Questival Checklist (7 Days)

Well, here we are. Only a week to go, but I’m just about ready. Nearly. Just a couple of massive chores to complete, and a few thousand little ones. The most important things though – the things that will actually get me out of the country – I’ve done. So that’s something. Look!

Buy video camera
*CHECK*

Visit mother and say goodbye
*CHECK*

Notify bank of strange movements
*CHECK*

Find passport
*CHECK*

Buy travel insurance
*CHECK*

Get fired and alienate yourself from London magazine publishing world
*CHECK*

Buy tent
*CHECK*

Decide on first destination
*CHECK* (Spain)

Figure out how to get there
*CHECK* (plane)

Buy ticket
*CHECK*

Arrange accommodation for arrival
UM…

Learn Spanish
¡SÍ, SEÑOR! (estoy bromeando)

Borrow a Spanish phrasebook
*CHECK*

Spend penultimate weekend in the country in the countryside cementing growing reputation for being ‘a stoner’ and playing frenzied guitar
*CHECK*

Pay taxes from two years ago

UM…

Fill in tax return for last year
UM…

Realise laptop is in such an appallingly bad way that you’ll never be able to edit any of the films you make as you go
*CHECK*

Make last changes to novel which hopefully agent can sell within a month or two and enable you to buy a new laptop and keep going for a while longer
*CHECK*

Read article entitled The Art of Round the World Trip Packing
*CHECK*

Mostly ignore article entitled The Art of Round the World Trip Packing
*CHECK*

Start packing
*CHECK*

 

Now, apart from the things I’m not going to be able to do (buy new glasses, arrange dental check-up, learn ukulele), is there anything I’ve missed?

 

No? Excellent.

 

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