I’m not into Lent generally , not believing in the big G Man so have never tried giving anything up. This year however I thought I might give up England. Head to Australia perhaps. Thought I might do a bit of rowing too. Indian Ocean maybe? Sounds like a good grin.
Last minute excitement
It’s all been a bit manic recently with last minute chasing and sorting and bowing to the requests of the media, darling so it feels good to be winding down and getting on with packing and repacking and repacking my far-too-huge bags. Excitement levels chez Outensville are threatening to force the roof off the house such is the energy.
The highlight of the Last Supper (no feet washing, sorry) is definitely the fact that it’s Pancakes tonight but other excitements include:
– lots of letters and cards arriving saying ‘Do not open until the ocean’.
– A few hours spent in the mud yesterday. Dog went off adventuring on walk, after forty minutes trogging about I decide Walter might be able to help (Land Rover legend). Instead we got stuck in the mud, t-boned across a muddy lane. Oops. (Perhaps not the best time to go offroading by yourself for the first time apart from the sandy beach where you also got stuck) Ninety minutes later – covered in thick squish – Walter caked in clods of mud and anything in the boot that had looked useful for traction also ruined. But we were free to reverse back down the lane piecemeal style, getting stuck in various places, to get out again. And with dog too. Bonus.
-Then I discovered I had deleted lots of obviously very important files from my laptop rendering my Ipod sync useless. Not the end of the world though. Until that is, I switched on the machine this morning to discover that it doesn’t do anything now. Just a black screen.Oops again. We’ll get an IT fairy onto it when I return.
Meanwhile, big happy thank you to everyone for all your support – from sponsors to donaters to well wishers and jokers (some really funny ones coming through on the email) and helloers. You are all part of this crazy team now – and will be out there on the ocean with me too.
Happy happy days signing out from UK – next post from Down Under.