So, last week’s blog went pretty well!
And now, normal service is resumed, both in terms of the lack of exciting content, and in terms of me being able to talk about plans for our upcoming WDW holiday.
We’ve been waiting so long for the reveal that I always thought once we’d done it, we’d be more or less setting off for the airport immediately. Unfortunately this is not the case, and the week since has been one of the slowest I can remember. We have two more to conquer and I don’t see them whizzing by either.
So as tradition dictates, my holiday clothes shopping started at around 10.30 on Saturday and ended two shops later at around 11.45. I have my bright white trainers, a new pair of “leezure pants” in which to travel, and some other bits and bobs. Done!
As usual, at this time of year I dust down Ryan, and check out whatever we left in him last year before he was tucked into hibernation for the year. It turns out he didn’t contain half of the things I hoped he did and so had to visit Amazon for some stuff essential to the modern traveler.
- Rechargeable batteries for the camera
- Four new plug adapters (for the vast array of electrical hair devices and phone chargers)
- Some inflatable neck pillow things (who needs Business Class?)
The dollars were ordered this week. No doubt I could have gained an extra three dollars or so by studying the phases of the moon or Michelle Obama’s menstrual cycle, but instead I just ordered from Travelex for next day delivery and got on with my life. I am not cool and sophisticated enough to be able to resist counting my dollars and even having a quick sniff when they arrive though!
Now of course it is not unusual for all those pre-trip concerns to rear their head. Of course being on an indirect flight the main fear is that this will cause us trouble. The risk of one leg being delayed is a worry. Only on the way out really to be honest, as if we’re late coming home I can live with that.
The relief of getting to check in to find that everything is running to time is one I really look forward to. If it isn’t, be ready for one enormous sulk, and be thankful you are not travelling with me!
From everyone’s lovely comments and replies last week, it really does seem that half of the UK will be in Florida with us, most of whom seem to be staying at Old Key West. If you do see us there or anywhere else, please come and say hello, and I’ll do a collection of blog reader photos for a special blog when I return. I’ll even let you hold my sack! In fact, let’s make that a rule. To avoid any embarrassment of approaching some bald bloke of the internet you must introduce yourself by saying “Hi, I’d like to hold your sack”. That should be an ice breaker.
I see that I also picked up a number of new readers last week, so welcome to you all. You will quickly discover that last week’s exciting and emotional post isn’t something to expect every week. More likely you’ll find irrational rants and woe is me moaning, but hopefully you will stick around for a while.
You should know also that the rule is that if you have ever read one of my blogs you must buy my book. It’s the law, OK?
I’m off to watch the clock tick down some more and work out how the hell I can write a trip report that is in some different from all the ones before. That may take some thinking through.
Till the next time….