I am not enjoying today so far. It is cold and miserable and I am doing boring stuff.

Been through the freezer, identifying what I can use up before we go and what might come along with us. So far I have the prospect of very little waste – that’s good.

As part of the larger process I have constructed menus for the remainder of the time until we depart and for the first four days on the road. I should be able to pack a few extra items with which to magic up meals should we land somewhere to find shops or restaurants unexpectedly closed. It happens. It happens a lot, actually. Be Prepared is my watchword. Unfortunately the new van doesn’t offer much space for packing such items.

The final task in this process chain was the construction of two shopping lists – one for immediate use and another for “on the way.”

Told you – all very boring but I suppose, necessary. I’d rather be tackling those sock heels.

Urgency is ramping up now and I am like a bunny in the headlights when considering everything that I need to do…

Today was supposed to be warm and dry and we had hoped to begin sorting out the van. I am no longer enthused.

I am now going to clean cameras and charge batteries. I can allocate this to “Travel Preparation Tasks” and feel like I am doing something potentially useful. Well, marginally so at least 🙂

Later today I think that I need to continue setting up my mobile devices to cope with recording our travels and sharing them. I am feeling a little lost in a welter of details but believe that I can blame this on sitting up until 4am the night before last. As ever, I was pretty good yesterday but am feeling terrible today. Past history suggests that I shall still be in a slump tomorrow.

ETA: cameras not done but van started on – basic stuff such as making up the bed and ensuring we have a proper array of drinking vessels…

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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