Let the con begin!