The Joy of Travel

Arriving  at the airport is a great feeling!

There’s nothing else you can do to get ready. If you’re not ready now…….

I’m certainly feeling relaxed and ready to go. Though I’m not getting into the champagne just yet! I’ll leave that for the plane after Steve says as always as we take off. “Chocks away!”. And so our holiday will begin.

Packing went to plan. All on the ‘packing’ bed till last night. I didn’t add anything and stuck to my packing plans. Everything in 3’s though I only packed 2 bottoms so allowed myself an extra dress. As usual the toiletries and add ons take up space. Oh well I need my hair stuff, creams and assorted ‘stuff’.

Total weight 14.5! And my suitcase is bigger than I’d like – that often leads to overpacking. Resist I say!

We’re in the lounge about to board. Keep reading as the swimming starts on Saturday afternoon!

I’m all layered up,  wearing my trusty cardi over a black maxi with my new Frankie4 shoes. Hope they are as comfortable as everyone says!

9 thoughts on “The Joy of Travel

  1. Hi Fran You look so nice & relaxed! Thanks for the travelling tips on packing!!! Looking forward to reading more.

    ‘The memories of travelling form some of the most fascinating chapters in your life’s book’

    Safe travels Cheers Wendy Sent from my iPhone



  2. Waiting to leave is so exciting…you don’t yet know what awaits you but you can be sure there will be an adventure. Have a wonderful adventure and thanks for taking so many of us along with you. Will be following that bright pink, tropical swimsuit too!


  3. “Chocks” will already be away by now. Both of you have a wonderful holiday although that’s a given! Will be following your blog which is always like a little of surrogate travelling.


  4. Hi Fran,
    Looking relaxed and smart…a skirt I see. Is that usual? Chocks, you say. Please explain!
    Enjoy all. I look forward to living vicariously through your travel tales

    Xx Catherine


    • Chocks are lumps of wood that they used to put against an aeroplane’s wheels to stop it moving. Hence the command “chocks away!” From the pilot to the ground crew when he was ready to take-off.
      Hence my little joke! Love to you all from Wikipedia Steve.


  5. Hi Fran. No doubt you’ve landed by now and the adventure had begun. Happy swimming my friend. With you in spirit!
    xx Jill.


  6. Love your travel blog Frannie – of course you will have a great adventure- you always do!🇨🇦✈️🍷🕶👙🐬🌊🏊🏻🏰. I think I may have exhausted the appropriate supply of emojis!!


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