I’ve decided not to post on Facebook (well, not much – it’s so damn addictive) whilst on our Summer 2014 adventure to visit Joe. No, I figure my vast army of fans will far prefer to read something more substantial in a Blog. This way you get to choose whether or not you want to know if my marriage survives 23 days of being thrown together – knowing us, there will be some pretty stressful moments along the way that will either make you smile wryly (‘Ah, Deb and Tim – never a dull moment’) or send your eyebrows to the ceiling at the sheer randomness of my ramblings.
For the benefit of those of you who don’t already know, Tim and I are off to Melbourne to visit Joe, the first time we will have met up since Easter last year when we toured the South Island of NZ together. Thomas, you will note, has chosen not to join us (surely nothing to do with the trauma of flying long haul with his parents?) and is housesitting/debunking to Turkey/Legolanding in our absence. Wise lad.
Anyway, if you click somewhere on this blog you can ‘follow’ our adventures – yep, lucky people, every new blog I post will be sent automatically to your email inbox. Or spam box. First up is this very blog – all part of my master plan to avoid boredom on the flight. I do appreciate that Cathay Pacific is likely to provide inflight entertainment, but just in case we get sat in front of a duff screen I like to be prepared. Not to mention all those hours sat round in departure lounges. So, do feel free to comment – have I prepared enough options for light relief?
Proof read blog
Work out how to post blessed blog
Online course with OU about making presentations (starts 21/7, perfect timing)
A little bit of sewing
Various notebooks to write in, cuttings from travel brochures, Pritt stick (Gerry, remember Eurostar?!)
Manicure set and nail varnish
Paperback – ‘Life after Life’, Kate Atkinson
Ed Sheeran’s latest album – X, deluxe version, 66 minutes sorted
iPad with a variety of downloads
Kindle with slightly less downloads
Camera manual for underwater gizmo loaned by bro in law
Travel guides for Melbourne and Sydney
Several Guardian supplements to browse through
Leo, the Year 2 stuffed dog who I can photograph in a variety of compromising positions
Tim, husband, whom I can also photograph in a variety of compromising positions
Oh, and eye mask just in case I manage to fall asleep, which on a 12 hour flight departing at 6.20 pm is quite possibly a good idea.
Exhausted already – I think I need a holiday…