thread Internet is down at work
because nobody has paid the bill and the boss's PA hasn't bothered opening letters from Virgin.

It's sorted now, but the internet will come back in "within 24 hours".

So I'm using this building's guest wifi, provided by the council. It's terrible. I can just about cope with the speed, but it forgets who I am every five minutes and I have to log in again. Only I can't log in, because it tells me the username or password are invalid so I sign up again and get emailed every time.

Edit: We're back!
permalink Sounds about typical.
permalink It was actually set to expire in five minutes unless
you validated your account and logged in, which I couldn't do.

The outtage wasn't that we'd stopped paying the bill either. We moved office within the same building. VM decided to set us up a new account, so we've been paying the bill on the old account (which they hadn't stopped, despite closing the account) and not the new one.
permalink Guess the airport
Clue, it doesn't seem to have a pret a manger

Which I had though was some sort of legal requirement
permalink Southend?
permalink Whilst that does not have a pret.. it is sadly not my current location
permalink Southampton
permalink Glasgow
which is lacking in most things
permalink Not an English airport then.
permalink or a Chinese one.
permalink Surprisingly it was Heathrow T2
Unless I just couldn't find it
permalink I just remembered about christmas pudding
any chance you thought of it while you were still there?
permalink Yes but the Harrods place was just selling Cartier watches
permalink Ridic. They've missed a trick.
I thought they used to have 'British' tat if nothing else.
permalink C_I
A friend is thinking about taking her 5yo on the sleeper train and going somewhere beautiful. where should they go?
permalink Skegness?
permalink Aviemore
or with a bit more planning (there are buses, just not as frequent as London) go up to Fort William, and come back from Inverness. What they do in between depends on how much time they have.
permalink Istanbul
permalink The Caledonian Sleeper, I take it?
Rather than the Night Riviera to Cornwall.

Al's not wrong. Fort William itself isn't much, but it's surrounded by awesomeness. The problem is that once you get to Inverness or Fort William, you kinda need a car to get to the beautiful stuff. There are buses but a bit of a hassle. Would she be up for hiring a car when she got there?

Al's Fort William - Inverness loop would be gorgeous... especially if she did a one-way car hire between the two? Then you can stop at lovely places like Fort Augustus and you get to drive along Loch Ness.

How long is she looking at spending? If it's longer than a couple of days, then there are more options... Skye, for example...

Aviemore is a good call. There's actually lots to do around there and I think that places like the Cairnogorm funicular, the Highland Wildlife Park etc are probably bussable.
permalink Also... what time of year?
permalink I don't have any additional information
I suggested Aviemore, since he's only small and hours more on the train/bus might get very tedious.
permalink maybe not the funicular
any time soon
permalink or possibly ever
it is very fucked and they've no money to fix it and the ski area is likely to go entirely bust now
permalink Ah well...
Bugger that then. Pity.
permalink saw via friends on fb
that they'd sent out a message to local ski instructors that the ski-school won't open at all this winter.
permalink Shit... that's quite a big deal around there...
permalink I read about that
the other week, what a fuckup.