Partner of a Pilot
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Archive for November 2007

Bf’s having a thoughtful day! :-)

November 26, 2007

Ahhhh, bless Bf. He know’s that I haven’t been myself recently, and that I’ve been feeling extra insecure and particularly wobbly at the thought of being separated from him at the moment… He really went all out to make sure I felt the love today though… I felt I had to write a diary entry […]

Out of synch

November 25, 2007

Okay, I know I was saying earlier that I THOUGHT my hormone levels were raised, and causing mayhem with my moods, but something is DEFINITELY wacky with me right now… Although I am generally a tidy person, I’m definitely no ‘Monica’ (or clean freak, for anyone who’s not a friends fan). However, today, I have […]

Hormones and long haul

November 24, 2007

Confession time – I am SO difficult to live with at the moment. I can feel that I am being really irritable and short-fused, and I’m letting stupid little things get to me. Poor Bf has been on the receiving end of the majority of my scratchy moods and strops, though the boys have also […]

Maternity Leave

November 22, 2007

I recently read the blog of one of my online friends, a pilot’s wife who is also on maternity leave from her job as a therapist. She wrote: “Not working presents many more challenges than I expected.  I’ve figured out that my self confidence requires adjusting.  My husband works with a group comprised mainly of […]


November 21, 2007

Well, I think I’m just going to give up on Christmas. Bah Humbug! Seriously… I managed to find a flight home from the Caribbean with a major airline, for about £600 (or $1200 USD). I was really excited, and was getting ready to book it-but now Bf’s airline will onky sell me a return ticket, they will […]

Christmas in the airline industry sucks!

November 20, 2007

I feel like pulling my hair out over this stupid Jamaica trip that Bf has to fly on Christmas day. Christmas is SOOOO important and special to me. I know that as a pilot, Bf will sometimes have to work on or around Christmas; and I accept that. But I’ve always said that wherever he […]

I was a hostess this weekend!

November 19, 2007

Thought that might get your attention! I was indeed a hostess, but not the variety that fly at 38,000 feet with a plastic smile… No, that’s just not me… This weekend was the one of Bf’s party! The one I’ve spent soooooooo long planning. It was fantastic. There were the usual last minute panics: guests […]

Back to Reality

November 14, 2007

Well, we made it home. I managed to get onto the plane, but not exactly a stress-free route! I managed to lose my standby ticket, and we had major difficulties getting another ticket re-issued. It involved several contacts to various departments of Bf’s airline, none of whom would take ownership, and would refer us to […]

Hurrah for the Perks of pilot ‘wifestyle’!

November 13, 2007

Well, after all the stressing-I did manage to get onto the flight with Bf to Mexico as a standby… Still here now as a matter of fact. It’s only 9pm local time, 3am back home, but my body seems to be on Mexican time already. Bf is fast asleep, ensuring he gets well rested before the 10 […]

Mars Bars taste better when they’ve been up and down at least 3 times!

November 9, 2007

Sorry, I decided to think about things that make me happy after I posted my last rant (sorry about that). I love Missy Higgins. I’m listening to her album now (The Sound of White). If you don’t know it, have a look at youtube and listen to some of her stuff for free. I love […]