Take your pick.
after we disembarked
I boarded early – mum’s walking stick is a great help. (in more ways than one)
Instead of TV viewing I bought myself ‘Michael Parkinson’s Autobiography’. I really enjoyed the 4 or so pages I read before I disembarked and left the book behind. I wonder if they have found it? (I wrote my phone number in it, and I will be back at the airport in a week. Too much to ask?)
Mum always said never buy books at the airport.
The traveler is ready to go
the day before: a Grill’d lunch for a farewell.