we are now most definitely En Route for the long voyage out to south africa.
the 1st of 10 (gulp) flights over the next 19 days took off at 06:45 hours (yes, that meant a Car Came At 4AM)…
in fact, we’re going to sleep Soundly (because we’ve already had a nap and it was indeed delicious) Here.
the nicest thing about staying with friends (as opposed to a Hotel) is that one can Catch up and have supper and chat and then be told (kindly) that “a Bath with Epsom Salts might be nice?” and one agrees, thankfully and suddenly the taps (faucets for our American friends) are turned on and Epsom Salts are poured liberally in and a candle lit and one is left to s o a k blissfully while listening to a book programme on Radio 4 (BBC – *doffsCap*) .
and then – a while later – one is Very much Revived and takes a little Constitutional around the block (or five) to get into the right Time Zone (always important when we’ll be passing through quite a few in the next 19 days) and sips a lot of mineral water (flat, not fizzy today) and then settles down with a few good books.
it *does* feel like a rehearsal for England now you come to mention it.
nap, bath, books, Radio 4 and crisp white cotton comforter with contrasting blue sheet.
and tomorrow we’ll Explore Manhattan all over again.
isn’t that delicious?