One more week!

All day today I have been saying, this time next week we’ll be on the ferry; this time next week we’ll be in Cherbourg; this time next week we’ll be driving down towards Mont St Michel…

We’re into the last few days before the big trip begins. Preparations are complete or in hand.

Last week wKath & Mire took our adored tabby cat to my brother’s house – he has very kindly agreed to look after her while we are away. Here she is, settling into her new home. We spent a couple of nights at my brother’s house to help her settle and it seemed to work.

Poor old Nigel is having to get used to doing everything with a cat on his lap.

Last weekend we went to Leicester to see our student sons. One’s studying drama at De Montfort university, Leicester, and the other’s doing chemical engineering at Sheffield – he got the train down to Leicester for the day. Both are spending the summer in their university towns, hopefully with summer jobs! One graduates this summer so we will need to come back in July for a few days to attend his graduation. Boys in Leicester

Here we are outside the cathedral in Leicester. Yes I have had pangs of guilt at leaving them for six months but they are grown-up and it’ll be character-building for them. That’s what I tell them anyway.

Yesterday I did a load of packing – mostly clothes and personal stuff. Ignatius did his today. We still need to put in the food and things like laptops that are still in use in the house at the moment. I suspect I’ll spend all next weekend running in and out with things to put in the van and things to take out again. Just how many pairs of knickers should I take? 😀

It’s so close now. I have my last day in the office in London on Wednesday, and my last working day is Friday.  The count down is well and truly underway!



3 thoughts on “One more week!

  1. Don’t pack too many clothes. Wet gear and wellies. A couple of fleeces and only take the minimum. Underwear can easily be washed as you use them. 3 of 4 knickers just take seconds to wash. We have a 544 and spent 4 months this winter in Spain. Two thirds of what we took never got worn and the stuff takes up a load of locker room. The large wardrobe entices you to stuff in kit that you just won’t use.
    Keep it all light. Just imagine you are going on a bike! Clothes wise …… Be frugal.. Don’t take too much food…… They have shops. Especially Aldi and Lidl. Just stock up on teabags and your favourite coffee otherwise shop locally in small quantities.

    Looking forward to reading about your trip



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