19 February 2017
I'm Off To Sunny Spain
We don’t actually leave for another three weeks but I found myself singing “Oh, this year I'm off to sunny Spain Y Viva españa...” at the top of my voice in the shower this morning. My musical ability is atrocious so I only ever sing in the shower or in the car when I’m alone. The last time I was forced to partake in a karaoke session people covered their ears and looked at their feet in embarrassment. Yes, I’m looking forward to the trip. I’m hoping it will be more refined than my 1977 trip to Benidorm (that was the year Elvis died).
Next weekend Paul is taking me to Birmingham! There is a show on at the National Exhibition Centre (something to do with camper vans!) and then we are driving over to the RAF Museum at Cosford. I have been trying to convince Paul and daughter Kat (unsuccessfully) that I should visit Cadbury World while they check out the airplanes.
There’s no real chance of me becoming a cultured person is there?
A cultured person can be someone who is an eclectic reader, who watches well-written classic films, and who has a refined appreciation for art. Also, to be cultured is to be educated about the world and its languages, to understand world politics, and to be well-read in world history.