I've got that strange feeling that you get when you've been planning something big
for months and months..... and suddenly it's here!
I've cleaned the house and emptied the fridge..
Layered up the tinted moisturiser (so my legs aren't 'glow in the dark' white)..
Painted my nails and coloured my hair...
Bought all the maps and read the latest Trip Advisor posts...
Packed the 'capsule wardrobe'...
Tomorrow we are leaving on a big adventure..
We've NEVER done anything like this before in our lives..
We're taking our silver Marcos to Europe for two weeks!
I must confess that I even had a worry dream about it all last night....
Normally Mark and I head off to the Welsh borders and walk.
We stay in nice - but fairly cheap - self catering accommodation.
My main expectation of my summer holiday is that I come home a little fitter and a lot more chilled!
This time we're staying in proper hotels -
(at the Nurburgring, in a vineyard on the Moselle and in a chateau in the Ardennes)
It could be great - or it could be ghastly.......!
I can't remember the last time I was so nervous about going on holiday...
Anyway, the whole family are coming round this evening. It's Mark's birthday and our 23rd Wedding Anniversary while we are away. Normally I'd pop all our presents and cards into the car and open them during the holiday. This time space is seriously at a premium, so we decided to celebrate and open everything with the family before we go.
My family have given Mark Euros so that he can buy something to remember the trip - probably a cap from the Nurburgring or something similar. His main present from me is a leather 'man bag' that he wanted for the trip. I've also picked up some second hand books for him that he may want to take. I found a book that analyses the tank battles in 1944 and 1945 in the Ardennes. I also found him a couple of 50 year old Motoring Journals. They are full of the quirky motoring information that he loves and I can't wait to see his face when I realises what they are!
Obviously things are going to be a little quiet here on my blog -
but I will be thinking of you all and hoping that you're having a good couple of weeks...
All the best,