Preparing for the off
Today is all about packing and washing and preparing things for our two weeks away. It’s also about preparing blog posts for that time and so tomorrow’s and Saturdays are going to be photos only. We are catching the 7.30 Blue Star tomorrow morning, so there won’t be time to get anything ready before setting off. I have posts ready for the two weeks after that, talking about books, as I mentioned yesterday, and then from around 1st April, I shall be back to normal – well, you know what I mean.
It’s going to be odd, arriving back a week before Easter when there will be regular visitors and even some tourists here by then. We’ll be wondering where the winter has gone as we always do when we get to the end of it. When it starts, with a brief autumn at the end of October, we’re usually in that ‘Phew! Sumer’s over now we can stand down,’ kind of mode. There then follows a build-up to Christmas, and then the hangover from that which lasts until around the end of January, and then a cold and dark February and, before you know it, it’s Lent and Easter and, whoops, there goes my winter and ‘Hooray! It’s summer again.’ Mind you, I like both seasons, the winter because I am less tempted to hang out at the bar, the summer because I can.
This winter so far, I’ve published two new books and written a few others or rather, helped a couple of other writers write theirs – it’s complicated. So, a lot of work has been done, and a lot of fun has been had along the way. Now, with a rucksack to pack and a list of things to not forget, I have a day ahead that will probably not be as long as the to-do list I have prepared to fill it with. So, I’m just going to prepare Friday and Saturday’s photos and get them ready to auto-publish, and then it’s back to the decision over what coat to take. I want to wear my Crombie because I think it looks smart and when I take it off, the red lining tends to dazzle. It’s the right thing to wear to make an entrance, but it’s not the kind of thing to wear with a rucksack on your back. My other coat will probably be too hot and bulky, and I don’t have an inbetweener. Anyway, that’s between me and my dresser, and I better go and see to it now, leaving you with a ‘Bye, and see you in a couple of weeks.