My first ever blog entry. Think I may be writing this more for me than for anyone who might happen to read it but, I have to admit, to feeling pretty excited about using the more creative part of my brain. A much needed - and well ovedue - workout!
Just finished my packing and hoping I've done the task efficiently and effectively. I have never had the pleasure of being away on holiday for 5 weeks before or visiting such a variety of climates in one trip so packing has been quite a challenge. True to my 'day job' as a strategy consultant, I laid out my 'long list' of potential items ('options') to take with me some time ago (this consisted of almost everything in my wardrobe!), developed a set of 'appraisal criteria' for evaluating which items should make it into the suitcase (weight, creasability, versatility, likeability!) and ended up with a short-list that I am now going to have to live with - well at least for the next few weeks! No-one to else to blame but me if I find later that essential items have been left at home!
Now all I need to do is to have a good night's sleep and pray that the snow that has sadly started to fall again eases ...