I went shopping yesterday. Not Sainsburys - for a change - but real in-town shopping. I bought trousers, two tops, a cardi (but very trendy because 2 very young sales assistants in Debenhams said, independently, how nice it was) and 2 pairs of shoes. Well, one pair of sandals and one pair of flatties that I was encouraged by the young assistant in Faith to buy because 'if you buy two pairs of sale shoes the second pair is half price again and even if you don't wear them this year you can wear them next and it's too good an opportunity to miss really', which meant that I had two pairs of shoes for £15. I also bought proper M&S socks and knickers, a fact that will especially please jmb and leslie.
Now you're asking why especially those two? Won't the world in general be pleased if you're able to go out without falling-down knickers. That's probably true but at least I won't embarrass jmb and leslie when I meet them for lunch two weeks tomorrow!
Yes, I'm going to Canada! How exciting is that? For me anyway; you're probably not that bothered. This time two weeks today Husband, Daughter, Son-in-law and I will be on a hairyplane to Vancouver. We're in Canada for two weeks starting with Vancouver Island, where we're hoping to see whales, and then travelling in the Rockies, where we're hoping to see bears (jmb and leslie, please get that arranged for me! Thank you.)
I've wanted to go to Canada for a long time but Husband and I are useless at planning holidays but then Daughter decided they'd go too and she's organised it all. Husband sorts out all the money and important stuff and I just have to go along and wave majestically to the bears. This is sort of a belated 30th anniversary present to ourselves.
The only downside is the long flight. I'm not wild about aeroplanes. I have this stupid - I know it's irrational and illogical - puzzlement about how planes can stay in the air for so long. I just can't understand how they don't sort of 'get tired'. I know: I said it was stupid. It's been explained to me but my brain won't take it in.
But assuming the plane doesn't get tired and stop to take a nap en route, we'll be landing in Vancouver on Sunday, 14th, afternoon. Oh me oh mi.