The cobbler’s children have no shoes

I need my own travel agent

I am going to be stranded in Montreal in June.  Actually that doesn’t sound too bad.  I might end up liking it there.  Here’s why – it’s all British Airways fault.  I am off in a week to host a group of lovely people on board Regent Seven Seas.  So I needed to get to Rome and I have a bundle of frequent flyer points…. Sorry I shouldn’t use that language on a public site.  Getting to Rome was easy – but getting from the Med back to Calgary seemed impossible.  I could only get as far as Montreal.  That was then and this is now.  I still haven’t booked that darn ticket from Montreal to Calgary.  Why?  It’s the old story.  The lawyer doesn’t have a will.  The accountant is late with his taxes.  And the cobbler’s children have no shoes.  I just haven’t got round to it because you know my people, you come first and by the time I get home in the evening well the last thing I feel like doing is booking another flight.

So I am stranded in Montreal.  I also haven’t had time to get my hair done or do my toes.  But that’s OK – you know why.  My little group on Regent Seven Seas have a shipboard credit of $500 per cabin.  Wow $500.  I can have fun with that in the spa.  I can have all my nails painted and my hair cut and even have change for the gift shop.  I love groups!  Always these little “extras” that make you feel appreciated.

So Sunday 5th June I fly out of Calgary.  At least I have the weekend to pack and of course my trusty computer will be coming with me so I can keep you all updated as I experience Rome, Monac0, Malta, Sicily, Greece and Turkey.  Oh wow – now I am getting excited.  Stay tuned. 

In the meantime I need to file my taxes, make a will and book a flight from Montreal to Calgary.

By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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