Sunday, 25 November 2007

Weekend of preparations

This weekend was the last weekend where we had an uninterrupted couple of days to sort out the main things remaining on the to-do list. This week and next weekend we will be up in London seeing various Godchildren before Christmas and the weekend after will be taken up with substitute Christmas dinners and our going away drinks. Given how much there still is to do, the one silver lining to emerge this week is that I will be stopping work at the end of the week after next. This will give us two and a half more days than we had planned to finish the remaining to-do's.

This weekend also saw the last of our trips to watch Bath at the Rec. Our season tickets will be going to Kathryn and Nick until we get back. I guess that it is Sod's law that the year we decide to spend the winter overseas is the year that Bath are making a fantastic run in the Premiership. We will certainly keep up with the rugby over the internet whilst we are away; hopefully we will catch Bath in the play-offs when we get back in May.

Today and yesterday have been taken up with various chores and final decision making on photography kit. Sarah is currently round at her folks washing the sleeping bags. I have been busy preparing my tax return and am about to head over to my folks to get the hard top put on the Mazda. There is still a series of jobs that need to be done in the garden to avoid chaos when we return but these will have to wait until the final week I suspect.

The last remaining decision in the photo kit saga is whether to go for a combination of the 50mm 1.8 lense and a 105mm 2.8 Macro or a 35mm 2.0 and 60mm Macro. Oooh...decisions...decisions. I suspect that it may be made for me by the cost!

Anyway, back to the grindstone. In addition to the preparation for the trip I have the small matter of an all day workshop to prepare for tomorrow.

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