Saturday 20 April 2024

Buts and Bonuses

I heard back from a lovely Welsh Choir in Conwy.   While unable to attend their rehearsal we will be able to listen to them perform at the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza.   Fancy that!  A bonus concert!  And a Victorian Fair on the pier and promenade!   Maybe I can also cross Punch and Judy off my list too.   Such a lovely email from the choir’s “secretary gentleman” who asks that we make ourselves known so they can “Croeso i Gymru”    I had to check with Google what that meant but I fully intend to say thanks for my “bonus” (and see if he looks like I imagine him - a handsome silver headed well spoken gentleman).   

But, the temperatures look a little cooler than I had expected so Little Sister and I will be packing puffer jackets and merinos and hoping that the weather warms up as we move around.  I am carefully weighing each item that will go in my suitcase to ensure I’m not over the limit.   We travel Easyjet from UK to Holland with a strict 23kg limit on that leg so the generosity of Emirates on the long haul becomes rather irrelevant.

Excitement is ratcheting up and I’m having sleepless nights filled with dreams of adventures to come.   Only a few more sleeps until departure and hopefully Dubai will have dried out by then!

Wednesday 3 April 2024

The Great UK Adventure #1

 Dreams of this first began when I was about 13 and I wrote in a notebook the things I wanted to do and see when I visited the UK.   Mostly gleaned from my avid reading,  the first item on the list was "kippers for breakfast".   I opened a bank account for this when I had my first holiday job and saved carefully since so now I can indulge.

In four weeks Little Sister and I will be leaving on the great adventure and I will be enjoying spending my savings on an itinerary that ticks off so many items and places.   I plan on having a travel diary up on this blog.   In the remaining days before departure there will be the boring parts like packing, cleaning the house, arranging for the neighbour to do my lawns and all the other life admin.   But excitement levels are rising sky high.