4 weeks from now…

…we will have moved out of our home (the house is sold!) and will have arrived in Spain!  We’ve made the decision this week not to book any sites before leaving.  This is because our ACSI card arrived (giving us access to 1000s of sites at a maximum of 19Euros per night).  However, we can only book ahead through the camping & Carvanning club (which incurs a charge of £25…). So we’ve decided to take it as it comes 🙂

I’ve now been off from work for almost 3 weeks, although I did return last Friday for the annual Secret Santa & Christmas quiz afternoon, followed by our Christmas do onboard the Princess Caroline out of Ocean Village.  A great night out with my brilliant work family – Bal, Jo, Jenny, Matt, Hayley, Lauren, Karen, Simon & Susie (there are others, of course, Ali, Rob, Mike, Debs, Ange, Kelly, but they weren’t at the do).  I have been ordered to include this photo by the lovely Bal! (Thought I’d include 1 of me and Jo too 🙂 )

There still hasn’t really been any downtime since leaving work – we’re thinking that we’ll stay at whatever campsite we first end up at for a fair few nights, just to recharge our batteries.  Don’t forget we’ve got Christmas, new year, sorting all the selling paperwork and packing up the house to deal with in the next 4 weeks.  It’s all quite daunting really.  I’m so sorry – I can hear the cries of derision from here!! Yes, we will have a year to get over it all 🙂

All Christmas do’s are also now complete and I’ve had a great time at all of them – I think that I’ve actually worn make-up 3 or 4 times this month.  And worn several dresses…..That’s enough of all that until my niece’s wedding in May (in Ibiza…)

The trees are up, all presents are wrapped (bar 1), tomorrow I start baking ready for Christmas day and boxing day (and Sam’s birthday cake of course).  However, I don’t have to cook on either of those days!  And I’m very much looking forward to spending 25th with no. 2 sister and her family, and 26th (otherwise known as Sam’s birthday) at no. 1 sister’s with almost all of my immediate family.

This week we had a bit of a result with our Vodafone contract.  We found that we could switch over to a different tariff whereby we have 5gb of date (each) per month, of which we have 2gb per month to use when abroad (and free calls from Europe too), for £22 per month – then we were told it was actually on offer for £15 per month (less than we’re paying now!)

With all this going on I think my next post will be from Spain!  I can’t believe it’s less than a month away now 🙂

Hope you all have a brilliant Christmas and New Year.  I will see you in January 🙂



Author: MandoraTheExplorer

Having given up full-time work we currently work a year to travel for 4-5 months, and we're hoping to continue this until we can retire properly! Currently living, and loving, life to the full :)

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