Can a Gnome Attend a Royal Wedding? Of Course He Can!
Last week, I had the splendid job of jetting over to London for the Royal Wedding. Why? Well, I figured Kate Middleton needed a “something blue.”
Ha! Get it? Because I wear a blue coat? Tell me I’m not the funniest gnome you’ve ever met.
I flew over on Virgin Atlantic, which is always a pleasure, and stayed in the rather smashing Kensington Hotel. Now, I stay in a lot of splendid hotels, as you can imagine, but this one really took the (wedding) cake.
I have plans to move in permanently as soon as they’ll let me. Every hotel needs an in-house gnome, am I right? What if I promised to sit everso quietly in the bath tub and bother no-one?
The wedding itself was marvelous, and I’m so glad Kate chose the dress I picked out. (What? We’re pals! She asked my advice!) Seeing as my invitation got lost in the mail—that’s my story and I’m sticking to it—I watched the whole affair in Hyde Park, with 300,000 of my closest friends. I created quite a stir. One chap even asked if I was Prince William!
(It’s okay, I get that a lot. Well, that and Brad Pitt.)
There are squillions of tremendous photographs of me at the Royal Wedding over on my Facebook page if you want to have a peek. But in the meantime, what about you: did you watch it? Did you wear a hat? I did, of course. But then I didn’t have much choice: it’s cemented to my head.
My name: The Travelocity Roaming Gnome
How I earn my keep: I roam the world finding great deals, upholding the Travelocity Guarantee, and looking rather handsome while doing it.
What kind of traveler I am: A small and perfectly-formed one.
Greatest travel lesson learned: Just because you can climb into the overhead baggage compartment and stay there for the rest of the flight, doesn’t mean you should.
Travel ambition: To never again miss my plane because I’ve stopped to take a photo with a fellow traveler who’s spotted me. Ah, it’s tough work being a charmingly lovable travel mascot, I’ll tell you that.
First thing I do in a new place: Make friends.
When I’m not traveling: I’m browsing the SkyMall catalogue, toasting crumpets, testing beard conditioners, and planning my next trip.