Well here I am, stuck in Slough. We should've been in Khao lak in time for breakfast on Monday but unfortunately it snowed over heathrow and, being the stars that they are, they haven't managed to reopen the runways yet. It wouldn't be so bad if people would keep us informed of any developments but, as Thai airs telephones are permanently engaged, I've had to twice take trains and tubes into their London offices to try and find out what's happening. Am I feeling annoyed? You bet I am, we've saved for 12 months for this holiday, only to have it shot to pieces by BAA's total inability to deal with anything out of the ordinary. Another point worth mentioning is the local tourist trade's greed when it comes to feeding off human being's misery. Hotel prices have almost trebled in 2 days, ours has risen from £62.50 a night inc breakfast, to tonights rate of £130 room only. I'm as bitter as the snow on the runways, sadly I won't thaw as quickly!