First posted 01/12/09

Four days to go until I leave Sand Aire, and I am very much looking forward to it. Administrative preparations are going well: I have bought a folding bike for getting around cheaply, and signed up with Tesco direct in order to have a weekly delivery of cheap shopping. I have discovered various free data sources, including the excellent charting system — I am much less nervous about having adequate data today than I was a few weeks ago!