This ash from the volcano in Iceland is causing so much disruption isn't it?
Now all British airports are closed, and I'm desperately hoping they'll be open again before I'm due to fly to London on Sunday.
It could be worse of course...I could have been travelling today and found myself stranded in Istanbul. I feel so sorry for all the thousands of people who have found themselves in this predicament today.
I've just spoken on the phone to the friends who visited me on Tuesday. They are due to fly back to the UK tomorrow morning, so it's very likely that they will get as far as Istanbul, and be unable to go any further.
At the hotel where Mr Ayak's business is situated, customers were due to fly in from the UK today, and again tomorrow, and of course they won't be arriving. In any case, he decided to come home in the early hours of this morning. He rented an apartment for personnel. This is a requirement in any business within the tourist industry...the boss has to provide accommodation for his employees. Unfortunately it has only two rooms, and will accommodate four people, and there are five including Mr Ayak, two of whom are female. So as Mr Ayak lives closest to the business, he will have to travel to and from home every day.
He has heard from Mehmet who assures him that he will be continuing his journey tomorrow and should arrive in Milas late morning, so Mr A will collect him and they will set off and make another attempt at getting the business off the ground.
So please everyone...keep your fingers and everything else crossed for us...so that Mr A's prospective customers will arrive from the UK...and that I will manage to get to see my daughter and grandson on Sunday.