I watched much of The Wolf of Wall Street and enjoyed it but finally fell asleep. I also watched the first two episodes of the Season 4 of Game of Thrones because I could not resist seeing Joffrey dying. He was such a prick that it was very satisfying even at 2am at 30 000 feet with a numb butt and Frost's head in my ribs.
The meal options have not worked out well. My Vegan meal was okay. Apparently vegans are uber-healthy as I got no desert except pineapple in juice, water and no crackers. The main meal was grilled eggplant in pasta sauce with something that looked like tahini on it. There were many Hindis on the plane and the cabin crew were puzzled that Frost was getting a Hindu meal. They checked twice. Unfortunately, I did not know that I had to specifiy Hindu VEGETARIAN so Frost (a vegetarian) had to avoid the chicken and sauce and ate only dal and rice. He also avoided some strange desert like milk powder cakes floating in milk sauce. Wren's dinner was meat balls and spaghetti with red-jello which he liked. I ate Wren's refrigerated bread-roll with synthetic margarine that smelled of petrochemicals.
The long-haul BA jets we were on was a 777 but it had a much updated in-flight entertainment system compared to others we've flown. There are many many movie options, a whole menu of international indie films, best of british film festivals and tons of HBO and other 'catch up' TV. I brought along my Bose noise-cancelling headphones and honestly, I couldn't tell I was on a plane it was so quiet and smooth.
We will head back to T5 within the hour. Here is Wren's first journal entry:
"WHEN ME AND MOM WENT TO AFRICA WE HAD TO GO ON TOW PLANS. ON THE FIRST PLAN WE WERE ON ALASKA'S TIMELIN SO AS THE PICSHR SHOWS [PICTURE IS NOT HERE, SORRY, IT IS ONLY IN JOURNAL]. IT WAS 9.18PM AND THE SUN WAS SHINING. AFTER THAT WE GO TO A REALLY FANCY ROOM IN A HOTEL. PS. THE WATER TASTED HORRIBLE."
The next flight is a bit longer but we are feeling fine and hope our in-flight entertainment is as good.