Twas the night before Greenbelt…..

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And all through the house………

I have strewn camping equipment – only repacked the rucksack twice today

My brain is awhirl with the things I should take

And a journey ahead is making me wonder

If I should have said I would go?

But I’ve bought the tickets now – so I’m definitely going

To spend a few days

In a field

With a few thousand other people

And while I’m not “sorted for E’s and whizz” – I am definitely sorted for

Teabags, toothpaste, clean knickers and socks

I have cheated a bit.  My dear friend Helen is taking a spare bag – because she is going a day later, in a car (what luxury!) She picked the bag up yesterday – so I can’t repack that one any more.

I’m going to cheat in the morning too – I’m going to get a taxi to the train station – oh shucks, failed at the first fence – so much for independence!

I’ve checked all the train changes – and looked at maps of the various stations online so I can figure out where to run to.  I have to change trains twice tomorrow – and only 9 minutes between trains – eeek!  Am I the only one who worries? Some people seem so laid back about travel – I wish I was.  I can guarantee I will have to nip to the toilet “just once more” at least 3 times while I’m waiting for the taxi.

But then – by tomorrow night, God willing, I will have arrived at greenbelt, put my tent up, had something to eat, blown up my air bed, decorated a star for the URC tent – and be enjoying the atmosphere at what promises to be a most excellent festival. I’m sure it will be worth all the worry – most things are.  Where would we be without a bit of worry – we’d never try anything new!

I am drawing the line at abseiling, zip wires, and anything that’s a bit high – but otherwise – I’m up for giving anything a go!

Oh – and I’ve just had a text message saying if I want to help setting up and painting tomorrow I should bring some old clothes – hahahaha – I wonder where I can fit those????

Not a chance – I’ll just have to walk around in painty clothes.

I have heard that we are going to be tweeted, instagrammed and facebooked throughout the weekend – so keep an eye on social media #URStars and you might just catch a glimpse of me (or someone else you recognise) having fun, and hopefully by then I will be feeling a little less fraught!

Chow for now!

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