Busy, busy here today :-)
Packing and cleaning ready to go away to Argyll.
Here... to be precise.
I rang this morning to check if they had had snow. Only 8 inches or so!!
The guy said they have had more in one day than they usually get all year :-)
At the time we spoke it was still snowing heavily and it was forecast to do so all day.Luckily they are not far from the main road and it is all passable with care.Will check back tomorrow before setting off...
We have only had an inch or so here.The kennels we take Beauty and Socks to is a bit remote though and the (long) farm track is only passable with a four wheel drive.Alan will have to park up and trek the mile and a half carrying the cat basket and leading Beauty, with a rucksack full of her bones ( she is fed on a raw food diet so we have to take our own with us) on his back.Luckily he is not phased by that at all and just accepts it will be his morning walk...
So, the snow is making things a little difficult for us but the hot tub is calling, the thought of walking along the loch and in the forest means it is a trip worth doing.
We are taking DVD's and books and games and don't intend to travel far at all.We will probably visit Helensburgh as we spent the first years of our married life at the Naval base there.Apart from that the plan is to totally chill out with plenty of walks and long soaks in the hot tub:-) I have made extra portions each meal this week and have frozen the leftovers to take with us so I will not have to cook at all :-)
Fingers and toes crossed the weather is kind to us for the journey ...
We can come back refreshed and raring to go - we will need to be - we have to tackle the mountain of boxes we had to take out of the loft so it could be insulated.We cleared some bags to charity and some to the rubbish, the rest are filling the dining room at the moment, we can't see the table at all.We want to take the opportunity to sort it now or it will just sit up there for years again.
I will have to get cracking and sell the bags and bags of clothes and toys we have got from the various stages of Emily's life!
Ebay and car boot sales...
Oh, then there is Christmas to think about - haven't started that at all!
It's going to be full on when we return.
Batteries will be on full charge to tackle it though :-)