Today would have been my first day back at school with the kids… instead I woke up at a respectable time, made a cup of tea (of course) and wondered what to do with my day. It was a strange feeling but I think I can get used to it! There are many things I should be doing but I decided to have another bash at this blogging business.
Three weeks today, Dean and I will be departing on our big adventure. Hopefully by that point we will feel more organised and prepared and will have formulated a few more ideas of what we intend to do over the next 10 months. We will also be married!
There are two questions I am being asked a lot at the moment: ‘how are the wedding plans going?’ and ‘so where are you actually going?’ The first question has no clear answer in my head which, for a person who likes things to be black and white and factual, is annoying. According to the official to do list, 118/172 items have been completed which sounds daunting but actually it feels like things are on track and like there shouldn’t be a mad rush at the end. Touch wood! During the last week, there has been my final dress fitting, the pre-wedding photo shoot (awkward initially but worth it!), a drastic decoration-changing visit to the venue and a menagerie of other little jobs.
The second question is more my kind of question: it has a clear, straight forward answer. I thought I’d put a vague itinerary on here for reference throughout our trip for anyone interested. I say vague because it’s all flexible, mostly it’s overland where journeys can be as long as a piece of string, but even the flights are all movable so who knows!
26.09 depart (Heathrow T5, yessss!)
27.09 Bangkok, Thailand for official 4 days honeymoon
14.11 Thailand – volunteering in the north
15.01 Malaysia – Borneo
30.01 The Philippines
22.02 Los Angeles
17.04 Costa Rica
So there you have it, the world’s our lobster! If anyone reading has must-sees or really-don’t-bothers for any of these places, we’d love to know as we have done alarmingly little research thus far.
Right, on with the day…a few hours work, a few hours wedding creativity, dropping Dean off at the airport (he’s off to Majorca for a few days) and my hair trial 🙂 Onward!