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Now, I was all set with a blog post for tonight but because distracted by stuff so I ran out of time. No matter. It will keep.

I despise packing and always leave it to the last minute. No matter how organised I think I am, I always find myself late the night before we leave doing last-minute organising.

I’m more or less packed now to leave for Andalusia in the morning. We’re off to Granada to follow the Bromley Youth Concert Band who have been invited to perform in the Spanish equivalent to the Edinburgh Festival, so I’m told.

Sicily last year was such great fun that we’d like to do it again. Can you see that I’ve packed my hat from last year? Lots of parents report that their teenagers would hate them to follow them on tour but ours don’t seem to mind and we try to be relatively unobtrusive. We AREN’T the ones waving maniacally from the third row back with our large videocamera.

Anyway, this is probably the only chance we’ll have to get away for a while so I’m going to take full advantage. I’m not sure if I’m bikini-ready but this time I haven’t even packed my gym stuff.

I still have stuff to do so this will have to do for tonight.I can hear poor Oscar downstairs yipping because he wants to be with us. He knows something’s afoot. Hasta mañana, I believe they say. (I speak barely a word of Spanish.)