I’m leaving in a little while for London, where I have heard the sun will actually be shining — for maybe 6 hours — when I arrive. Here is my carry-on suitcase. Naturally, the heaviest thing in there are the three comedies I’m bringing. (I’ve got two others in my purse.) I am so looking forward to a long read on the plane, and a little time to collect my thoughts about London and how it will fit into the next book I am writing.
Oh, and here is my travel tip of the day: three ounces of fluids? That’s a lot of liquid. If you’re only going for a week, bring the size you get when you stay in hotels, which is about an ounce, maybe less. You’ll be fine. And if you run out of conditioner you can try Cam’s suggestion — go to the local pharmacy and buy some. It’s an inexpensive way to partake of the flavor of the place you’re visiting.
While I’m in London, I plan to wear a lot of brown and black and green. I am going to see some theater. The History Boys. Much Ado About Nothing. Maybe Shadowlands if I have time. It is expensive there. I will be eating hummus, energy bars and apples.
When I return, I think it will feel more like spring, as Mandarine so smartly pointed out a few days ago.