Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Off again

I'm off on the morrow, just me, entrusting myself once more to the good offices or otherwise of R¥anair for a quick look-in on sister, brother, niece and nephew-out-law, the optician of a well-known British chain on Bishops Stortford high street (my distance glasses have not been the same since I accidentally stood a piece of garden furniture on them, and I think my prescription's probably changed again anyway), and the Knitting and Stitching Show at the Alexandra Palace, which my sister has been trying to lure me over for for some years now.  As always, it took all the screwing of my courage to the sticking place to decide to commit to a scant four days away, convinced as I am that something catastrophic is bound to happen here in my absence, and as always, this doesn't allow time to get around and see all I'd like to.

Tom has lists of instructions regarding comestibles and cleaning products, and has his survival kit to hand:


so he will not starve (he also has some bananas for banana sandwiches, lest he succumb to scurvy).  He has kindly lent me his camera which is smaller than mine and thereby leaving more room in my cabin-baggage-restrictions-size mini-suitcase to stuff with wool.

Back on Monday, wish me, and them, luck.

11 comments:

polish chick said...

i too am off - flying to brussels tomorrow. hope you have a lovely time, and i rally hope tom doesn't succumb to scurvy - though bananas might not be the best weapon in the anti-scurvy arsenal. just sayin'.

it'll be nice to be on the same(ish) side of the big water with you, dear lucy.

Chloe said...

Have a lovely time Lucy! We went to the Knitting and Stitching show one year, it's very good, there's so much to see :)

Lyse said...

Oh Lucy! je n'avais pas compris que tu partais seule.Mais ça va, ton mari sera bien soigné puisque tu as pensé à faire les provisions.
Je te souhaite un très bon voyage et surtout ne te laisse pas trop influencer par la laine anglaise, il y en a de la très belle en France!

Fire Bird said...

wish you had time for a trip North...

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Bon voyage et bon séjour Lucy. Sorry we won't meet this time but I'll send some good vibrations over to Ally Pally to make sure you're welcomed in best woolly style.
Is that a packet of cream crackers for Tom? I looove cream crackers with cheese, best snack for hunger pains.

Rouchswalwe said...

Well, I suppose it's up to me to make mention of the booze. Is that Cognac? I can only hope that there's some quality ale in the fridge for dear Tom, for how else will he get his daily allowance of Vitamin B?

The After Eights give me a warm feeling of childhood evenings ... I was allowed to have two of the thin delights. I loved the crackly sound of the dark paper and if the peppermint hadn't leaked out, I would save the clean ones to take on walks with me. Never knew what I'd find along the way.

Have fun, Lucy!

Joe Hyam said...

Bon voyage. I am sure that Tom will find some small compensation for your absence if not in the brandy in the banana sandwiches.

Ellena said...

Just figured out who 'them' are. Tom and Molly of course. Good luck to all of you. For Molly's sake I hope Tom won't run out of Armagnac.

Francesca said...

What an excellent survival kit!

tristan said...

isn't that rather a small bottle of cough mixture ?

Isabelle said...

Hope you're having / had a lovely time!