Sunday, August 13, 2006

Don't ask

It's the night before a big trip - off to Edinburgh tomorrow, hopefully leaving around 9am - so today I have been printing off maps, doing laundry, ironing, painting A's bedroom because she got 1/4 way through decorating it and decided decorating is a bit boring, shopping, cooking, and being a taxi service. So the first person to say "have you started packing yet?" gets a slap. Besides, I don't leave til 9am, why would I need to start packing yet? I won't sleep - I never do, the night before I travel. Don't ask me why because I don't know - I'm not scared of flying, ferries, trains, or driving; I don't get travel sick; I actually like travelling for the most part. But still, tonight I might be asleep by 1a.m. if I'm lucky but I'll be awake at 2, 3, 3:30, 4, and probably give up and get up around 5:30 on the basis that if I'm awake I may as well be up.

I have a ticket for the opening night film and party, but am a little disappointed that the dress code is "casual or kilt". I know Edinburgh is much more laid back than Cannes, so wasn't expecting to get the red carpet evening glamour gear out, but still, I have so few excuses to dress up that I was hoping for a chance to wear some mid-range glad rags, at least. Besides, having invested in the full range of underwear from structural to fancy, I need to put my investments to work.

I'm hoping that the flat I've rented has internet access, in which case I might be able not only to read but also answer emails; whatever the situation, I'll try to blog as many reviews as I can over the next 12 days.


Blogger Optimistic_Reader said...

Have a great time!

8:11 am  
Blogger Mollywags said...

Assume you're well on your way by now.
Given the change in weather, hope you've packed a jumper and your brolly, but also get a chance to glam up. Just because it says 'casual' doesn't mean you can't raise the tone.
Enjoy it all anyway.
Love from us

11:53 am  
Blogger Chris (UK Scriptwriter) said...

I never see the need to pack any other time than the morning of travel. I mean, it's only putting stuff in a suit case.

The fact that you run round like a blue arsed fly 5 minutes before you leave, wondering where you put you toothbrush is part of the fun!


12:40 pm  
Blogger Viv said...

Although since when did kilts become 'casual' dress again?? When I was a student, it was used as a substitute for black tie and anything but casual!

Hope you got enough sleep.

4:17 pm  
Blogger Tim Clague said...

See you there Sal! (if you are reading this)

7:57 pm  
Blogger Nez said...

At last, I have finally remembered my login details and can drop you a line!

Loved the fancy underwear comment. You made me snort out loud on the sofa with that.

Also wanted to wish you a fun time in Edinburgh. I'm very sad I forgot to ask you if you'd started packing.

Have you UNPACKED yet??

Hope you got there safely anyway and have a comfy room.

Anyway. Time for bed said Zebadee.
Nightie Nightie. Pyjama Pyjama.


PS - was good to see you on Sat. I like your new wheels!

10:52 pm  
Blogger Stacie said...

A different question: Did you finish packing in time?!?! :-)

9:04 pm  

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