Travelling To Scotland And Enjoying The Aspire Lounge
Well worth it for a bit of peace and quiet ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 26/04/2016 @ 8:00AM
Well, I'm in sunny Glasgow on an acting job and yes, I'm not jesting, it is sunny and everyone is very friendly. I think the Scots generally are unless you are unlucky enough to bump into Alex Salmond ...
The Aspire Lounge at London Luton Airport let me have some peace and quiet before my flight.
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Anyway, I flew out of Luton yesterday and as you have to get there so early to take into consideration the traffic, the parking, getting through the check in etc, I decided to take the advice of a friend and book into the Aspire Lounge at a reduced cost of £20.
"This is an exclusive lounge."
You get to sit in comfort until you board your flight. My friend says it's to avoid the 'riff raff' but, being more socially minded, I didn't take that into consideration at all.
I got there and over an hour or so had two latte's, a pasta meal, and a cream tea with a cup of the brown stuff. Well, a mug of it actually, as I don't really do cups. And it was all included in the price.
I reckon that had I been wandering around the airport I would have had two Costa's which would have been £6, a snack costing £5, bought a newspaper, plus a pointless self-help book in WH Smith due to sheer boredom.
"All in all, it cost me about £3 and I didn't need to eat again that day."
I tell you what though, you'd be quids in if you were a drinker as the booze is free in there as well. 30 years ago I'd have been £50 up on the deal, but nowadays I'm just happy to pay £3 to avoid the riff raff.
Sorry, I mean to have a bit of peace and quiet to contemplate life, and work out a new magic trick which I shall tell you about next week.
Until next time ...
More about David Pibworth ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.