The countdown has begun….

21 days to go….


Number 38


In 21 days’ time we will no longer be living in this lovely rented cottage.

We are building up to our return to our yacht Fandancer in Greece.  So we have started to make plans for our departure from the UK.


Tim is returning to Greece tonight.  He plans to do two weeks’ work on the boat and get her ready to put back in the water.

He is then coming back briefly, to help me pack up our belongings,  move them to a storage facility, clean the house from top to bottom, and park the car somewhere until we return.   We will then both return to Greece together very early on 25th. This is the only problem with our lifestyle – we don’t own a house, so whenever we come back to the UK we have to stay with friends or rent a property.



Today we have arranged to leave our old car in the corner of the car park of the pub next door. Result!  Now all we need is some space to leave our belongings.   Or, as my husband would argue, MY belongings, as of course he can carry his whole life in one bag, and has no need for more than one pair of shoes or more than one jacket. He’s not interested in bedding, towels, photographs, kitchen utensils or sewing machines.   So when we pack up our things, 99% of it will be mine.


His luggage tonight will consist mostly of boat related equipment – spare parts he has bought such as LED lights, a bilge pump, spare washers and seals, engine parts and outboard motor parts which I cannot name……  Bizarrely he has paid to take luggage on the plane but is convinced he only needs a small bag.

 “I never use my whole luggage allowance” – said no woman, ever…..





9 thoughts on “The countdown has begun….

  1. Thank you! I think we have sorted something now. I was let down by a friend who promised we could have her garage, then changed her mind. Ho hum! Things usually work out in the end……


  2. Sitting in the airport at the moment and worrying about the seams on my suitcase! Why is it men don’t think they need things like towels until they don’t have one? It never occurs to the OH to pack a first aid kit but I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s asked “Have you got a plaster?” Things like that are, of course, “my” stuff!

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