Monday, June 08, 2009


I was looking through my blog yesterday to try and find something I knew I'd written, and in searching through all of the posts, it occured to me that somewhere along the way, I'd stopped writing. I used to actually write about "stuff" in my life, the social things, special people, trips, things that were everything and nothing at the same time. I'm not sure where, or how it stopped, but it did, and I'm hoping to bring it back a little at a time.

I'm feeling guilty today, as it looks like I won't be able to meet up with some friends in London later in the month. I hate making plans and then having to back out of them later, but it just doesn't look like the logistics on this one are going to work.

I'm travelling to Paris as part of a trip to attend a family wedding. I'm also scheduled to meet up with some good friends in Zurich, and then head on to southern Germany for the wedding, before flying out of Frankfurt. The whole thing is only scheduled to last two weeks, but I thought I might be able to spend a couple of days over in London as well. Of course, I planned this whole thing in my head, without ever consulting a map or a train schedule. I could go to London, but it would mean spending 11 hours on trains to get there and then travel on to Zurich. It would also mean spending a small fortune on train tickets, in addition to hotels and whatever other transport costs I'd have to pay. I'm now seriously considering spending the two days in either Strasbourg, Basel or Dijon, all of which are considerably closer on the route between Paris and Zurich.


Missy Ann said...

Every few months I go back through my blog and re-read some of it. I think that people forget that just because it's public doesn't mean it isn't for personal use too. And while we may not share some of things, it's very easy to read between the lines of what I've written and remember what was going on.

Enjoy your trip, and I hope you find a way to see your friends.

Jen said...

We stayed in Dijon last year. It's a lovely city. There is a bar on the main street, not far from the station, which sends you back to the 1920s/30s. Enjoy your trip.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Sorry you will miss out on seeing your friends in London, but I am sure you will find something wonderful to do. Glad you decided to chat. CJ ok;-)