Well it's exactly a week til I'm off...hopefully! as at the moment I look like a hamster as I have somehow managed to get mumps!!! so need to ensure the swelling goes down before I fly otherwise it would be too painful! So instead of getting pre-travelling nerves I've just been concentrating on sleeping and eating and trying to get rid of my hamster features!! started swelling up like a balloon whilst visiting tom in oxford and then went to natalie's for the evening and by morning I needed to see a doctor so Natalie's parents took me to their local doctors who then told me the joyful news! Then Tom and his dad came all the way from their house to Natalie's, then Dick (Tom's dad) drove my car whilst Tom drove his mum's car ALL the way back to my house. Absolutely amazing, i'm so so grateful as there's no where worse than being away from home when you feel like that! So just a small amount of drama before the trip! Hopefully this will be my batch of ill health for a while as I'm dreading getting ill whilst away but will just hope for the best and pray that Natalie doesn't get mumps whilst we are away!! Missed out on father's day today and have cousins coming over from South Africa tomorrow who I won't really be able to enjoy the company of so all in all a bit rubbish! As they say...Things can only get better.....!!