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  1. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    I would have posted earlier, but absolutely nothing of any significance has hastened since April......until now. o_O The sheep in the field behind the orangery have gone and potatoes have been planted instead. I am still yet to see a single cheque for my half hour webinars either. For those...
  2. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    This webinar malarkey is all rather fun. I can sit in my favourite armchair, in my favourite smoking jacket, and talk at to the world. Who knew? Griselda has not yet told me how much money I have made though. My assumption is that most of the world has been listening so it will be a princely...
  3. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    o_O So I could create a webinar called Hancock's Half Hour? :D:D
  4. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    It has been a funny few days here in Blighty, the admittance to Intensive Care of the Prime minister has caused quite a lot of fuss. I now find myself doubting my memory and wondering if I am in good shape. I was convinced that Spencer Percival was the last man to die in office as Prime Minister...
  5. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    It is looking increasingly likely that I will be unable to return home in the foreseeable future. The Age newspaper reported that Quest has offered all 140 of its properties to the government for Australians undergoing mandatory two-week isolation. I cannot even begin to imagine what a Quest...
  6. TonyHancock

    The view from my "office"

    Funnily enough my view has not changed. Sunday lunch gambolling in the fields of East Anglia
  7. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    You had to mention the P word! I have private UK, US and Australian Superfunds as well a UK state pension.....Pfft to Australian state pension. :( The whole pension thing is a complete disaster for me. Griselda is busy sorting it out. Failing that the family Rembrandt collection is going on what...
  8. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    Indeed I am. She has just posted a letter to Mr Morrison seeking clarification on the hotel I would spend 14 days in if I were to return to Australia. I quite fancy the Intercontinental in Sydney but am quite clear I won't be coming back unless there is Club Lounge Access. :p
  9. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    Well I am not happy. This is what the BBC will be inflicting upon viewers to “unite the nation”, and to think they turned down Celebrity Hanging, Drawing and Quartering and went on to knock back “Press the Poker” another game show, this time involving pompous news reporters and a red hot poker...
  10. TonyHancock

    Where will you go first when the bans are lifted?

    mmm depends when we are allowed to travel, but in order it is likely to be: USA Canada Back to Australia UK Germany Spain Sweden UK Back to Australia UK USA UK Back to Australia Retirement ....... or so I thought. :(
  11. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    Today Mr Johnson essentially confined people to their homes…well apart from a spot of exercise, oh and shopping, going to and from work if that work can’t be done at home, oohhh and any medical need. Shops selling clothes and electronics etc must close. The new rules haven’t gone nearly far...
  12. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    I have been misleading you, I am not in semi self-isolation I am, in fact, social distancing. For those of a certain age that means I am keeping my distance from people, but I know the younger generation like to come up with new “simple” jargon. I am conscious that the many teenagers reading my...
  13. TonyHancock

    The view from my "office"

    A little movement in the field today. :p
  14. TonyHancock

    The view from my "office"

    The view from the East Anglian ancestral pile. Sunday lunch next weekend is looking like lamb. :p
  15. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    It has been a remarkable start to the day here in Blighty. I have discovered something called a Supermarket. Yes, supermarket, and I have to say I think this concept, with a few tweaks could take off, everywhere. It is a merchant that sells just about everything the general masses appear to want...
  16. TonyHancock

    A DYKWIA Trapped in Blighty

    2020 was supposed to be my Annus mirabilis, my swan song or even my grand finale. After more than 12 years of almost constant travel my retirement beckoned. How I yearned for my days of freedom, admittedly Griselda was still in negotiations with British Airways over something called “status”, I...
  17. TonyHancock

    DFAT Warning [Do NOT Travel overseas]

    Looks like I will be remaining in the UK. o_O It was not a particularly tricky decision.
  18. TonyHancock

    Have you had to change/cancel travel due to COVID-19 (involuntarily or voluntarily)?

    I was scheduled for a LHR-OSL-LHR-EWR-ORD-MSP-ORD-DTW-DCA-BOS-DCA-CVG......and more, as yet unbooked starting next weekend. I am now pretty much trapped in Blighty.
  19. TonyHancock

    The view from my "office"

    An aeroplane park today! Viewed from the Hilton Garden Inn at BHX. At least one of these aeroplanes was not going anywhere today.
  20. TonyHancock

    GGL Experiences

    It has been a while but here is why I love BA GGL. I need to get over to the US, from dear old Blighty, for a couple of weeks, mmm well actually three, and I need to do this inexpensively ----- for a number of reasons, not least because I need to demonstrate to more junior members of our team...
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