I was pleased to be joined today by local author, Graham McQuade who was on this show back in January last year.
Although in full time employment, some years ago, Graham was encouraged by a renowned critic to try his hand at writing, following which Graham has rattled off a trilogy of books and hopes that by his example others can be encouraged to follow in his footsteps.
You can listen here to how Graham started out, his writing experiences and of course all about his latest books which include the trilogy – NEW GODS, FIFTEEN DAYS IN MAY, and AWAKEN – where the main character is centred around his late mother: –
In the second hour of today’s programme we looked at a couple of recent travel disasters.
Now I don’t know which is worse, being forgotten and left behind at the airport or arriving at your destination only to be told that all your baggage had been left behind.
It seems that 14 passengers for a Ryanair flight from Palma airport in Mallorca watched helplessly as the flight they were booked on for Malaga took off without them after a shuttle bus failed to deliver them to the aircraft.
They we’re initially told that there was no room for them on the final bus, but had expected that an extra bus would be laid on for them – but it never turned up and so had to be re-accommodated on a later flight.
Hope they were successfully re-united with their luggage unlike passengers on a TUI flight from Newcastle to Orlando in Florida, who discovered on arrival in the US that their bags were all still back in the UK – and this after a 2 hour delay at Newcastle.
TUI promised passengers that they would each receive £25 in compensation which I doubt would have covered the costs involved in replacing medication and other essentials such as baby formula and nappies, let alone a supply of clean clothes.
I’ll leave you to decide which is worse and look forward to having your company again tomorrow,