and so here we are...
many things have been done, many yet to do
but the days have all but run out and my next post will be from London!
remember how i told you i had turned into a listing person?
(not the "on tilt" kind of listing, the writing things down kind!)
i have been working on more lists than you can shake a stick at
what to see, what to do, what to eat, where to go, what to buy, what to dream of
and in all that listing, i have learned 'tis much easier to list lists on pretty paper than on....
five and dime notepads from the stationery store on hudson st, mr. wickett, propietor
last year whilst in calgary visiting the children, i made a foray into papyrus and found some lovely anna griffin stationery
the very thing required to convert a non-lister to the other side
post it notes and note pads
and i today i transposed all my lists from various bits
and compiled a record of hopes and dreams
a lifetime of reading has yielded many desires on the book front - not that i intend to get all of them, but it gives me a guide to remember by
"shop-bought broderie anglaise"
karen has said that so many times in her classes that i simply must find some for myself...
"i dinna ha' the gaelic, but i mun do my best"
do you think if i drink a wee dram and nibble on a biscuit of shortbread it might come easier???
i have made all of the above
(excepting for the mushy peas)
but have a hankering for the real mccoy
and with the following list of destinations, i expect i'll be able to knock off everything on my list
maybe, but without a dream, or a plan, or a list, i'm not sure i'd get beyond heathrow
so tell me, oh loyal blog followers,
if you were packing your bags to go to jolly old england and the land o' tartan, what would be on your list of souvenirs?
you have until my feet touch english soil, which will be thursday morning about 11:00 am uk time to tell me your list
i'll choose two winners and put together a little parcel for each of you, to be delivered by her majesty's postal service
in the meanwhile, there's packing to be done!