|Vienna and Monika today|
I have been neglecting my blog – and blog reading - for the last few days because I have been involved in a few exciting projects.
First there is the preparation for Spring.
This involves unwrapping the dead plants from the failed winter protection, re-installing the cat door and putting cushions outside for the cats to lie on.
These will not be as cosy as my keyboard where they have been lying all winter - but will have to do.
The most exciting thing has been my annual cocking up of our home leave.
Rozalin booked our international flights for us and I had to do the peripheral things like booking accommodation, internal flights and rental cars.
This is always a traumatic experience as I am just not good at coordinating dates and times and invariably there are parts of the trip that suffer from shoddy workmanship.
It’s not for want of trying - but I just have no skills at this sort of thing.
I have had some fabulous cockups – the most memorable being booking a flight from Paris to London – to arrive in London the day after our flight to Australia had left.
We discovered this a week before the event and of course our tickets could not be changed so we had to buy new tickets at four times the original cost that we had paid six months previously.
This time I have been very careful. We shall see.