Unpacking

I’m back πŸ™‚

Been back a few days now, not quite a week. The suitcases are up in the loft, and I’m gradually emerging from under the approximately 7923 emails and 278 loads of washing (it’s amazing how much a family can fit into three medium sized suitcases).

It’s nice to be home, as it always is, the house welcoming, although I miss the sunny skies and sea of the Basque country – my home is too far from the ocean for my liking these days. I’ve travelled a bit in my life, as you may have noticed, and you would think, therefore, that I would be a dab hand at packing. The kind of person who can throw in a few key pieces and have enough outfits for three weeks and any occasion. Sadly, that’s not the case. Although I’m better at it than I was, I still somehow manage to pack several items I don’t need at all, while leaving other items I do need at home. Invariably I open my case at the other end and wonder what I was thinking when I packed, my carefully chosen outfits all seeming completely wrong, what seemed like a sensible amount of things at home somehow multiplying into far too much for the time I’m away.

However, I’m a dab hand at unpacking. Pull, sort and dispose of, either into the laundry basket or back into the cupboard. As for the rest of it, the memories of cliff bound beaches, misty coastlines and turreted houses, that will take a little longer to unpack. There are photos to download and definitely a few Wednesday Wanders to write. I did get to Dragonstone, visiting both locations used in Season Seven, and they were absolutely spectacular. I ate and drank and enjoyed time with family, danced in blue waves and wandered cobbled streets. It was fab.

So forgive me if I take a little while to get back into the swing of things again. It’s lovely to be home πŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “Unpacking

  1. Welcome back. πŸ™‚ Sounds like a wonderful trip. (Your comment about the inbox made me cringe… That’s awful.) Look forward to photos when you get time. No rush.

    I don’t know how you do it. Unpacking is the worst.

    1. Oh, I might have exaggerated the number of emails. Slightly, you understand πŸ˜‰ And I am putting together the first post of photos for tomorrow, believe it or not. It’s been nice looking through them though. And the unpacking? I just like to get it over with, hence my speedy process…

      1. I have no doubt about the number of emails. I didn’t go away, just took a couple days off from the online world, and had hundreds. Just seeing them there makes me cry.

  2. Welcome home! I was following your trip on Instagram… looked wonderful! Looking forward to your Wednesday Wanders. 😊 Meanwhile, take all the time you need to settle back in. 😊

    1. Thanks Ali, it was such a fab trip and such a lovely part of the world – I really want to go back there again one day πŸ™‚ First Wednesday wander up, plenty more to come…

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