A day sack, a 65 litre rucksack, a Tesco bag with walking boots and gaiters, and a Tiso bag with bread, croissants (why not?) and fruit for the first night in a youth hostel. Everything a girl needs for 3 days walking and camping in the Scottish hills. This was the waiting-in-the-school-carpark-for-the-bus start of my daughter's Duke of Edinburgh expedition today. I wasn't allowed to take a photo of her ('Mum, don't be embarrassing'), but my daughter is the second pair of legs from the right. Just as I took this shot I heard a wail from nearby. 'Mum, you're so embarrassing!', and saw another mother trying to catch a shot of her daughter.
We're having trouble with our modem just now, which means that loading pages takes so long that I can't get round other blogs as I'd like. I see the thumbnails on my blog, but then can't get into the sites. Frustration.