Honey, I Can See Your House From Here.

So, I'm more than a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to planning and organisation. I spent the Easter break packing my suitcase for the trip home, and thought I was sorted then and there. The idea was to take as many extra clothes back home with me as I could - so that I could leave them there, and return with a relatively empty suitcase.

Extra clothing? Check. Trinkets for friends and family? Check. Shoes I don't wear often? Check. Books I needed? Check.

Sorted. Or so I thought.

Since last weekend, my suitcase has sat proudly in the hallway, basically ready to pick up and go. It wasn't until I woke up this morning and started getting dressed for the day, that I realised what I'd completely forgotten to pack.

Underwear of any and all kind.
Not even a lousy sock.

Now that could have potentially been very awkward indeed.

Suffice it to say, I re-packed everything again this afternoon. A few thorough checks later, and I am officially done. My suitcase weighs a few kgs over the 20-kg weight limit - but I've always managed to get by with that, so fingers crossed it should be fine. If not, I can always reshuffle things around and put on a few extra layers of clothing for the flight! My carry on bag is chock full, and my handbag is plane-ready, with everything neatly baggied and organised.

And most importantly, my planner is labelled, dated and ready to rock and roll - I honestly cannot wait for these wedding venue visits I have lined up. I've checked in online already and my plane ticket is printed and is sitting in my bag, ready to go.

Now to get the blasted flight of doom over and done with!

Tomorrow morning I'll be heading off to Paddington (with J's assistance; he's good for hauling heavy suitcases up flights of stairs) and then will be farewelling the boy and catching the connecting train to Heathrow - where I'll sit with a coffee for a few hours and read, because as you've probably guessed, I'm one of those people who gets to the airport obscenely early just in case. Yep. That's me.

So, if you've got me on your twitter feed (and if you haven't, add me: breathegently) I'm going to go right ahead and apologise in advance, because I'm sure I'll be posting far too many updates tomorrow. And since it'll be the last time I use my iPhone for a while, thanks to the outrageous price of roaming internet abroad, I intend on making the most of it.

See you on the other side!

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Jess said...

Yay! Have fun and fly safe!

Kristabella said...

Have a great trip! Travel safe!

heidikins said...

Fly safely my dear! I can't wait to hear about The Other Side. ;o)


Anonymous said...

I make extensive "to pack" lists and if I don't, I forget the same essentials, so I hear you on the OCD packing! A tip for the overweight bag--don't make it look like it's an effort to lift it onto the scale and they'll maybe be less likely to check it. Good luck, and have a fantastic time!

Nathan Pralle said...

Well, roaming Internet is expensive, yes, but you should be able to find WiFi almost anywhere, right? Just turn off Data Roaming and you can use your iPhone on the WiFi networks at home and around town. :)

Happy flying!

Teacher A said...

Wait, aren't knickers underwear? I'm confused.

Katie said...

Have a safe flight!

Britt said...

I actually have forgotten my underwear. And I often forget socks. Oops. Happy travels! Have a great trip! :)

Fuzzy Cert said...

And I'm over the ground that you've been spinning.
go mraz.
You're totally on a plane right now. I can't believe you forgot UNDERWEAR.
SO SOON!!! can'twait!

Karen said...

Gosh, I am always super-paranoid about forgetting underwear and socks. Even though of course, even if I did, in the worst case scenario I'd simply have to buy new underwear and socks. It's not like I've ever actually gone anywhere that you cannot buy these things.

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