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london, baby!

March 2, 2009


It’s been a long build-up, but the day is finally here.  I fly to London this evening.  Trepidation was lurking last week, but it suddenly vanished yesterday afternoon and in its place is a calm I haven’t felt in awhile.   Sure, fear might try to squeeze its way past the airport check-in point but I do believe it’s a restricted item on board and I’m just going to have to leave it behind and trust this feeling — that this adventure is going to blow my mind wide open.  Plus, I’m not alone… I’m bringing my super cool posse with me.



I found Gnomie’s passport while I was looking for mine.  It turns out that this little dude has a name and his name is Cedric and he is from the UK.  Cedric is pretty pumped about this trip.  He is a traveling gnome after all and a traveling gnome doesn’t like to stand still on a windowsill staring into space all day.  I think we are going to make fine travel companions as he has fondness for drinking homemade brews and he doesn’t shy away from the camera.  In fact, he insisted that I snap 2 shots of him with his passport.  The second one to show off his profile (his right side is his best side).  Also, gnomes are seven times as strong as the average human (who knew?) so I am well protected.

As for Wilbur, he’s been drinking way too much coffee and brushing up on his Italian and Spanish.

Hola!  Me llamo Wilbur.  Tienen banos equipados para puercos?   Do you have bathrooms equipped for pigs?  Valid question.

Buongiorno.  Mi chiamo Wilbur.  Dove la gelateria? Where is the gelateria?  oink oink.

We’ll have to hide Wilbur in a secret compartment during the flight so they don’t put him under quarantine.  The gnome and I have already plotted a diversion — a crazy little jig he does.  It works every time.  I bet you would be distracted too if you saw a gnome dancing for you.

Well, that’s it folks.   I’ll try my best to blog from abroad but I can’t guarantee anything.  Let’s put it this way, given the choice between drinking limoncello here, or blogging, I promise to choose the former.

Getting ready to take a big juicy bite out of life.

Attraversiamo (let’s cross over), shall we?


18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2009 10:48 am

    I wish you safe and happy travels! It will be truly interesting to see your journey.

  2. March 2, 2009 11:15 am

    Travelling gnomes, eh? Reminds me of the movie “Amelie.” Have a great venture!

  3. kristen permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:17 am

    safe travels, lady. i can’t wait to see and hear all that you do, i know it will be grand.

    and i can vouch for the limoncello in those parts of italy, straight up deliciousness!!

  4. March 2, 2009 11:41 am

    i just know (and i know you know this, too!) that you are going to have the most magical, heart-opening, healing, tasty & transformative expedition! happy, happy, happy adventuring…i look forward to hearing about it 🙂

  5. Alison permalink
    March 2, 2009 12:17 pm

    And she’s off!!!

    May you truly live in every moment you experience. May you feel FREE! May you laugh til your cheeks hurt. May you BE!

    I’ll be thinking of you each and every day. xxxooo

  6. simplyblogged permalink
    March 2, 2009 1:13 pm

    Have fun. I am kind of jealous, I want to go on a trip too.

  7. March 2, 2009 2:05 pm

    I’m so excited for you and your posse… have a great trip!!! I look forward to hearing about your adventures when you come back. 🙂


  8. March 2, 2009 2:09 pm

    So excited for you! You are sure to have an AMAZING time! Bon voyage!

  9. Frannie permalink
    March 2, 2009 2:46 pm

    Kick ass, Babe!


  10. March 2, 2009 5:04 pm

    see you on Thursday, baby 🙂

  11. March 2, 2009 7:16 pm

    Bon voyage!!! Have a blast and take lots of photos. I’m sure you will have lots to tell us when you get back. Enjoy!

  12. Helena permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:26 pm

    Bon voyage! Live, dream, believe, enjoy.

  13. helen permalink
    March 3, 2009 4:49 am

    Buon viaggio! I am almost as excited as if I were going myself, and cannot wait to see your magical photos…

  14. March 4, 2009 10:13 am

    Wow! Sounds great. Love the coffee cup! Have a safe trip and Carpe Diem!

  15. March 4, 2009 8:33 pm

    I’m thrilled for you! You and your posse are going to have a fabulous time!

  16. March 7, 2009 5:13 am

    Hello! Just meeting you for the first time (Susannah just sent me over!) Hope that you two have a wonderful time and that your journey is wonderful! I’m off to read some more –

  17. March 8, 2009 5:13 am

    welcome to the uk!

    let me know when you are in london if you want to meet up for a coffee or something?

    hope you are having a fabulous trip!


  18. March 16, 2009 4:36 pm

    Love the gnome. Say hi to Europe for me.

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