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Thursday, 17 July 2008

PACKING IT IN!

The other bloggers have all been packing. They are 'Prepared'. Woefully I am 'Unprepared'.

I start my own packing at 9:00pm because there are irritatingly uncomedic comedians on BBC2. I have to find everything. It is scattered in the loft, the airing cupboard, my office, the kitchen, my bedroom and the downstairs loo. (No - I don't know why either...) Lily the cat looks very confused with me leaping up and down stairs. She hasn't seen me move about so much for weeks. All I am to her is a lap to sit on in my office. But found it eventually all is.

Apart, that is, from the food. I have forgotten to go out today and buy the food. I am miserable oik, because now instead of having a leisurely morning and going to collect Martin from the station I need to dash into town to Waitrose and start thinking in the aisles about what I would like to eat to keep me alive on the Firing Ranges of Dartmoor National Park. I have got a few out of date hot chocolates and a few out of date Oat-so-Simples, so they will do.

It fits all too alarmingly easily in the 48 litre rucksack. Something must be missing. I wonder what it is?

6 comments:

  1. I went to Cotswolds in Norwich and got the over priced dehydrated e-numbers and caffiene gels. That with a coffee and I'm set. Don't forget your gaiters for them Dartmoor bogs.

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  2. too late now I guess Alan - but why not get it on the way down?

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  3. 'The other bloggers have all been packing'.

    Ummm. Just before 10.30 on Friday morning and I'm just about to pack.

    First though, I have to find out where we're going and print some maps.

    Food. Best pick up some food at some point too.

    Nowt like a bit of prior planning and preparation!

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  4. will be following reports of this trip with interest :-)

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  5. Mine's the only true and accurate report Sally! All the others are right fibbers!

    (I thought I would get the retaliation in first...)

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  6. And he's Spartacus too :)

    BTW, did you take a frying pan for that bacon on Sunday morn, Alan?

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