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Old 01-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #91
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Awww...Love it when I hear that the taxman returned money! Even better when it covers your spending money.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:47 AM   #92
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Yesterday I did manage to get the winter jeans for me and for Mum They are wind-proof, water-proof, and have a polar-fleece lining, so they should be nice and cozy Plus, they were on special for less than half price

I thought of something else to add to the list too Get some cash in Euros, Swiss Francs, and HK dollars.

Print off information I have gathered
Gather paperwork together, make copies of important docs to leave with DH
Book in for a hair cut and eyelash tinting
Make sure I have enough of any prescription meds
Exchange some cash
Check out options for motion sickness meds
Waterproof my boots (bought the waterproofer weeks ago, just need to use it )
Get a few pairs of decent socks
Paint my Disney nails
Start packing!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:00 AM   #93
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I like the last one....start packing. Getting so close now.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #94
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3 weeks to go!

I missed the 3 week countdown post preparing for our camping trip over the weekend, so now it's more like 2 1/2 weeks to go

I haven't really done much this week, so don't really have any updates. I just wanted to do my 3 weeks to go post
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:57 AM   #95
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You're almost in the departure lounge now!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #96
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I noticed that there has been no sign of my tax money yet, and no word from the accountant, so I thought I'd better give them a call just to make sure it's on its way...

Turns out it hasn't been lodged yet! I told the lady I spoke to what my situation is and that the accountant said he would send it off as soon as I replied to his email, and she apologised profusely and assured me that she would lodge it today before she goes. So now I just have to cross my fingers and toes that I get the money in time - it can take up to 14 business days, but apparently it's been pretty quick lately, more like a week. I certainly hope so - it's cutting it a bit fine to organise currency exchanges etc. I'm seriously starting to re-think this accountant - he's good at working the system in our favour, but he's so slack!

So now I'm off to start packing to cheer myself up
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #97
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I hope the money comes soon.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #98
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2 weeks to go!

And I have now started packing!



So far it has all my wintery stuff - big jackets, thermals, fleece-lined jeans, and woolly socks!

And my day pack/carry-on bag...



So far it has paperwork for each destination, plus a beanie, scarf, gloves, leg warmers, and thermal top for when we arrive in Paris! This particular bag is on its last legs. I do intend to buy a Disney messenger bag when I'm over there, but I'll have more than a week of travelling before we get to Disney, so I'll just use this one in the meantime and chuck it when I get a new one.

My paperwork is looking pretty good now - all in its separate folders per destination, and the pink one is stuff that I'll need for the whole trip (my itinerary, travel insurance docs, copy of my passport etc).



I went out for dinner with some friends on Friday night. One of them has a DH who is a travel wholesaler, and had recently been sent some promo items from Disney. So she rocked up with an envelope full of goodies for me I'm using the Main Street USA luggage tag for my trip, and am taking the Adventureland one for Mum (she's a Lion King fan). There was also a Tomorrowland one which I'll save for when we move house and I need to change the address



There were also some new DLR pins



It was so sweet of him to think of me, and it totally made my night!

Now, how's that list looking?

Print off information I have gathered - in progress
Gather paperwork together, make copies of important docs to leave with DH - in progress
Book in for a hair cut and eyelash tinting - still need to do
Make sure I have enough of any prescription meds - done, all good!
Exchange some cash - this will depend on when I get some money!
Check out options for motion sickness meds - still need to do
Waterproof my boots (bought the waterproofer weeks ago, just need to use it ) - done
Get a few pairs of decent socks - done, and packed
Paint my Disney nails - won't do until the last minute (my nails never last!)
Start packing! - in progress

I've come up with a Plan B in case the tax money doesn't turn up in time. I have managed to save (with a LOT of effort and willpower) nearly $900 towards my NEXT Disney trip (see signature) Worst case, I can transfer this back to my accessible account and use that until the tax money comes in. It will definitely be a last resort option, as if I take any money out of that account I don't get any interest for the month. But as soon as the tax money comes in I'll get DH to transfer it to my account, pay back my savings, pay off my credit card, and have the rest to use as spending money
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:19 AM   #99
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Looking really really good!
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #100
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Less than 1 week!

I was relieved that my tax money came in yesterday, so I was able to order my currency. Turns out it's ready now! But they say you need to allow 3 business days so glad it's done now anyway. I will collect it at the airport on my way through Thursday afternoon.

Packed a few more things through the week, found my power adapter and other travel essentials. I'll be able to start packing things like my pyjamas and chargers for my cameras and maybe Garmin (GPS enabled sports watch).

Just need to print out a few more things and put in my paperwork folders, and finish off packing as I can.

So how's the list going?

Print off information I have gathered - in progress
Gather paperwork together, make copies of important docs to leave with DH - in progress
Book in for a hair cut and eyelash tinting - done
Exchange some cash - done
Check out options for motion sickness meds - done, stocked up on Travacalm with antihistamine
Paint my Disney nails - won't do until the last minute (my nails never last!)
Start packing! - in progress

I've only got 3 working days to go, got Thursday off altogether in case I need to take public transport to the airport. If that happens I will need to leave at about 11am for a 5pm flight... So fingers crossed DH can take me!

I'm so excited and cannot wait for Thursday to get here! I may or may not do more updates here in the meantime, and may or may not update while I'm away. Certainly won't be a live TR or anything, but maybe just a brief overview of where we are and what we've been doing.

If not, see you on the other side!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:23 PM   #101
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #102
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Have a great time. Can't wait to read along. Safe travels.
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Safe travels!! Looking forward to the other side.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:50 PM   #105
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Thanks for the send-off everyone

Turns out DH can take me to the airport, but I was ready at about 7am so now I'm just waiting waiting waiting for him to get home so we can go!
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