So here I am enscounced in my hotel room.
Shoe shod feet resting on bag on bed so as not to dirty the sheets.
I have supped and sipped and now await the long slightly uphill walk to the venue.
Did not give in to the urge to pretend I slept in and missed my plane, which was my initial waking urge. I hate travelling.
I survived the day with mother and worry at the sudden knife-sharp, only a bit deserved, snarls directed at my step-father. Their relationship always seemed to work better with a third person in the house to water down the direct interaction and to distract from all the little habits that get to one after a while.
Neither the television nor the bedside lamp appear to be functioning but perhaps I am pressing the wrong buttons? Perhaps there is another button that needs to be pressed before they will work? Though they are plugged in and switched on. Maybe the bathroom light needs to be turned on for them to work?
Oh well. Half an hour till I mosey and I have wine and a new (new to me that is since they are both deceased) Constance & Gwenyth Little novel. Black Corridors. They continue to delight me.
Free internet is pretty darned good too :)