Things have arrived from afar. David's Paramo jacket and smock have arrived along with new Trezeta boots. We both like Trezeta, my old ones were the most comfortable I'd ever had and never had a blister with them, but then I went right the way through the soles. I'd always wanted a good leather pair, hence the Brashers last year. I don't regret them, I will wear them in, but the odd blister can be frustrating. His are Peak, so we'll see how he gets on with them. I got new socks, see if that helps with the blisters and we got a new tent.
That brings the collection to four now, the palatial family tent, (ridiculous in wind, but necessary for a fortnight family holiday for six, even when you're not tall. It's nice to be able to stand upright), Aedan's tent, usually for garden use but quite functional, our Adrenaline, which may not be lightweight, but is dry and snug for two and we can split the weight between us and now the Falcon Deluxe tent for four, so for a short notice, good weather weekend trip, we can throw that (for the children) and the Adrenline in the boot with minimum 'stuff' and away for a couple of nights. Two bedrooms is necessary for them, now Rhiannon's a teenager and the 'lounge' space could be useful if caught out. Oh, my Montane Anti-freeze arrived too, yey! Shame it's not cold enough to try it out.
No, I didn't really think that, honest.
Yes, I am very excitable, sorry.
I have been thoroughly enjoying the updates on a few of the blogs I've been following about their TGOCs, it's all very inspiring. I just hope my name comes out of the hat and I can have a shot next year. Mind you, just keep applying if I don't I guess! Theirs will all be over by the end of the week and I'll re-read their accounts to see what tips and ideas I can pick up.