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Hitler - his part in my downfall. - The Paranoid Android
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Hitler - his part in my downfall.
The trains have been up the wall recently. The last couple of days this has been due to an unexploded World War II bomb which was discovered "near" the rail lines. My favourite part of that story is the line that reads "Earlier this week the bomb began ticking as they approached it. " I imagine new underwear was needed all-round.

This has made my journeys to and from work most interesting! If the lines are not completely suspended (as they were this morning) they are severely disrupted. This morning I got a train from Barking to Fenchurch Street (which is about a 10 mile stretch of line if that) which was diverted via Stratford and used part of the lines I didn't even know existed! It took about 40 minutes (which is slow even by British train standards) for a journey that would normally take about 10.

In other less explosive news: I have pretty much sorted my diving holiday to Egypt. I'll be off in late July for a week - staying in Sharm el Sheikh. I have booked my vaccinations, sorted insurance and visa, and lastly paid for it all!

I still need to get some long sleeve light coloured shirts. Average air temperatures for July are in the 33°C to 38°C range... which is a little on the warm side as far as I'm concerned. My wardrobe of black shirts doesn't seem like the sensible option! I'll need long sleeves because the less skin exposed to the sun the better... to say I'm sun intolerant is something of an understatement. I almost convinced a work colleague that I'm 1/32 vampire on my father's mother's side of the family... before they realised that vampires don't really exist.

Tonight I am going to see the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band at the Astoria (or the As-tore-eye-ay with the big light-up sign that says "GAY" as They Might Be Giants sang).

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teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: June 6th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you need vaccinations for Sharm?

Have you made sure your insurance definately covers diving?

Visa? You just buy that at the airport? ($15)

Add another 10C ... it was 40C on the boat when I was there in early May ... and the evenings ain't much cooler .. the seabreeze feels very much like standing under a hair dryer :o)

Having said that, you'll be spending most of the time underwater where it's much cooler
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: June 6th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
My insurance is from an insurer who specialises in diving. There's added medical cover for things like air/sea rescue and the need for a pressure tank if I am suffering from some form of decompression sickness!

The temperatures I got from here and are supposed to be "average" temperatures.... but I wonder what the hell they mean by average temperature now!.. is that average for the day (and so includes night time temps) or is it average peak temperatures (which is what I thought it would be)?
scaree From: scaree Date: June 6th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
It all sounds mighty good. Have a great time talking to the fishies :-)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: June 6th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww - thank you! :)

I'm getting really excited now!
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