Diary - Countdown to Montreal October 18th 2009

The countdown to Montreal is well on its way; I’m going next Tuesday on Air Canada and no doubt will be trying to recall my schoolgirl French on route. The two months since the boyfriend came over to the UK have sure gone quicker than the 5 months we had apart before then.

This is my favourite time of year, not just because the trip is to commemorate my birthday; although this day is celebrated in a different way to the last 15 years of big parties. I still want to acknowledge another precious year on this planet so I now go away every year. And it seems wasteful to go away somewhere I can’t see the BF!

I love this season anyway; I like the climate, the gorgeous fall colours and the clothes. Changing from summer dresses to wool, cropped jeans to flared tweeds, sun hats to warm caps, denim to (fake) fur and best of all shoes to boots – not that I have any pairs here – they are all in New York along with my coats.

I give the BF one of the keys and key card to the Manhattan Mini storage unit – just in case. With hindsight it’s a good idea as he offers to go and get some bits for me. However, he gallantly travels from 42nd to 107th Street for me on Saturday, armed with spare bags and the keys.

90 minutes of tense conversation with me trying to be as patient (not my best virtue) as possible in his ear, we realise that he needs both keys for the padlock and they are not duplicates! Oh dear! Poor guy. And poor me, as I’m going to freeze without all my lovely collection of coats, winter kilts and knee high boots!

I don’t give him both keys as he has admitted to losing at least two items of clothing since I have known him. And I do wish (as I’d suggested) he’d have just asked the guy on reception to assist him then we would have known immediately. But I still call him a couple of hours later to apologise as he’s so good to go for me and try to figure out what ‘tweed’ and ‘emerald green’ are in trying to find the items I need (would like).

I put the other key in the post pending postal strike and US post office efficiency – and if he has time, he will go back as I could really do with my super dooper, brand new straightners I left there.

Otherwise I will continue to look a mess and be cold until at least Christmas. Or, I have a feeling I’ll be shopping for at least 1 coat and pair of shoes in Canada. It’s a shame the exchange rate is almost as bad as the US.

BTW I have been doing more writing than ever but not blogging as I’m trying to get articles published on Powder Room Graffiti first. I have at least 5-6 articles written and at least that many more ideas. If you have any more, please check out the website (it’s anti reality TV, selebs & all I dislike about our current society but full of grown up (women’s) issues and lots of fun) let me know via comments!

Montreal Diary November 4th 2009