Well, aren't we getting spoiled? So many UK airports now have some minimal level of homogenised quality to their chain restaurants, that Southampton was a terrible shock last week. The departure lounge is really tiny, but it does include a wireless hotspot. If only I hadn't been repeatedly thrown off the wireless network: not sure why, was it my laptop or their system? I was trying to distract myself from starvation because the food in the departure lounge was a motorway-service-station style affair. Old pastries, probably nothing but wheat and minimal glutinous filling, pizza with minimal food covering, in a warming-cabinet- euuchh. Icky sandwiches. A long line: I couldn't bear it in the end, having been up at 5am that morning. The sad thing is, it seems like most flights out of Southampton are FlyBe which is a budget airline that doesn't serve food (paid £210 for the ticket by the way- late booking for emergency meeting). You can buy food on board if you have the right change: it's really nasty boring sandwiches and hot chocolate made with packet mix. I was so hungry by the time I landed in Glasgow I actually ate in the Glasgow Airport restaurant: that's a first for me. I knew I'd be too tired when I got home to cook, and there was no food in the house anyway. It would've been 9pm.