D-Day

It is currently 4.30am on the day of my departure.  No, I have not got up for an early morning flight.  In fact, I have actually not yet slept.

Firstly, let me apologise for not having been on the scene the last few weeks, I have been having some parallel adventures in North America and Canada and hence abandoned you for so long.  This has made my last minute preparations, well, very last minute.

With only a 4 day turn over between trips, you can imagine how my mind keeps checking and double checking the many lists I have accumulated over the year.

I am currently sleeping in the hall (in my new sleeping bag with liner) because my bed has somewhat exploded.  I hope it all fits, I hope it all weighs less than 20kg and I hope I have no liquids in my hand luggage.  As someone who travels a reasonable amount, the one thing I feel I am missing is a handbag!  Everything but the kitchen sink is on you so you know your passport, ticket, money, travel insurance, camera and any other essentials are on you at all times.  Maybe a money belt is the way to go until you reach your destination?  Then divide everything in clever hiding places?

Anyway, before my battery runs out and I have to get out of my super comfy sleeping bag to charge it, here’s a little montage of what todays packing has entailed.

I NEED a diary at all times!  And check out my waterproofing and marketing ploy.  Not bad eh?

I NEED a diary at all times! And check out my waterproofing and marketing ploy. Not bad eh?

Personal first aid kit, personal toiletries kit and personal whole bunch of medications that I probably won't need but have 'just in case'.

Personal first aid kit, personal toiletries kit and personal whole bunch of medications that I probably won’t need but have ‘just in case’.

Look how amazingly those medications condense down!  Have provided iPhone for size comparison to all 3 kits.  Personally, I'm actually really proud of myself for this!

Look how amazingly those medications condense down! Have provided iPhone for size comparison to all 3 kits. Personally, I’m actually really proud of myself for this!

I was advised by the girl I met ad Dublin airport to bring as many treats as possible.  It's amazing how they keep you going even in sunny UK (NB-It is currently snowing a blizzard and I have strong suspicions my flights will be affected...ah well, all part of the journey!).

I was advised by the girl I met at Dublin airport to bring as many treats as possible. It’s amazing how they keep you going even in sunny UK (NB-It is currently snowing a blizzard and I have strong suspicions my flights will be affected…ah well, all part of the journey!).

No room for me, no matter how tiny I am!

No room for me, no matter how tiny I am!

Definitely time for bed.  Goodnight!

Definitely time for bed. Goodnight!

I’ll try and type up a quick kit list and medications list if I get time in the morning (later on in the morning that is) AND regarding my FEELINGS about the whole thing.  That too will have to wait until I have time to actually process said feelings.  I’m guessing this is going to be at the airport where my plane will be grounded due to snow.

Wish I was in Canada right now, humph!

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