Tick List ~ Check!

Oh we’ve had several versions of THE LIST. And it’s morphed, been added to, crossed out, re-written, had tea spilt on it, you name it.

The practical stuff is done like sorting insurance out and spare keys cut. Check!

The sniff, sniff, sob, sob sob is done and the garden and allotment are packed up. Check!

The fun stuff like having a drinks party for friends. Hangover? Check!

The lists for the house-sitters is drafted with the usual how to lock up, how to get the woodburner going, how the alarm system works, where the bed linen is stored. Check!

Then the secondary house-sitter list is written - like how to check the pumpkins (for signs of mushiness), to help yourself to garlic, check out what’s in the freezer – oo there are still some peas and beans in there!, the potatoes stored in sacks, home made jams and pickles in the cupboard. Check!

So the house-sitting friends don’t just get the instructions to the WiFi, or the cooker, they get instructions on the art of homegrown produce. Check!

The bags are packed, stuffed with goodies, computers, cameras and woolly hats. Check!

Passport? Tickets? Money? Check!

Wine Gums on the passenger seat? Check!

A bientot mes amis

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24 thoughts on “Tick List ~ Check!

  1. being as i’m brand new to your blog, i’ll have to sift through earlier postings to find out where you are going!!! Some serious arrangements have been made for your house in your absence, so it must be BIG!!
    have a safe trip!!! :)

  2. NEXT TIME .. I want to be your house sitter, i will mind the allottment! I can do the fire. I promise not to eat all your pickles. Much. You are going to have that lovely quiet christmas i crave!! woo hoo.. c

  3. Wine guns. Glad to see priorities are correct. It will be a longish drive so i would buy at least one more packet! Safe journey xx

  4. I know you have placed your lovely home and garden in good hands. Just travel safe and most importantly enjoy yourself. I look forward to your adventure.


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