Saturday 26 July 2008

Luggage test run

30 days 'till we leave Guernsey.

Until today it was all very theoretical. We'd bought clothes, sleeping bags, a tent etc thinking "hey lets go around the world". Each time we bought something new it went into a pile in the loft which grew steadily larger.

So, step one, today we took the mountain of kit out of the loft and put it together in one place (photo). It's not quite fully packed up with all of our clothes etc, but it's mostly there and there was quite a bit of space left in rucsacs for some underwear at least. We also weighed the bags which were complete to make sure the weight was reasonably distributed and found that we needed to rebalance a little.

Next we thought we had better have a trial run of actually moving it all. If we couldn't make it to the end of the street then round the world might be a bit optimistic. As the photos show it was a success (though the dry run did not include any children). What some of the photos don't show clearly is that it was actually still in daylight when we did this, I think we need more practise with the new camera.

I've also made a slight change to the web setup for this blog. You can now also get here at as well as the direct, but longer,

Also, last night was my work leaving party (three weeks before I finish work!). The party was a joint leaving celebration for two colleagues returning to Glasgow after a six month work placement in Guernsey and had a film character fancy dress theme.

Looking over the next four weeks there is still a lot to do, so we should be able to update a bit more frequently.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We thought that you had done the test in the dark so as the neighbours could not see until we read the blog. I think you need a punka walla. I know one that would work for food only and has a current passport! ( on reflection i don't think he can get away from his normal punka walla duties)Did you go to the party as Cedric Hardwicke ( there is a tenuous link to who he played )