… which is to say, I am posting prior to packing.
Why am I packing? What am I packing? Tell you what…we’ll play a little game!
I will give you some clues and you guess my destination. (And those of you who already know, play fair!)
Packing, for some people, is an absolute nightmare. I have friends who go through their entire wardrobes, dithering and doubting, changing their minds and, therefore, their choices, several times before they finally slam shut the case. (And when they get to where they’re going, they worry that they have brought the wrong things!)
And then there are the people who take too much… the ones who clutter the check-in lanes and departure lounges with mountains of cumbersome luggage. Surf boards, golf clubs, skis, stuffed, giant pandas (?), bloody great sombreros, which, as everyone knows, cannot be purchased on arrival in Marbella or Mazatlan, non-collapsible buggies and those buggies which DO collapse, usually half way up an escalator.
I like to travel light. So did Cliff Richard. I passed him once at Heathrow and he had a small rucksack-y bag slung on one shoulder. I guess he just couldn’t wait to be with his baby that night.
Not for me the 10 piece matching Louis Vuitton Travel Suite. Nope! I’m a clean undies-and-toothbrush traveller.
Here’s what I’ll be packing, along with the undies and toothbrush…
Lightweight cotton trousers. The sort that do not need knife-edge creases. (x 3)
Lightweight T shirts. (x3)
Loose cotton shirts. (x3)
A squashable sun hat.
….. any guesses so far?
Comfortable walking shoes and a pair of those ugly, but non-skid boat/reef shoes.
A hoodie jacket for cool times.
A swimsuit. (not a bikini.)
A sarong for poolside.
Small tube of antiseptic cream (why spend holiday money on something like that.)
The camera, with new batteries and plenty of memory.
Plastic. (Not Cemtex, idiot!)
Passport. (But no visa)
……… still wondering? Take a break and look at some pretty pictures…
As you all thought the art Chez Nous was worth seeing, here are a few more of our favourites.
Another from the talented Andrea Pratt
An early photograph (daguerrotype?) of a C19th Maori chief, “King” Taawhai.
A linoprint I made for an exhibition last year. Several people liked it.But not enough to buy it!
“Lotus Lady” linoprint by Heather Walker.
“Snack Attack” linoprint by me.