With just 3 days to go until we go on holiday, my focus has now turned to winding things down and packing what we need ready to go. I managed to do most of washing and ironing in the last couple of days, so a few more things have been packed in my suitcase. I've decide to roll most of my clothes up this time around and see if they crease less. Not sure I'm convinced by this idea, that I've read in several magazine articles on packing. I'll give it a try though. After a discussion with OH the other day, I think I've already packed too much, so I might have to go through my suitcase again and be a lot more ruthless.
Whilst out and about last week, I bought most of the toiletries and things that we needed for the holiday. I just have a couple of other items to get this week. I'm intending to treat us to new beach towels, as we haven't had any new ones since we last went to Italy over 10 years ago, before Little Bird was born. On this basis, I think that I could perhaps justify buying us some more. If I don't get around to it, it isn't a big deal, as we'll just make do again.
I did the weekly food shop at Lidl earlier in the week and because I'm trying to use up what is in the freezer and cupboards this week, it was pretty minimal and came in at around the £25 mark. If only it was so low every week.
I have a list of tasks to complete this week before we go away and am hoping I manage to work my way through it without losing focus. There's doctor's appointments to book and attend, prescriptions to get, bills to pay, the allotment to visit, the last couple of gym classes to attend, in addition to lots of things going on at the school with it being Little Bird's final week of Primary school. i.e. end of school production (in which she has a part), leavers' meal, leavers' assembly and school disco. I'll need a holiday after all that.
The lovely weather is a bit of a distraction, but at least I should be able to get all my washing dry very quickly!