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Today’s task…

Not that I’m starting to panic about the things left on my massive ‘To do’ list or anything, but today I dragged everyone out suitcase shopping after lunch.

It took ages for everyone to agree (i.e. for Mum and Dad to agree to pay for the suitcases that LM & LS had selected). I did try and convince them to get some cheaper carry on bags, but it was only a £5 difference, and I ended up feeling guilty about uprooting them, and not even allowing them to select a suitcase… so they got the cute wheelie cases they wanted.

Not to be left out, I got a cute denim style case with pink flowers on the front. So we now have:

  • Two absolutely massive cases which we could fit a child in. Alas, we’ve already bought tickets for the children.
  • Two fairly massive cases. One is covered in owls, foxes and trees. It’s very cute.
  • One boring black carry on case.
  • One cute denim carry on case. With pink flowers, for extra cute factor.
  • One owl-ish carry on case for LM. It swivels any which way. LM loves this.
  • One pink carry on case for LS. It also swivels. She also loves this. It’s the little things. 🙂

Hopefully we will be able to cram enough stuff in these, under the weight limit of 30kg checked baggage each, to last us until the container gets to New Zealand in around 3 months.

It’s been a productive day actually, as we also sorted out all of the paperwork which has been sitting in the corner of our bedroom for the last month (that’s another item ticked off my list1). Most of it was chucked out (tax code letters and payslips dating back to 2001, anyone?), and I even managed a bonus item of ‘cancel pet insurance’ which wasn’t on the list2).

1 It’s an actual list. In a book. There are several different lists. It’s all very confusing.
2 It wasn’t on the list this morning, but totally counts as a task I’ve done, so I’m adding it just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing it off. And before you ask, no, it’s not weird to do that. Not at all.


Kiwi, just returned home after 17 years in the UK. Feminist, wife, mother to 2 daughters. Strongly opinionated and very vocal. I'm wicked through and through.

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