Well! In a few short hours I will be off an a glorious adventure. Well, at least gloriously cold adventure.
I'm going here http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/festival2010-Intro.htm
and will be participating in a variety of activities including the reenactments on Saturday with my UK Peeps http://regia.org/
On the way in, I will have an afternoon in London to pay my respects to this manhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindow_Man
I will also have an afternoon to finally meet, in person, dearest Jackie http://dogdaisychains.blogspot.com/
And to visit some friends I have not seen in years.
This trip represents a tremendous accumulation of blessings. When I started to get my health in order a few years ago, this particular event- the 25th Anniversary Festival, 20th anniversary with Regia- was one of the things I dreamed of attending. In the past, my poor health prevented me from traveling much. Now, I am able to travel, without chaperon, and see the world. I am so excited and nervous, and anxious, and eager to have fun. I'm fearful of the cold- but I have a small fortune in wool clothing in my....are you ready.....CARRY ON SUITCASE! Yes, folks, I am doing this week of travel with a carry on bag and a giant purse. That in itself is a source of terror, but I can't take more than I can carry. I had to make sacrifices- like I am only taking ONE pair of earrings. In the event of an fashion emergency, I'll be forced to purchase some more at the British Museum or something like that. We have to be prepared to do all it takes to survive, don't you know!