One year to go, one month to go and suddenly we’re at one week to ago…..our first International trip is nearly upon us.  Excited yes, nervous yes, ready ……..what have I forgotten? Paperwork checked double checked and triple checked, hoodies arrived, neckerchiefs ready, international badges sewn on to uniforms …..sewing onto those Guide stripey polo shirts is simply NOT as easy as it looks….how can the bottom of the badge line up along the line, but the top edge doesn’t? Packing. That’s next. What’s the weather going to throw at us? It was snowing just last week and this week looks like a heat wave. Think we had better be prepared for all eventualities.