After a touch more filming in Hamburg it was time to fly back to the UK.
And what a welcome. Aside from the rain, which is to be expected, the first thing you see when you enter Manchester airport is a nice big sign at immigrations saying “Assaults and threats against our staff will not be tolerated” and then another massive one at baggage control saying “Beware: Pickpockets. Watch your bags or lose them”. What a lovely welcome to England. Doesn’t it just make you want to move back!
It’s just a little different from the sign I saw in Fukuoka airport last year “Please be careful, some people have reported leaving their wallets in the bathrooms, and when they went back later the wallets were no longer there”.
Right, time to catch up on my emails. The only bad thing about Germany was the internet access prices; 2 Euros for 15 minutes! I guess I got spoiled with the free Wi-Fi in Italy and Spain last year!