Archive for January 2012
I finished all the arrangements for my trip to London, England, in late August (with an add-on to the Netherlands the week after, where I’ll be visiting good friends).
It was a logistical challenge because every airline has a different system [wrong airport, they say in bright red font, and I think “Gimme a break.”]
I’ll fly Icelandair to London (you land in Iceland both ways, and a longer stay is definitely on my bucket list). In London, I’ll attend the 33rd IBBY Congress (International Board of Books for Young People) and receive my diploma (I think it’s a diploma) for “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.” Then I fly British Airways to Amsterdam, take the train the Den Haag (The Hague), and attend the 50th birthday party of a dear friend along with several people I met in Den Haag last year. There’ll be time to go to Antwerp, walk the countryside, and, I hope, ride a bicycle again to the beach. And practice my VERY rudimentary Dutch.