Pamplemousse

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Gone, Daddy, Gone!

Even if my arse is physically not on the plane yet, my mind has definitely gone. I have had loads of things to tell you but in the white heat of the panic.... all. gone.

Thank you for all your great advice on the flying thing. I have every herbal remedy known to woman in my trusty leather rucksack so we will see. Actually Mr P is a great calming potion in himself. He can usually talk me down from the luggage bin. Love that man. He should be available in a bottle.

I have been hair cut and coloured, waxed and pedicured to the nth degree so I am ready for Cape Town. Is it ready for me though???

Due to the fact that I will make Mr P carry everything on the return leg, we will be laptop-less on this trip. However it is the 21st century and there are internet cafes on every corner, everywhere so there will be updates. Small but current, nevertheless.

I am trying not to worry about the big things so I am focussing on what to wear on the plane, in true Trinny and Susannah stylee. But I tell you, those fetching flight socks match nothing.

Does that Airborne stuff mix well with vodka???? Or is it more of a gin mixer? Thank you, Amy, for hooking me up with that.

I leave you with a photo of my arse, from earlier in the summer. You can use it to visualise me bobbling about in Cape Town. Don't worry, the nightmares will not plague you for long hahaha. And yes, that is a Scottish summer photo. Note the blue feet and the jacket required.



52 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Meri-ann said...

Oh Pamplemousse- I love the photo and just feel so excited/nervous/sick/happy/everything for you!

Do be sure to check in, I'll be madly refreshing each day just to check on you- take care and much love and luck to you and Mr P... x

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger mermaidgrrrl said...

Fingers crossed for you girl, fingers crossed big time. I am soooooo in love with "What not to wear", but I know at the same time that they would be utterly horrified with what I wear and would promptly run the scissors through everything in my wardrobe if they ever saw it!

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

Good luck!!! I've got everything crossed over here.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Good luck, good luck! Wishing you all the best.

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous annmarie said...

Best of luck to you Ms. P! I pray this is it.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger DD said...

Why oh WHY is it that S.A. is the leader in this treatment? Why couldn't it be Nebraska? *sob*

Please don't take too long to update, even if it's just to say you've made it to C. Town.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Have a fantabulous trip. The best internet cafe in Cemps Bay is in the ice cream shop called Sinful (or something like that) in the strip mall right on the main drag. There are lots of internet places all over Green Point/Sea Point. I say this so we get lots of updates. Give my love to the good doctor and the g&d asshole.

And come back with the best souvenir ever.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

You can't be GONE yet. I still have the day on my calender, and it hasn't moved yet.

I'm praying or doing whatever I can for this cycle. If it didn't sound so hororific, I'd make a burnt offering even. Maybe I could just burn some toast.

This is your cycle, damnit.

I'm sending all my love.

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your site while searching for something else.....and I'm totally taken in by your honesty and funny personality! I think you're fabulous!
I'm sure that your trials are not funny, but it seems that you manage to make the best of them. I'm wishing you all the best and will check in later on to see how you are doing.
With much love and respect.
BA

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Lynnette said...

If you go to Sinnful, have some Passion fruit ice cream for me! Can't believe we waited until the last day to try it! So excited for you...

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Nico said...

Have a wonderful trip, and I am crossing everything that the aftermath of it is just what you want.

If you're looking for places to eat, I *highly* recommend the Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay. The chef is a transplant from ?NY?, and the food is absolutely divine. We ate there a ton when we were visiting, because we enjoyed it so much.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Good luck- can't wait to hear all about it!

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Summer said...

Good Luck! I've got everything crossed for you and then crossed again.

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger sube said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck! We're all hoping so hard for you this cycle.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

Love the photo, it may be chilly, but it's gorgeous!

Very excited for you! Wishing you all the luck in the world!

and . . . Safe travels!

Oh yes, and success . . . lots of success!

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger N said...

I could make up a nice comment myself, but then Beagle who just commented before me said exactly what I wanted to say!

Good luck! Lots and lots of success and osafe travels. So excited to hear from you from Cape Town.

Hugs!

/N

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

Coloured, pedicured and waxed! They better roll out the red carpet, you sound so glamorous.

Good luck in Cape Town, and enjoy the trip a little too.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger linda said...

Oh my feet got all achey looking at the photograph! I can't believe that it looks so cold in the middle of summer.

I send you wishes of a smooth flight without any turbulance...and a stewardress that is liberal with the vodka and gin.

(((hugs)))

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Krista said...

Good luck Pamplemousse! I can't wait to hear how things are going.

I hope the flight doesn't bother you, that you enjoy SA and that you have the ultimate success.

I keeping my fingers crossed for you.

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Manuela said...

Sweety... why GIN of course! Have you never heard of a Gin Fizz??

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Roni said...

Hey Ms. P - I am so excited for you to start your journey!!!

While you're in Cape Town if you get to Hout Bay try a restaurant called Cilantros- it was excellent. There are really fantastic restaurants in Hout Bay on the Chapman's Peak side of the bay.

I'm hoping that your trip there is uneventful and less stressful than you are anticipating - and that all the herbal remedies, etc do wonders for you!!

I'll be thinking of you!
Roni

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger katty said...

REALLY REALLY GOOD LUCK.
May you have great films on the flight..
May you have a lovely time with your husband in Cape Town...
and may your fertility treatment...
BE A SUCCESS.
Thinking of you.

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous T said...

You had to leave on a violent femmes note eh? Let the games begin - wahoo!

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger -Jenny said...

Will be good vibes I am sending for you reach cape town....man I hope soo. Good Luck and will be thinking of you often on your journey!!!

much luck-Jenny

 
At 3:35 AM, Blogger Jess said...

GOOD LUCK!!!

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger rachel said...

Good luck in Cape Town! I have my fingers crossed that there will be good news here in a few weeks!

 
At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in Capetown! Love the picture.

You and Millie have the best taste in music...which is to say you frequently quote song titles that flood me with fond memories:)

Bonnie

 
At 2:48 PM, Anonymous KIMMER said...

Wishing you the best and thinking of you.
Safe journeys...

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

I hope that the journey was not even a little tiny bit stressful, and that you're now happily ensconced somewhere warm and sunny. Do keep us updated.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger amyesq said...

ACK! I can't believe I missed saying goodbye! And I was going to send you some more Airbourne. Seriously, chalk me up as a sucky friend. But, sucky or not, I will be checking in daily for updates and sending you lots of prayers and good vibes for a good, successful trip.

Oh, and I am still v. jealous of that super cute dress.

 
At 5:50 PM, Anonymous mm said...

Good luck, good luck!!! Thinking of you and can't wait for an update. What a cool pic, btw.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger amyesq said...

ATTENTION PAMPLEMOUSSE FANS! I posted a couple super cute photos of her and Mr. P (with her permission of course) in honor of her trip on my PP blog so check them out when you have a chance. And you will see that Scottish beaches can sometimes be sunny!

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Twisted Ovaries said...

Gooooooooood luuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

And Airborne is totally ok with vodka. Recommended, I think.

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger Zarqa said...

Have a fabulous trip and GOOD LUCK!

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger moo said...

Hello Hello

You are getting there now. I CANNOT WAIT for an update. Jonesing for an update.

HOW ARE YOU??????????????????????????????

Love the blue feet photo. LOL

Sending my VERY BEST Ms P.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Vivien said...

Oh Pamplemousse, I can't believe I have been so crap and failed to see you off - I hope all is going well out there - Cape Town is lovely - go see the penguins!
Wishing and hoping that it is a fully successful mission.
BEST of luck - will check in for updates.
xxxxxx

 
At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Carlynn said...

I'm holding thumbs that South Africa brings you lots of luck. And that photo could be you on a beach in Cape Town, the winters are horrible! Hope your time there goes really well.

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger soralis said...

Hoping the flight is ok.

Take care

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger ninaB said...

You must have arrived by now-
hope all is well!
give us an update when you can.

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Hopefully you have arrived in one piece.

Very excited for you, here's to a great cycle souvenir of your trip.

Will keep checking for an update.

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Hopefully you have arrived in one piece.

Very excited for you, here's to a great cycle souvenir of your trip.

Will keep checking for an update.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger moo said...

Updates please??????? How is it????????????? I'll check back later. I hope you love it there as much as I did.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Best of luck on your journey. I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear the updates.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing, Ms. P!

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger zhl said...

Hope you are having fabulous time and getting some good embryos along the way.

p.s. You don't mention often enough how handsome Mr. P is.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Twisted Ovaries said...

Oh my GOD-where are you?

Am in nervous fits for you!

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger moo said...

Checking in MS P. What's the word???????

Post somewhere, anywhere..if not here. I am checking each day for a crumb of info...

Hope you are just having too much damn fun to take the time to post.

lalallalalalala

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Missus, I miss you and hope you are doing well. Smooches.

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger Vacant Uterus said...

Aaaa! I missed your takeoff! Good luck in SA. I'm praying, corssing things, sending good thoughts, all of it.

xo

 
At 2:19 AM, Blogger sube said...

Going crazy for an update! Hope all is well.

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous T said...

Gah!

 
At 2:05 AM, Anonymous tee-tee said...

I just gave a nod to my SA fertility and good luck mementos. They usually listen to me. Thinking +++!

 

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