We have been given a list of items to pack, so this process has just begun. My contribution to the packing pile so far consists of a couple of bin liners (mother’s practical thinking of dirty, muddy clothes), some sun cream and some underwear. My No. 2 has added three big books (his latest addiction is Chris Ryan), some lego and Hector his cuddly dog. He evidently thinks (or hopes) he is going to have lots of free time. Not a bad start, but I think I might need to closely oversee further packing operations.