The Frequent Flyer Finn has landed, for now…

In the past 18 days I’ve been on 6 planes (3 airlines, 4 airports),  and never spent more than 2-4 nights in a row in one place. I commute between two countries more of less regularly, but this has been a bit hectic, even by my standards…

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LHR-HEL AY840, 4 May

It all started the Thursday before Easter as I left Homebase 1 to go to Homebase 2, via Gatwick as usual, spent the Easter weekend there with my husband, Professor M. On Easter Sunday we left together for Barcelona.

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BCN-LGW  BA2711, 23 April

We don’t actually fly together very often; usually it is one of us taking the plane to go meet the other one somewhere. So, while we are both seasoned frequent flyers on our own, flying together takes some negotiating. For starters, we have rather different approaches when it comes to getting to the airport… Professor M prefers a last minute mad race to the gate, whereas I like to take my time and grab a magazine or two on the way.

But I’m digressing here… So, after a dew days in Barcelona we got back to Britain via Gatwick on Wednesday (that would be flight number 3, in case you lost count).

A few days in Homebase 2, then on Sunday (the 27th) back to Homebase 1 (again via Gatwick) to catch up on some work on Monday and Tuesday.

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LGW-HEL DY5819, Sunday 27 April

And after 44 hours in Homebase 1 it was back to Homebase 2 on Tuesday evening (this time via Heathrow). On Wednesday I had a relaxing day in Homebase 2, and on Thursday we were off to London for a long weekend. And earlier tonight I flew back to Homebase 1.

I’m guessing the two questions you are dying to ask now are: 1) are we  rich? (no) and 2) are we crazy? (most likely).

Anyway, this is the most coherent post I could manage at this point, having just landed, so to speak, back to Homebase 1. And now, given that I have to be at work at noon, and it’s almost midnight, I think I should just wish you all good night.

Happy Landings, and Good Night


PS: I promise to stay put in Homebase 1 for a while now, or till the end of the month anyway…

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  1. popcosmo
    4 May 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Wow, and I thought our life was hectic! Kudos to you to even be able to manage a blog!! Love those touches of pink and that pink purse is amazing!xo ~kim (& chloe)

    • Tiina L
      5 May 2014 / 6:41 am

      Thank you. Yes, life gets hectic sometimes… In my case, I always remind myself that this is a lifestyle I've chosen. Still, I look forward to staying in one place for the next few weeks…

  2. Patti
    4 May 2014 / 10:48 pm

    You're a master traveler, and you look smashing, too! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Tiina L
      5 May 2014 / 6:43 am

      Thank you, Patti. And you're actually right, I am sort of a master at traveling, having been a frequent flyer most of my life…

  3. Anonymous
    4 May 2014 / 10:59 pm

    Wow. That is a professional is I have ever heard of one! You look stylish as you are zooming through those airports though.

    • Tiina L
      5 May 2014 / 6:47 am

      Well, to be honest, I have some control over my working hours, it's not like I have to get up early in the morning after flying in… And these days I need a good night's sleep before going to work. The time difference is only two hours but it has an effect on me.

  4. Pam @ over50feeling40
    4 May 2014 / 11:30 pm

    Well you look great for having been on the road so much!!

    • Tiina L
      5 May 2014 / 6:51 am

      Thank you, Pam. I'm sort of used to this. Still, we took quite a few photos, and these are the best, or the least bad… I'm still not comfortable looking at my own pictures, too critical, I guess.

  5. Anonymous
    5 May 2014 / 9:05 am

    Wow, you do seem to be spending a lot of time on airplanes and airports…I like your outfits.. Sara

  6. Lana
    5 May 2014 / 5:12 pm

    All that traveling sounds fun. Easy for me to say since I wasn't doing it 🙂 Love all the color in your outfits! Have a great week!

  7. Jill James
    6 May 2014 / 3:20 am

    This sounds exhausting but no doubt your body has adjusted, as nothing shows in your airport shots.We are always our own worst criticts.

  8. Mitzie Mee
    17 September 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Sounds like a hectic schedule, and it reminds me of how my husband and I usually travel:)

    • Tiina L
      18 September 2014 / 5:55 pm

      Well, when you live in two countries, life can get a bit complicated… but I wouldn't change anything.

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