My trip to Ethiopia was positive on just about every level, apart from one thing. On the flight on the way home, I managed to lose my only pair of glasses. Don’t ask me where they went, I have no idea. I took them off and popped them in the little pouch behind the seat in front while I had a snooze and when I woke up they had vanished.
We waited until everyone had got off the plane, and scoured the floors, took apart the seats, but to no avail. It would seem they had literally fallen out of the sky. I managed to find my way home, squinting at signs and bumping around a little bit, and the very next morning set out on an emergency glasses mission.
Fortunately, a rather funky new opticians has just opened across the road from me. Lunar Optical on the Gloucester Road in Bristol is one of those independent little gems that makes Gloucester Road so popular. When we went for eye tests when they first opened, not only were they incredibly welcoming and friendly, but they also had chocolate brownies and a cushion shaped like an owl – two of my favourite things. Read more