Laurie in the skies, with diamonds
I take off today for 21 days in England and Scotland, where I have eight signings, a three-day conference, and research at opposite ends of the country (the top and bottom ends, not side-to-side.) Because I had a whole lot of miles accumulated (I use my British Airways credit card to pay for absolutely everything) and because I put off making my reservations until my family threatened to shove me out and lock the door anyway, and because at that late date there were no business class seats to upgrade into, I have to fly first class.
Oh, sorrow. I only wish I were going to be more awake to appreciate it.
Iâ€™ll be in London Friday, staying with family, and there will be a punting expedition on Sunday, weather willing (last weekend the scheduled punt turned into a card game indoors, which if you know my family means it was a monsoon outside, only cold.)
So think of me, sipping champagne at 35,000 feet and snoring.