There are only two things I miss about living in Guildford.
The first is being only a 20 minute walk from good shops, a decent cinema, a theatre and a fair selection of bars and restaurants. Here, if we want to walk, we have a dodgy pub, 3 takeaways and a reasonable “GastroPub” . Other than that, you’re in the car.
The other thing I miss is being a 30 minute train ride away from central London. Now, obviously, this is a weekend journey. I’ve known the morning or evening commute to take 3 1/2 hours. Not fun.
But at the weekend, it’s a leisurely trip, with coffee and a magazine. Oh, and a seat, which you can’t get for love nor money on a work day.
At this point, you’re probably wondering where on earth this is leading. Well, I do have a point. You see, on the 25th September I’m off to London for the day.
One my own.
No skiddlywinks. No hubby to be.
Just me and a coffee and a magazine (and maybe a small knitting project for the journey).
Why, Ms Kelly of course! At the V&A. Just squeaking in under the wire before the exhibition closes the following day.
I’m also planning to go to the Fashion and Textile Museum.
And Franks bookshop if I have time.
Oh. My. Good. Gosh. I’m beside myself with excitement.