Thursday, 9 October 2014

What Not To Do Before Travelling

You know how it is when you're really really looking forward to something?  I mean REALLY looking forward to something a trip to Paris? Well, here's a little travel tip for you - and it's a pretty good one -
  • Do NOT go out to buy new shoes a few days before your flight, tear your meniscus while shopping, and end up wearing a knee brace and using a cane for support. Of course this is just my opinion. You can Google "Is having a knee problem a good idea when travelling?" to see what others think. 
    A little hobble through Père Lachaise Cemetery
    Should you end up in this situation, and it must be pretty common, my two packing tips - 
  • Don't bother bringing more than one pair of jeans no matter how long you're staying. You probably only have one pair that will fit over a cast-like brace anyway.  Or, you could try them on before leaving if you're that organized.
  • Bring a good big shoulder bag because with a cane, you only have one hand available to carry stuff.  Personally I go for big pockets too.
My essentials.  I can't go to Paris and not buy a portfolio!
Paris is still Paris and fabulous no matter what the circumstances. Seeing all the art and visiting the great book shops, I'm totally inspired to get back to my blog and work on some new paintings. Most of the paintings will probably be from a sitting down perspective, but that's good too. I've always been good at sitting.


  1. Oh my, that is not a fun way to start a trip. I hope you're seeing/feeling some improvement.
    Hang in there,

  2. Thanks Joanna! I wasn't too happy until I got there and then.....well, it was Paris so how could I not smile :)

  3. Love this post!!! Very entertaining! Have a wonderful day!

  4. Thank you Kathy! Hope you have a wonderful day too (tomorrow that is) :)