Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thanks, Eyjafjallajokull

I will never remember that name, nor do I know how to pronounce it, but because of this volcano in Iceland, we're now enjoying an extended visit from my brother!

Ant was scheduled to leave Hong Kong today to travel back to Copenhagen where he has been living for the past 3 years but Eyjafjallajokull had other ideas about that. All flights pretty much to anywhere in Europe have been cancelled - and Ant chose to be stranded here in Hong Kong rather than sitting it out at Beijing airport without a China visa. We called the airline to try and reschedule his flight and apparently they're all booked up until the end of April so he might be sticking around for up to two weeks or so!

I know that Ant should be going back since he has a job over there and he was meant to be back at work on Monday. But it's nice having him around, especially since we haven't seen him for a year. He'll be able to help us move on Wednesday too - I'm fairly sure that there's very little chance of him leaving before then. And once we move, he'll even be able to have his own room (although he won't have a bed in it ;) Not unless he stays for a couple more weeks)

So thanks, Eyjafjallajokull :) I'm enjoying my brother's visit and am excited that we don't have to say goodbye so soon!


  1. Kinda bad for his work place but I bet it is great for him to be able to visit a little longer! You seem thrilled that he was able to stay just a few extra days!

  2. I'm so glad you're getting some extra time with him! I'm sure his work will understand. :)