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What I did on my holidays: Day 1 -- we set off - Helen's journal and online home
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What I did on my holidays: Day 1 -- we set off
After several stressful months in which G never seemed to stop working even for a moment, we finally reached the day of departure, the point where whatever hadn't been done would just have to wait until we got back. As usual, though I'd tried to be organised and had bought new clothes and done loads of washing and drawn up a detailed itinerary, there was the inevitable last minute panic as I hemmed the two new pairs of trousers and scampered around making sure all the rubbish had been put out into the wheelie bin so we wouldn't return to a smelly kitchen. I also cleared the fridge and put all the waste food out in the waste food bin.

Once all the other jobs were done, the actual packing took about 10 minutes and we hit the road. The plan was to leave the car at my Dad's house, walk to the station and get the train to Manchester Airport. So now we are here, in the hotel. We have eaten and I'm catching up online, courtesy of the free wi-fi in the room. We have an early start tomorrow as we have to catch the plane to Paris and from there to Seoul.

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pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: July 11th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Have a wonderful adventure.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
We are! I'll be posting more now I have wi-fi in the hotel. :)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: July 11th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Safe travels! Looking forward to your photos...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah... Yes... Don't hold your breath. :)

The thing is, I forgot my camera. In all the rush to pack and my determination to not forget anything vital, I didn't pack the Canon PowerShot! Having said that, it is grey here and the light is horrible, so I wouldn't have got more than snapshots and I can take those with my phone. Unfortunately I haven't yet worked out how to get them from the phone to the Internet without costing a fortune in roaming charges. So the photos will appear once we get home.
ellarien From: ellarien Date: July 11th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bon Voyage!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I'll be posting further instalments of our adventures very shortly.
aellia From: aellia Date: July 11th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have a lovely time,Helen.
I'll look forward to your photos
xx
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah... Yes... Don't hold your breath. :)

The thing is, I forgot my camera. In all the rush to pack and my determination to not forget anything vital, I didn't pack the Canon PowerShot! Having said that, it is grey here and the light is horrible, so I wouldn't have got more than snapshots and I can take those with my phone. Unfortunately I haven't yet worked out how to get them from the phone to the Internet without costing a fortune in roaming charges. So the photos will appear once we get home.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: July 12th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
That should be an amazing vacation. I look forward to pictures. :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah... Yes... Don't hold your breath. :)

The thing is, I forgot my camera. In all the rush to pack and my determination to not forget anything vital, I didn't pack the Canon PowerShot! Having said that, it is grey here and the light is horrible, so I wouldn't have got more than snapshots and I can take those with my phone. Unfortunately I haven't yet worked out how to get them from the phone to the Internet without costing a fortune in roaming charges. So the photos will appear once we get home.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: July 12th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I have been pre-empted!

*Bon voyage*
*Have a lovely time Helen & G*
*I look forward to your photographs!*
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
We are having a Big Adventure, but it is fun and today we mastered the Seoul metro and managed to find our way from the hotel to the station without getting lost.

With regards to photos, the thing is, I forgot my camera. In all the rush to pack and my determination to not forget anything vital, I didn't pack the Canon PowerShot! Having said that, it is grey here and the light is horrible, so I wouldn't have got more than snapshots and I can take those with my phone. Unfortunately I haven't yet worked out how to get them from the phone to the Internet without costing a fortune in roaming charges. So the photos will appear once we get home.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: July 14th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh well, stuff as they say, happens. At least you didn't forget your passport. ;)
We can wait. The main thing is - you have a good time!
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: July 14th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you're enjoying the trip!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 14th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
We are having a Big Adventure, but it is fun and today we mastered the Seoul metro and managed to find our way from the hotel to the station without getting lost. I'm about to post more instalments now I have wi-fi in the hotel.
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