2 more sleeps

Just two more sleeps before I head off to Edinburgh. I've spent the last few days making lists of what to take to Bath, a whole wardrobe including fans, reticules, shawls, jewellery, shoes and boots, cameras, chargers, journal, glue stix, scissors, sewing kit incase of running repairs - the list is endless.

Glue stix and scissors are an important part of my luggage - I keep a journal and glue in every ticket, programme or menu that I come across. I start my journal when I begin making my gowns. It's more like a scrapbook of ideas, but has enough pages to see me through from initial concepts to my actual time spent in Bath.

I will be at the festival for the full nine days this year, so there will be plenty to write about - I'm looking forward particularly to the harp workshop.