I am very excited. I have bought a whiteboard and a dry marker pen. As I explained to the Sage, what we do now is tell each other what we are going to do during the day, we don’t listen to each other and then have to ask to be reminded while giving the impression that we have a bad memory because it seems rude to say we weren’t really listening. So all we need to do is not talk to each other, but write down facts instead.
I also bought a bag that I am quite sure is small enough to carry on to an aeroplane and a small suitcase on wheels, so that when I go through London on my way to visit my sister in a couple of weeks, I will neither have to take my big bag nor carry a smaller one heavy with the dozen books I need for a week’s holiday.
Did I tell you about that? We’re going to M0usehole in Cornwall. She has friends who have a guesthouse there. I’ve only been to Cornwall once and that was a brief visit to the Eden Project. I rang her to ask whose car she wanted to go in, as hers is a bit small and mine is a bit big, and we’ve decided on hers. So I’ll go by train. It will take longer – the train journey is about the same as the drive, but the journey to the stations and across London adds a lot to the time, but I’m thinking that I might be able to fit in a visit to a museum or exhibition on the way there and back. I fancy the Surreal1sm exhibition at the V&A for one.
Mouseh0le, if you abroad-people don’t know, is pronounced Mowzle. Funnily enough, the M0usehold in Norwich is pronounced M0usehold. It’s odd, because most place names in Norfolk are not pronounced the way they are spelled, like Wym0ndham and Happ1sburgh. And Norwich, come to that.
Anyway, if anyone is planning a visit to Yagnub in April, I hope it isn’t between the 13th and the 23rd, because I won’t be here.