Friday, 10 August 2012

Toodle pip . . .

 I'm off for a few days to catch up with two old friends...I've packed my little bag...(these days your only allowed to fly with one pair of knickers and a toothbrush. And God forbid you should be caught with a bottle of water!)... So I'm travelling light...got a few art supply's and it's summer, who needs knickers anyway...:P   

I used to love travelling by air, now I hate it...your herded like cattle and then you have to nearly strip down to the buff to go through passport control...second thoughts...big granny knickers to travel in I think...then it's a rugby scrum to see who can get on the plane first....grrrrr.  Wish I could just wriggle my nose and ploufff...snap my  fingers and I'm there...where I want to be...wouldn't that be magic!

No I'm flying budget airline....so I've sharpened my elbows, been practising my glare (no-one will be pushing past me)...I could win a gold medal with my glare...and I've been on a diet so I can squeeze my little self into a small budget sized seat... der...I'm travelling alone so I think I will just wait till the last minute and wander gracefully onto the plane looking elegant and refreshed...only then I'll be sitting next to red sweaty person that barged their way on first....um...what to do...? and I used to worry about how many bikini's to pack...


so dear bloggy friends, wish me Bon Voyage and I'll tell you all about my Fun and Nonsense when I get back...xxx

20 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your pretty painting Catherine and was shocked you could only take one pair of knickers...cripes.....are you allowed to buy some out there and bring them back? Hope you have a lovely time with your friends, Annette x

Laura said...

She is adorable! And I agree with everything you said about air travel. It's a downright pain. I wonder if I can find a magic carpet for sale on eBay? ;-)

Melody said...

Glad to read you've got your priorities in order; pack the art goodies, and forget the knickers. (Maybe you could wear an extra pair or two, might help blur the x-ray machines vision?)
Love the art ~ I am picturing your sharp, pointy elbows just under the sleeves....

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is cute.
Haha! I hope you have a great trip! and get lots of seat room :)

Sabina said...

Bon voyage, Catherine. Try not to worry. Plain rides are definitely more unpleasant than they used to be for sure, but when I have to take one (which I'll be doing later this week) I just try to focus on what I'll be doing after I land. It really does help because it's a reminder that those intrusive patdowns and tiny seats are worth the trouble. I'll be off this coming Thursday to catch up with old friends too. So excited so I hope we both have a great time.

Also I love your stylish little jet setter, especially her oversize sunnies. And what a doll face she's got.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Bon Voyage ~ I agree used to love to travel by air ~ not fun anymore ~ Your art work is lovely as usual ~ Have fun on your trip ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

such a cute sketch! Have a great trip!

Lynn said...

Your self portrait is adorable..good luck getting on the plane...last time I flew I became so absorbed drawing the people in the waiting area that they had to call my name to get me to board. I almost missed my flight being totally oblivious. I had an assigned seat so sauntering on as the last flyer was sort of cool. I'm usually first in line for everything.

Debbie said...

I love your cute girl, all ready to travel with mostly art supplies! My kind of girl! Enjoy the time with your friends!

Tammie Lee said...

yes, flying is quite the experience these days! ugh,
so cute, your entire post, art and words. good journey to you. I am trying to decide what art supplies to take on an upcoming trip...

WrightStuff said...

It can be very stressful. I hate all the queuing - the worst is queuing to check in... keep your cool by sketching your lovely girls while in the queues!!

Rita said...

so cute, have a great time!

Tam Hess said...

That was the cutest travel story! AND PIP! She's adorable. She looks just like my sis :) Have fun, be safe and travel nicely! hehe

Abby said...

Have a great trip and I know what you mean about flying! I'd rather do a road trip!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Hope the sharpened elbows have done their magic and you coated on board looking refreshed and cool... have agreat trip...xx

Heather said...

Have a fantastic time! Enjoy your trip.
Cute illustration to send off with as well!
xo

Molly said...

so agree with your take on travel. half the fun used to be in getting there... now, it's a chore. i like you're take on it, though... and your little traveler is just adorable!

Alexandra said...

Have a safe trip. This little lady is a doll! :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Bon Voyage! Can't wait to hear about your adventures. Cute illo!!

Gay McKinnon said...

wow! have a great trip - love your latest works, so delicate, and such gorgeous colours. I hope your plane trip wasn't as feared!