I am sure it is well documented (somewhere) that holidays cause stress.
Aside from all the heightened expectations of fun-filled days and a break from the daily grind, there is the endless preparation, which is especially arduous when coupled with a camping holiday.
Most of today has been taken up with cleaning the van, which entailed taking out all the stuff usually stored on the floor during transit.
This 'stuff' includes:
- Day tent/awning
- Camping chairs x 3
- Wooden boards and plastic ramps for levelling van
- Gas BBQ
- Charcoal BBQ
- Washing up bucket
- Small folding table
- Electric extension lead
Small Dog doesn't know whether she's coming or going. She's been trying to be in several different places at once today, either supervising cleaning in the van, keeping track of her camping chair or following us around and adding to the general melee.
Today was also scheduled as the best time to clear the decks workwise, package and post all outstanding orders and tie up any loose ends.
By the time we're finally ready to leave we'll all be completely exhausted and fed up with the whole thing.
We really, REALLY need a holiday.........