Saturday, March 18, 2017

Curling Iron

I'm sitting in Terminal 3 of Heathrow airport at 6 a.m., sipping my Americano, having just eaten an almond croissant. There's a shop here called "Glorious Britain," and there's "World of Whiskies," and "Rolling Luggage" and "Sunglasses Boutique -- tax free." (How much tax is usually imposed on a pair of sunglasses, I wonder?)

I am not doing any shopping. In fact, I'm bleary-eyed from getting up at 4:30 a.m. and also from inspecting dog vomit in the middle of the night. (I'll spare you that story.)

Before we took a car to Heathrow this morning, we got the house ready for Warren, our friend and dog-sitter, who's coming over later today. I covered up the Olga cams so he doesn't think we're spying on him. Downside: We can't watch Olga from Luxembourg.

Oh well.

Free curling iron, anyone? I found it on the street, perched atop someone's trash bin, but I couldn't make use of it, personally.


  1. I hope you bring Warren something back from Luxembourg... perhaps some "Lux" soap or "Socialism or Barbarism?" by Rosa Luxembourg.

  2. that stuff may be tax free in the airport but it sure ain't cheap. have fun on your weekend away.

  3. "I do work."
    That's so awesome.
    Have fun!

  4. You've got to pay a price for the good stuff. So to enjoy Luxemburg you have to get up early and that early isn't fun.

  5. Your last line made me chuckle! And I need a sign like that for when I'm sitting reading on the computer :) Have fun!

  6. I remember all those shops at Heathrow, I visited a few while I waited for my flight last October. No curling iron for you, huh?

  7. Luxembourg City is a lovely place to visit and if you take a city walking tour there is a lot to see in tucked out-of-the way parts of the old city and much history to learn