One day to go!
I felt it best I do this today when I have a little spare time as tomorrow will mostly be packing, sitting in airports and then on planes… with lots of free time on my hands.
Yesterday we left our humble abode in Aberdeen and headed down the road (via a trip round bits of Scotland) to where I now sit in Edinburgh.
Last night truly was our Shipping Out Shindig: drinks were drank, shapes were thrown, songs were sung and laughs were most definitely had! So as I type this, feeling a bit tired and tender (and that’s just my feet- heels are no ones friend) I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who was able to come along last night, James, Natalie and myself, had such a fantastic time and we hope you did too! We couldn’t have asked for a better night, or a better group of people to spend it with.
1 Week to go!
As I type this, I think about how quickly this previous week has gone and how the next will only go quicker. I’ve more or less struck it off in my brain as a whirlwind of excitement, packing and general disorientation and then before we know it, we’ll be in the air on our way to start our Grande Adventure!
It’s 2 weeks today!
With Take-Off fast approaching, a lot of our free time and brain-space have been occupied with the thoughts of our upcoming trip – and all of the organising and planning that goes along with it too!
My to-do list for this weekend is already longer than I would like to address (sorry James!) but it’s all towards one of the most exciting things we have ever done. Our conversations are rarely about anything else and if everyone isn’t already at their wits end with our chat we can only apologise and say it’s only going to get worse.
Our minds are constantly whirring and result in strange out-of-context messages to each other at all hours “I just remembered we have Christmas Decorations in the loft!” “Do we need all of these pens?” “No we don’t need more timber.” An Enigma Machine could spend days trying to decode our correspondence but alas, all they will find is some tangled tinsel and more Sharpie’s than a sane person would ever need.
Despite our best efforts the to-do list seems to grow rather than deplete; however my enthusiasm and excitement does the same. And as the countdown shrinks ever smaller, I think it’ll be good to take the time to soak in our last week of normality before it really kicks off and all of a sudden we’re on a plane starting our adventure!
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