Fast forward forty years, and here we go again. Please sing along with me:
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go …
Hmmm ... maybe I'd better rethink the wardrobe a little ...
Ah - that's better ... who needs sneakers anyway?
Oh, and I made this jacket to dress up the daggy jeans for when we go out to dinner in Paris (I can't believe I just said the P word):
And some shoe bags, just in case I lose that one pair I have been allowed to pack and find some dirt-cheap little substitutes in Florence.
Mr Fudge's bag ...
Spot the difference?
In my defence, it has to be said that we are attending a wedding in Scotland, which makes it necessary to include warm semi-formal clothing, high heels (for me), and a man's suit, which hisself has conveniently dumped in my bag. Two months' supply of Lipitor, Avapro, and other such life-saving drugs tend to take up a lot of space as well - something we didn't have to contend with sixteen years ago, on our last trip overseas. Anyway, back to the song.
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
If you don't get a move on, we'll miss the taxi!
But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn
The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowin' his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could cry.
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go.
Of course he will - I've got the tickets in my handbag.
I’m leavin' on a jet plane (wah-hoo!)
I don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go.