So it’s now just 15 days until Christmas! For many it’s just another day. For others it’s an excuse to travel abroad to visit family and kill other people because you couldn’t just NOT DO THIS in the exact same way for just one year. Still others (like you and me!) are looking forward to enjoying the holiday season and celebrating it in our own way. And so rather than complain about all the Covidiots out there (for a change), I thought it would be nice to talk about how we have been adapting to the changes thrown our way this past year and, especially, how we are going to celebrate this very special Christmas.
So I went Christmas, Reyes Magos and Birthday shopping today… all for me! I had suddenly run out of both my Clinique Elixir perfume and Clinique moisturizer – eek! – and had to re-stock. While I was at it I also got a travel-sized tube of the moisturizer, and would have also bought a smaller perfume for travelling (I’m out of that too), but they were sold out of the latter. Anyhow, a good haul and all was on sale. Yay. 🙂
When I go to London in May I will be staying in a new (for me) part of town – Clapton. At first glance it looked a bit further out than the “usual” place in Wapping, but in fact it is very accessible and I have three main bus routes that should take me pretty much everywhere I will want to go – including the event at the Spanish Embassy. And there is also a night bus that takes me straight home.
Because I was waylaid by panic attacks when I was there in 2015 I was already getting nervous about meeting friends, even though I’m not going until mid-May. But upon discovering these bus routes I feel much more reassured, and it means I shouldn’t have to take the tube (bonus!).