Ribbit and I took a little trip to San Diego last week to visit some family. It was nice to leave gloomy and unseasonably cold and miserable Paris (and those 17 hour days I had been working) for palm tress and Mexican food.
We happened to leave on July 21. This date has particular significance: the release date for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I had pre-ordered dear Harry several weeks before our trip -- I had started collecting the US versions of Potter and wanted to own a complete set of US versions, rather than buying the UK version so readily available on this side of the Atlantic.
But the Charles de Gaulle airport was awash with Harry Potter fans - can you think of a better way to spend your 8 hour flight to NYC? Taking a stroll up and down the aisles of our Boeing 777, I counted no less than 18 people reading Potter -- adults and children alike.
I devoured the previous Potter in just 1 1/2 days. This time I decided to prolong the pleasure and finished it on the plane ride home...
Of course, like some fellow knitters, this seriously cut into my knitting time but I still have a few finished and in progress projects to show you if I can ever manage to get home before the sun sets.
To those of you who finished, what did you think?