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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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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