New things have been winging their merry little way to me. Everything but one item I ordered is here. The one item, the one I was most excited about, is currently out of stock. Everywhere including the manufacturers. So, I either wait until September, when it will become available again, or find an alternative. It was my luxury item, a down jacket, Montane's Anti-Freeze. I hate being cold of an evening when I've stopped walking for the day and this fitted the bill, cosy, highly water resistant and even looked nice (practical often doesn't look pretty and that has to come bottom of the list of requirements, even for a girl!). Having done a lot of research on this, I know there's not much else out there that tickled my fancy. Pants. I'm gonna have to be patient. I don't do patient. Ask the children!
Anyway, the Montane Dynamo soft shell and Montane Quattro are exactly as imagined and fit the bill, so it's a start. Mustn't wear them too much and wear them out before the main event, but I like new kit and I like using it, pretty pointless other wise! The titanium spork? Well, I just had to. I don't have any backpacking cutlery, I usually pinch David's, so now I do! Best excuse I could come up with.
Had another parcel too, but that was for my other passion, cooking, so is completely irrelevant apart from the impact it has on my fitness and training...
(And Conall had parcels too, it's his birthday, 8 years old today. Speaking of cooking, got a cake to bake!)