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Day 339: Crossing Things Off

In seven shifts and twelve hours of working time, plus a few days off, I am heading overseas for a hiking holiday. A continuation of a journey: Land's End to John O'Groats. I need to get some things. It's always best to make a list. And cross it off.

  • Fabric for a Brownie Uniform: my hikes have 'B' based themes
  • Fabric for a Brownie Smock
  • Sundries for sewing a Brownie uniform and a Brownie smock Sewing in progress as we speak!
  • Brownie badges: only ones whose skills I can justifiably say I possess Handcrafts, Traveller, Literary Arts, Camp Craft, Communications, Emergency, Weather: I am skilled in all of those, and if you are questioning the last, I am a signed-up and paid-up active member of the Cloud Collectors community
  • An orange tie: to wear with my Brownie outfits Gifted from my boy
  • A white shirt: ditto
  • A brown beanie
  • Gloves Black, not white like Brownies, but, hey, white is a nightmare on a hike!
  • Wool Socks Some bought, some gifted—Thanks B——
  • Undies
  • Cargo Pants Well, okay, I bought two pairs. One for hiking and a skinny pair for being a fashionista in.

List_Addict               Irene

  • Gaiters The camping shop gave me the missing piece off the ones I already had and saved me a bit of money!
  • Pack Cover
  • A better Day Pack than the saggy one I currently have
  • A better Lap Bag than the baggy one I currently have
  • Merino Thermal Top Quality merino on special, yay!
  • Merino Thermal Leggings Ditto
  • Bicycle shorts
  • Camera Case Not the specific one I needed, but close enough
  • ear-Pods (earphones for i-Pods) Gifted—Thanks V——
  • i-Books set in Scotland to read while I am in Scotland How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman (Glasgow); The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (remote unnamed Scottish village); and; One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (Edinburgh)
  • Antihistamine cream for horse-fly bites
  • Hayfever pills for the worst hayfever I ever get
  • Other sundry toiletries

The Outfit
Dress: Op-shopped
Jacket: Thrifted, Savers in Lubbock, Texas
Shoes: Irregular Choice 'Fresh Cut Grass'

Photographer de Jour: Moi

Who Wore It Better?

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  1. You are rocking this look! Thanks for linking up with Stylish Tuesday!


  2. Oh boy! I can't wait to see your Brownie outfit! I think I had a total of six badges when my Mom let me finally quit. LOL If you have any notes on how to tie that brownie scarf I'd love to hear them. It took me years to master that and of course I have totally forgotten. I think it would be a cool knot to do. I must look online.

    So happy you have another great voyage planned.

    What is happening on the house hunting front?


  3. A lot of bloggers are posting lists right now. Makes me realize how lazy I've been haha. Good for you for accomplishing things :)


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