The Final Countdown!

It’s been a funny old week since the highs of last Friday’s fundraising night!  I have been rushing around like a blue assed fly getting all the final bits and pieces I need to take to Nepal.  I’m feeling much happier now in the knowledge that I have everything I need which is more than can be said for my dad as his credit card has taken a bit of a hammering!  I’m glad I will be a long way away when his bill comes through the letterbox!

This afternoon I took my mum and my niece Elsie to Swoon Gelato at the bottom of Park Street, who do the most amazing homemade Italian ice cream, while Helen stayed behind to pack for me ready for my travels!  You are probably wondering why I haven’t packed my own bag but there is a very good reason for this!  For several years Helen has done our holiday packing as my OCD was so bad that I was totally incapable of doing this for myself.  This is no longer the case, but she still likes to do it for me as she doesn’t trust me to do it properly myself!  I think she is wondering how on earth I will cope on my own in Nepal – she’s fully expecting me to return looking like Tom Hanks in Castaway!

Tonight Helen has arranged for us to meet up with our best friends Tony and Sian and Chris and Ellie. We are not planning to venture very far as we are going to our favourite Indian restaurant which happens to be just a short walk from where we live.  I am really looking forward to seeing them all.  It’s hard to believe that in just 24 hours time I will have said my goodbyes to Helen and will be at Heathrow Airport waiting for my flight to Kathmandu.  I have very mixed feelings as on one hand I am very excited but on the other hand I am not looking forward to saying my farewells!

Let the final countdown begin – Everest here I come!!!!!!!!

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