A tale of two airports …. and a staycation

Well if you were expecting to see photos of lovely Krakow I am afraid that I will have to disappoint you, at least for the moment, as sadly we didn’t get to go on holiday. It was a very simple but unrecoverable error as we went to the wrong airport and so missed our flight 😦 and were unable to rearrange things to go later.

90% of the time we fly from Manchester and this holiday was booked from Leeds Bradford and despite us both checking the times on the boarding passes about 8 times as we had made a mistake before and nearly missed a flight to Spain we did not notice and did not realise until we got to the wrong airport.

We were really upset, me more so than Mum who was very calm about it all, but nothing could be done in the end so we came back home from the airport a short while later. We did then have a lovely staycation, the weather was beautiful and we were out every day and as a bonus my wonderful daughter Ellie came over on her day off to take us out which was great for Mum as she wasn’t expecting to see her this trip.

So Krakow will have to wait until next year, meanwhile I can show you some more of the delights of the Peak District and Lancashire! We had two great trips out involving museums and textiles which I will post about separately but these are from our trips to the cute little village of Uppermill and the local canal walk.

Uppermill 1

Uppermill 2

We went over the border to one of the loveliest little villages in Lancashire full of cute houses and gift shops and walked along the canal to Greenfield then up to a beautiful reservoir that I haven’t visited for years, Dovestones. It was a gorgeous day as you can see by all the sunlight reflecting on the water and through the trees.

Dovestones 1

Dovestones 2

Dovestones 3

Dovestones 4

Dovestones 5

The following day we had a good three hour walk along the canal with the great excitement of watching a boat go through the locks.

This part of the canal is a dead end at my village and with 10 locks along a short stretch of water it doesn’t get much traffic so it was fascinating to watch this boat go through.

We are so lucky to live in such a lovely place and despite the disappointment we had a great week, and we did manage to get the right airport at the right time at the end of that week to get to Spain where I had a very relaxing two weeks in (mostly) glorious sunshine.

I will be back later in the week with some textile loveliness for you from our trips, in the meantime take care and thanks for visiting.

3 thoughts on “A tale of two airports …. and a staycation

  1. Oh dear! Missing a flight is awful, we accidentally missed a flight back from Italy once as no matter how many times we looked at the tickets we hadn’t clicked that it was a morning flight and not an evening flight for our return. As it was our fault the tickets were non refundable and we had to buy very expensive tickets back to England for our family of five to a different airport and then rent a car to travel to our original one for our own car. That mistake cost us about the same as the entire original holiday, including accommodation. I am glad that you were still able to enjoy your time and also have a lovely trip to Spain. x

  2. Thanks for the lovely comments, I have heard from so many people who have similar stories so glad it’s not just me and at least it didn’t cost us any money, we were offered the chance to fly out the next day from Manchester but that would have been £500 and overnight stay in Manchester or more train travel for one less day there and it was just not worth it. At least it was only a cheap holiday! And we will check very, very carefully next time!

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