Imagine you’re about to embark on a trip to an unexplored planet far far away. Let’s call it Jedha.
I’m Princess Leia and M’s Hans Solo… Or maybe Chewbacca depending on time of day.
That’s what it felt like when we packed up and drove Darth Vader aka Reggie Maddog to Boston en-route to London.
Before we departed, friends asked ‘You must be excited for you trip?’
TBH borderline goddamn fucking terrified was more accurate. Even though I’ll admit I’ve contributed my fair share of carbon emissions to our planet I was now entering unknown territory.
My heightened senses fluster me. Smell, taste, sound, sight has revamped. Tolerance, energy, stamina has reshaped.
I kept thinking ‘Fuck, what if I shlitz my Vicki’s during check-in or what if my titanium skull sets the bells ringing in security or what if my brain blows at 40,000 ft.’
I was vexed at the thought of not being able to neck my usual aperitif of 3 shots of fizz in the lounge then 3 more onboard prior to passing out for 6 hours.
Fuckerty fuck this was going to be a tiresome journey.
The drive to Boston took 7 arduously dull hours, longer than the goddamn 3500 mile flight to Blighty.
Vador spent the road trip farting and barking at random truckers.
We finally arrived at my gorgeous sis/bro in-laws picture perfect home at 2am. Vador spent the night pacing with his lightsaber, a stick he’d found in the garden. At one point I woke with him sitting on my chest and I swear he said ‘I am your father.’
By the following afternoon it was obvious, I’ve become the dullest houseguest in the history of dull houseguests. I spent 23 of the 24 hrs at this house sleeping.
I finally pulled myself together and we left our gutsy hosts with their captor Vader and trotted off to the airport.
We cantered through security with no frisking required and galloped to the lounge.
All very relaxed. And fuck me it was bloody marvellous to hear the chitter chatter of English accents again. Techie boys, posh boys, twatty self-important boys… Felt like home already.
My guru called to wish us a good flight and as I had her on speaker everyone overheard when she loudly enquired ‘Have you taken your dog worming pills yet?’ Followed by ‘And has your shit been tested for parasites?’
All banter ceased and heads turned to stare at the freak show with the discernible bald patch. Nice one sista.
We then boarded, I attempted a glass of fizz. Two sips and night-night out like a light.
We must have bombed because I woke to the beautiful green green grass of Blighty down below.
2 hours later we were home and ‘oi oi saveloy’ there was the Cheshire Cat sitting in the garden purring and grinning from ear to ear.
Back to my little world far far away from the adventures of the last 4 months. Time to breath, eat and attempt to get messy on it at least once in the next 2 weeks.
*Please note that due to the comments of a self righteous bossy battle-axe I’ve used self control and refrained from using the cunt word throughout this entire post.