Okay, I’m counting this as done with the planned trip to London taking place in March. You missed out on details of planning, as I was incommunicado for several months, but here are some of the highlights of my week-long trip:
—Snowstorms grounded and cancelled my connecting flight; ended up driving to the nearest international airport (4 1/2 hours away) to make new flight
—First stop after dropping off the Luggage: British Library (first book seen, Beowulf)
—Victoria & Albert’s glass and textiles
—Cheddar and Pickle sandwiches from Pret a Manger
—A very pomo production of The Revenger’s Tragedy
—Sherlock Holmes Museum (because I can’t be serious all the time)
—Wanting to imprison students on school trips during my visit to the Tower of London
—The Tate Modern and the Design Museum
—$15 sundaes at Harrod’s
—Mind the Gap (if you know the Tube, you know what I mean)
—A serious desire not to return home.
So, it’s the first stamp in my sorely underutilized passport, but not the last.