The second time I left the country came at a point where the project I was working on at the time (Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising) got an extension. We had been doing monstrous amounts of overtime trying to get the game finished and it had become abundantly clear that the project wasn’t going to be finished in time so we were give a 6 month extension.
I forgot to mention in my posts prior to Amsterdam that flying to Schiphol was the first time I had ever been on a commercial flight.
I was alone.
I was nervous.
So, naturally, I sat off in the Wetherspoon’s in Birmingham International with a pint of Guinness to calm myself down. BBC News was running on the TVs, and although I couldn’t hear it I could see the headlines and the talking heads miming the news.