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31 July 2016 @ 12:13 am
It's one minute past midnight...  
...which means that it's now exactly 312 days until I get on a plane and fly to the UK. Finally did it today - booked my return tickets, business class if you please (thank you frequent flyer points!) for what we're calling B & D's Final Hurrah (part one). No, not Bodie and Doyle (sadly) but my sister and me. Realising that once we're retired there won't be money for grand tours, so we'd better get as much in now as we can.

We've talked about this ever since we got back from our first foray together, in 2010, so it's been a while in the making. We're including a cruise in the trip, too. Originally we were wanting a Viking cruise that went from Bergen to Istanbul but the sailing dates for next year have been cancelled. I don't see why the fact that three of the ports of call were in DFAT No-Go zones is enough to cancel a cruise, but there you go. *g*. The one we've selected now is shorter, at seven nights, and sails from Southampton to Copenghagen via Belgium, Holland, Germany and Sweden. I can see we'll need to rewatch Danny Kaye's Hans Christian Anderson, just to get in the right frame of mind for our destination.

I can barely sit still I'm that excited, and my sister is already making lists of clothing to take. The countdown has begun!
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Spencer's Journalspencer5460 on August 1st, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful. Good for you! (and your sister)
miwahni: UK fish spankingmiwahni on August 2nd, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
Yay thanks, very excited now. I've set up a countdown on my phone; only 310 days to go! *g*