Monday, April 25, 2011

Less than 30 Days

Just looked at the countdown clock and it says 29 days 11 hours and 11 minutes, and the waiting is now getting to me! Seems like a long time but all those things I have put off until after Easter, well they will need doing very soon. Things like, booking the car in for its service, getting the hair cut and coloured, buying the last of the things from the lists, cancelling papers, teeing up mower man, sorting out pot plants, trying to squeeze 2 months worth of clothes into the suitcase, chucking out things from said suitcase so I can fit more shoes in........
And most importantly trying all the "old wives tales " on Meg so my first grand daughter makes an appearance before we have to travel to Sydney to sail away for 53 wonderful days......mmmmmmmmmm.
Did I mention I'm over the waiting ? As are the folks from work who are probably sick of hearing about the trip but who have patiently listened to me for the past year or so!
And I think I'll need to ditch some of my shoes as there are a couple of friends who intend stowing away in my suitcase , they promise to behave :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pyramids are back !!!

What more is there to say. .....yay!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bags and Shoes

Blokes can probably stop reading right now......but my biggest dilemma at the moment is how many and what sort of shoes to take, plus what sort of handbag or backpack or neck lanyard/wallety thingo I need!!! Katie tells me I only need 4 pairs of shoes but I know I need more......(if I didn't have to fly home this would be so much easier).
My concern is the different types of sightseeing we will be doing while away, from bus tours to kayaking, to wandering around Rome and Florence and London, to traipsing ruins in Aqaba, Pompeii and Masada, to needing to cover feet and ankles whilst visiting Mosques. So I need waterproof shoes in case we capsize our kayak, walking shoes for cities and ruins, shoes for the ship, shoes for dressing up a bit, and extra shoes that a girl just needs
The said same tours have me quite confused as to a backpack or handbag or neck thingo. Might take all 3 I think, (but not use all 3 at once),  now just need to work out what sort. The Internet is an overload of information on hundreds of backpacks and handbags that are pickpocket resistant, myriad different styles and sizes and don't get me started on colours! Actually shoes are an easy choice - its the bags that are doing me in. Just need to make a choice, buy them and then I can move on...............
And I earlier thought choosing tours was hard. All this with only 45 days to go.............yikes.