Wednesday, October 2, 2013

READY TO GO

Penzance in Cornwall, UK

The process of clothing elimination happened yesterday as I packed for my trip to England. I so wanted to take my dress boots, but they are made for walking only short distances. For walking long distances, only trainers work, so my black trainers will have to do for dress shoes. What does it matter? The last time I heard an opera at Covent Garden, I wore jeans and WHITE trainers, due to a miscalculation in time allowing for change. The visit included dinner at the elegant restaurant at the Royal Opera House. Humiliation past and gone and not so very bad after all. "Madame Butterfly" was gorgeous, and I enjoyed every minute, despite attire in jeans and WHITE trainers.  Where will I go that will be dressier than Covent Garden? I've already been there dressed down, way down, so no worries about dress.

I carry a small, folding umbrella in my car, which I was going to pack for rainy days in England, but when I opened it, I saw "Chevrolet Truck" emblazoned in gold on the black umbrella. Then I remembered that it came with Grandpère's truck, and he gave it to me, so I bought another. The Chevrolet umbrella is fine for here in town, but it was not quite the note I wanted to strike in England.
 

Next week, the temperature in London will rise to 70°F. Also, the long range predictions for Cornwall and Copenhagen don't bode for cold weather. Looking good.

I leave my house early tomorrow morning to begin my travels, and I will have access to the internet only through Cathy's notebook, mostly for emailing my family.  Probably, no blogging while I'm away, but I'll have lots of news and pictures when I return.

11 comments:

susan s. said...

Oh, 70° can be a heat wave over there, depending on the humidity! Have a great time! Drink tea and eat biscuits for me!

Tim Chesterton said...

Mimi, have a wonderful trip. When you get back, hopefully, you might share some photos? Travelling blessings to you.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, susan and Tim. susan, I'm sure to have lots of tea and biscuits.

Tim, I assure you there will be photos of me and all the rich and famous people I will meet up with over there and maybe even some scenery.

Anonymous said...

Bon voyage, dear Mimi, and carry all our warmest wishes to the British friends whom you will meet.
Mary Clara

Erp said...

Enjoy. My mother heads over on Saturday though to Sussex not Oxford/Devon/Cornwall. Try some Cornish cream with scones and jam if you can.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Mary Clara. I will carry your good wishes over.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you, Erp. In your honor, I'll try Cornish cream with scones and jam.

whiteycat said...

Have an absolutely wonderful and safe trip! Look forward to your report when you return!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, whiteycat. I am having a lovely time. I will write all about it on my blog when I get home.

Prairie Soul said...

The internet is impoverished without your regular blogging, and I'm sure I speak for many when I say you are greatly missed. However, I hope you're having a spectacular time on your travels. Your commentary and photos are much anticipated!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prairie Soul, thanks for the kind words. I was off and on with internet access and busy much of the time. I have photos aplenty and much to tell, but it will take time.