Last night in bed (we live near Gatwick) we heard the roar of a plane coming into land, after several days of blessed silence
Although this morning, driving past the airport on the way to work there still were no planes to be seen in the skies
Debate now rages about whether the security measure were necessary, and various estimates are being bounded about of the cost to the airline industry etc
What is clear is how we have come to take it for granted that we can fly off at short notice to France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and further afield.
Hopefully the big sister volcano isn't going to kick off and cause a much bigger problem. Although it is kind of comforting that despite all our technology, we are still at the mercy of this big old planet. Mother nature is still the boss!