Planning & dreaming

The last few days I have been “grass-hoppering” – I ricochet from job to job, starting everything, finishing nothing. You can blame excitement.

I am planning a few days in London. At the moment my destination is a secret. I’ll be meeting a fella. A kinda date. I never met him before… only on the internet. I think he is real and not like Mr Moss!

This here mystery man even organised my accommodation before telling me.

Do not worry. I’ll have a chaperone. Not like in the old days… an elderly aunt or fussing mother in a little bonnet, high necked blouse with mutton leg sleeves over her whale bone stays and skirts that polish the floor never mind her button boots. All finished off with a tiny lacy hanky to wipe away her tears or hide her blushes!

No. my chaperone will be young at heart, young in body and with a sense of humour just like mine. He chose well. All will be grand.

I know I still have a few weeks to wait, but I am already planning my packing… only one small cabin bag with wheels. No trunks with mountains of outfits that will never see the light of day.

It will be a case of one to wear, one to wash and one for spare with the undies.* I am praying the weather will be kind and not saturatingly soggy.

Outer layers will all be mix & match – the best idea the fashion industry ever came up with.

No skirts. It will be trousers all the way, I have no intention of advertising my pallid flesh, knock-knees, corns, bunions and more blue veins that a Stilton cheese!

And when the clothing is sorted I’ll need to deal with technology:

My cell phone

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My phone

My Tablets

My Tablets

Tablets, yes more than one.

Then there in my latest acquisition…

I have joined the world of the pad. NO. Not TENA Lady, stop smirking toyboy techies, I mean something totally different and it works. Bigtime.

My Eye Pad.

My eye pad

My eye pad

Thirty seconds in the microwave and my eyes sparkle!

*  The mention of travel and undies made me giggle. A sudden memory of disposable pants that were all the go when I was a young twenty year old. You wore one for a day and then dumped them, Great for holiday packing but oh so uncomfortable. They were made of the same paper type fabric as the disposable hospital gowns that are in use today.

28 thoughts on “Planning & dreaming

    1. Grannymar Post author

      No doubt there will be a full return, but I have a few weeks before I set off on this adventure.

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  1. Grannymar Post author

    I have been to Central London in the past, this time I hope to cover new ground. So much to do and see!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      The build up is half the fun and I know I will really enjoy my time in London.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Yes Jo(e), he does and I am sure the visit will provide plenty of blog fodder for each of us!

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  2. cedar51

    I’m a little concerned – you put your “eyes” that somehow also seem to be a “pad” in the microwave and then they “sparkle” – is that something Irish or ???

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      I was distracted when writing the last bit. The pad (medically prescribed) is put in the microwave for 30 seconds and then placed over my eyes. Great for dry, gritty eyes and very relaxing.

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  3. nick

    All very mysterious. I look forward to a full resumé when you return! I hope you aren’t too overwhelmed by the torrents of people and traffic!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nick, the last time I was in Central London for a few days was about 1982. I travelled with another Branch member from Save the Children Fund,to attend the AGM. My fellow traveller was a regular visitor to London and acted like a personal guide during our stay.

      This time my chaperone will act as chauffeuse and guide and introduce to some of the hidden little gems close to her home.

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  4. Nandu

    Hope the visit is as if not more enjoyable than the build up ! London is always an exciting and ever evolving city ( as world cities go ) – I have enjoyed every visit there over the past 45 years and the best part is that every visit has been refreshingly different !

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nandu, I am sure this visit will be very different to my last one with lots of fun into the bargain.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Barbara, I will make sure we meet up and if you do not know the mystery man, I’ll have to introduce you!

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  5. Al

    This does sound very intriguing. Have you done a background check on this guy? There’s a lot of axe murderers lurking around the internet, you know. And London; isn’t that where Jack the Ripper held sway? Be careful!

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