With me being on furlough and my sister being made redundant from a hospitality background, we came together and started a waffle & coffee tram! It’s a 1920s style vintage passenger tram which my dad converted into ‘The Waffle Station’! We now serve our local village daily with coffee and waffles!
What training do you have to do before you could fly again, and how was that different to previous training?
I did my SEP (safety and emergency procedures) training in February, which was organised so well with all the restrictions around at the time! All the exams were able to be done from home, which took a lot of pressure off, and we had a lovely small group to do the practical side of things at our training centre!
How did you find being out and about in LA?
It felt great being back in LA! It certainly felt like things were slowly returning to normal with people going about their lives in the west coast sunshine!
Where and when did you have to wear a mask, and did it spoil the trip in any way?
There was no difference in LA with wearing a mask. It was the same as being home! So whenever inside a shop or restaurant, your mask had to be on, but not wearing a mask was allowed whenever outside in the fresh air. This didn’t spoil the trip in any way, as I think we are all pretty used to wearing a mask now!
What was open and closed?
All shops and restaurants are open, so it was great to stock up on all the shopping I needed and was a nice treat to be able to enjoy eating inside a restaurant as we aren’t able to do this in the UK yet!
How was eating out?
Eating out felt great! I had certainly missed eating out in LA! It’s one of my favourite places for dinner, with there being so many different cuisines and vibes! Everywhere was busy, and the atmosphere was buzzing and felt alive!
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