>Walking bag packed

>I already have my walking bag packed. My walking shoes and socks are always in the car (until the socks start to smell, then I wash them …), and my rucksack is always packed with waterproofs, dressings, and a change of socks …

Three books are going with me in my walking bag – well, 2 books and a map:

I can’t remember the title of my bird guide, but one of those is packed in as well. Plus pocket binoculars, a notebook, and mechanical pencil. (No pen as the ink rarely works in the damp.) Before I go I’ll colour-photocopy the relevant bits of the book and map so I can put those in my map holder rather than risk ruining the books in the rain, but the books will still be with me.

A few amendments to the annual came back from the client late yesterday, so I’ll clear those some time today/this evening. Meanwhile it’s more of the day job, and a bit of a mopping up after a shock announcement at yesterday’s All Staff presentation. We’re all feeling a little battle-weary.

Oh, and an idea for a column based on the world famous nutter magnet hit me between the eyes as I drove in to work this morning. I want to start jotting down ideas for this and maybe a couple of others that are jostling for attention.

10 thoughts on “>Walking bag packed

  1. Diane 8 July 2010 / 11:55 am

    >Yeah – it's like we're exercising the ideas muscle.


  2. carolwarham 8 July 2010 / 1:40 pm

    >Leave the socks long enough and they'll walk home on their own! Sounds like you're just about all ready. Lots of ideas and lots of lists. It'll be great.


  3. Rare Lesser Spotted 8 July 2010 / 9:37 pm

    >The nutter magnet sounds like an idea for a script… Enjoy the break hun, some good weather expected…X


  4. Diane 9 July 2010 / 8:57 am

    >Carol: They're already standing up by themselves. :o)


  5. Diane 9 July 2010 / 8:57 am

    >Jenny: Will do – but not going till next Friday.


  6. Diane 9 July 2010 / 8:58 am

    >Steve: I have to get some use out of it.This time next week I could do with the weather, but I want it to rain meanwhile and fill the lakes.


  7. Ordinary Man 9 July 2010 / 9:02 am

    >31 degrees this weekend if you believe Skynews (suprised they'd got time in the 'Manhunt' schedule to fit the weather ladies in!!!). Think sunblock, shades and a big floppy cricketing hat need to be added to the rucksack. Have fun in the sun.


  8. Diane 9 July 2010 / 9:04 am

    >I'm not going until next week, Nidge. This is just how anally organised I try to be.


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