- Nothing gets now in the way of romping at the jungle gym or on the slide and of hiding in the small tunnel. Nothing, I say, nothing shall stand between me and fun on the playground. That web translator clearly has Curious Girl's number when it comes to playground fun. One of the things I enjoy most about travelling with CG is the way I end up spending time in, say, playgrounds when we travel, rather than museums. I expect on this trip I'll miss a few of the museums, but I'll get a better feel for some ordinary moments in ALEC. And that will be good.
- All fans of spook must pass through a labyrinth, to elude scary physiques, or to go across a weirdly cemetery. I am so not a fan of spook. And I am not a fan of the weirdly, really. But the syntax here amuses me.
A piece of practical advice for any readers venturing to Europe anytime soon: access to money has totally changed since last Politica and I were in western Europe. Credit cards are now levying transaction fees for transactions abroad, and those fees vary widely (C@pit@l 1 cards have no such fee; one of Politica's cards charges 3% (or a minimum of $10) while my main card is only 2%. It pays to research the details in advance. I was dimly aware of this but didn't know how much variation there was between banks. Knowledge is power.