‘Five types of moisturiser?’ said Nick, ‘Really?’

That was yesterday, when I realised that half of what I wanted, or needed, to take wouldn’t actually go in my 60+10 litre pack.

So, this afternoon, with some help from our cat Juno, we set about reducing the contents of the bag. I can now close it with everything in, but even Nick conceded that I really haven’t got more than essentials. Honestly. Moisturisers are reduced to: lip salve, hand cream, a general and an intensive moisturiser – all in tiny tubes.

All that remains to do now is to collapse with a chilled glass of wine, enjoy a supper cooked by someone else and to snuggle down in my bed before departure tomorrow.