A Travellerspoint blog

October 2008

To do lists!

Every successful trip needs them!

Well I have two on the go at the moment. People don't forget Xmas & my 30th on the 5th Feb!!

Pre Ski Season

  • Back bumper cap for van
  • Sort out waste pipes..
  • Timing belt, water pump etc..
  • Black smoke on startup..
  • Snowboard boot dryers
  • Silver screen shield
  • Fit roof box
  • Curtains
  • Quick clean
  • Cover for gas bottle
  • Sell surplus snowboard boots...
  • Put stuff on eBay - Bike Parts, LT Mirror, Heart rate watch! Anything else I find!
  • Leisure battery meter
  • Travel insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Check breaks
  • Finish and rent out house!
  • Buy some new clobber - Trainers, Long Sleeved T-Shirts, Plenty of socks & grotts
  • Get Lonely Planet book for first two / three places
  • Snow chains - Probably get in France
  • New boarding pants and warm jacket - Probably get in France
  • Sort out leaving drinks / meals
  • Wax snowboards
  • Get laptop and SLR bag!
  • New telephoto lense - Not bothered getting at the moment
  • Jabs??
  • Mr Jink's living arrangements....
  • First aid kit
  • Shovel & Brush
  • Torch
  • Lip Balm
  • Medicine
  • A safety box!
  • Copy all documents for Dad to keep
  • Hi vis jacket
  • Emergency Triangle
  • Spare key

Pre round the world

  • Travel bag - good size
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Water purification tablets
  • Any jabs
  • Malaria tablets
  • Travel towel
  • Travel adapters
  • Travel utensils and crockery
  • Insect repellant

Well think thats the main ones for the moment!! I am sure the list will expand!!! Anything in bold I have sorted it!!

Posted by machine 13:39 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged preparation Comments (0)


Well I am now having second thoughts about where I want to do my Ski season..... Was thinking Laax, but know anybody that is going!! Know someone who is off to Chamonix, but been there loads... I personally know Verbier petty well but not sure my liver could take that and I have been about 4 times before!!

So decisions decisions....

Posted by machine 13:34 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged preparation Comments (0)

The Planning Stage

My first ever blog!!


Well I have been planning this trip for some time now, everybody at work knows and so do my family!! Already bought my camper van to do my season in and almost booked my flight tickets!! Things seem to be falling into place!!

Well I am going to start putting things in my blog as much as possible mainly so I don't forget things and also to give you all updates on how the plans are coming along!!

Well I am going to hit the hay now, cos I have to be up early to fix the front screen on Bertha!!

Posted by machine 14:45 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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