I’ve got, the packing day blues,
Oh-oh-oh, the packing day blues,
My bedroom is a tip and it’s littered with shoes,
The cat’s in there somewhere and my sister’s confused,
Who knew I had so much stuff to lose,
It’s like a round of treasure hunt without any clues.

Gah. You all already know how I feel about packing, right? You would think after years as a military brat, five years at boarding school and living away from home in various locations since age eighteen I’d be reconciled to it now. But no.

I hate the whole idea of it – getting all my pretty, fun, loved things and cramming them into cases and boxes and bags. Plus, as I don’t drive, I have to get it all neatly packed enough to take on commercial flights – nightmare. Socks are crammed into crannies, CDs are pondered over (even though I have all of them on my laptop, I still need some actual, tangible CDs. I’m not sure why!), shoes and makeup and pyjamas and the almighty Jockey Bear fight for suitcase space.

Added to this, I’ve been in a bit of a funk recently. Nothing life-threatening, just the sad old pile – I’m stressed a bit about back to school, I’ve put on weight (this always happens when I come home), and I’ve had a bit too much time to think recently. I’m quite looking forward to getting back to my ‘real’ life!

This will be my last ‘live’ blog for a few days I think (unless the packing stresses me still more and I drop in later) – tomorrow I am flying down to Bristol (woo!) to stay with the gorgeous Mlle Wilson for a few days. Even more excitingly, on the Friday Jean is coming down also – it will be the first reunion of the Gilesgate 3 since we left Durham. I’m predicting awesomeness! I’ll have my laptop with me, and will be writing blog entries, so when I get back to the middle of nowhere I’ll upload them all – it’ll be a post bonanza!!! As I won’t have internet at home anymore (looooong story involving money, budgeting and a small ferret called Nigel. OK, I lied about the Nigel part), ths will probably be what I do during term-time – write blog at night at home, upload the next morning. Hey, it makes sense in my head.

I had my hair cut today and it’s all curly and quirky and sticking out and random angles. Note to self: Fix that.

OK, I’ve procrastinated enough for this hour – back to packing…

Enjoy your day!


How did summer go by so fast?
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  1. I know what you are going through, I just moved a few months ago and it wasn't fun!! May the force be with you girl!!

    I will miss ya while you are away...hurry back and stay safe!!

  2. I hate packing too... it has to be one of the most loathesome activities known to man. I could definately live without it for sure!


  3. How did summer go so fast?

    I hope packing doesn't stress you out too much.

    Get back to where ever you are going safely and don't be gone too long. Will miss you.

    Take care xx

  4. packing sucks ass..want me to come help ya?


  5. Thanks guys! Looking forward to catching up on all your posts when I get back!


  6. I hate packing, too. Seriously. It's sometimes a deal breaker for me when it comes to vacation. I will not go places because it's such a pain in the butt to pack.


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