Listening to: Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
Packing: my undies
Trying to find: train tickets
It's been a beautiful day on Westray. The sunshine was actually warm for the first time in months. The sea shimmered and when it clouded over later in the afternoon, the rays of sunlight broke through in places to reflect off the water.
Excellent time to be packing my bags and going all the way to Devon, just as (if Radio 5 is anything to go by) England seems to be on the verge of disappearing under water.
Still, my mum is only going to be 80 once, so I'm off on my travels again.
I fly from Westray to Kirkwall tomorrow, having spent several happy minutes in our airport terminal. . .
. . . then it's bus to Stromness, ferry to Scrabster, bus to Thurso, train to Inverness.
Overnight in Inverness, followed by the 5am train to Edinburgh, change at Waverley onto the 10.05am direct to Exeter, collecting The Youngest at Birmingham New Street on the way through.
It's never going to go smoothly, is it?