So here we are, I'm organised and ready to go.
For our holiday this year we went to a beautiful village called St Dogmaels which is in west Wales, near Cardigan on the River Teifi.
Our cottage was near the top of a steep hill above the village. It was surrounded by fields and hedgerows and lots of space.
I'd decided before we went that I wanted a nice relaxed holiday.
We visited Cardigan.
Walked along the river.
Inspected the ruined abbey in the village.
Admired the countryside.
Made friends with the wildlife.
I got plenty of knitting and reading done and we took a pile of DVDs to watch. We also watched the daily stages in the Tour de France - watching those cyclists climbing the mountains of the Pyrennees was about as strenuous as the holiday got.
Congratulations to Bradley Wiggins, first British winner ever of the Tour de France - love the sideburns.
I now feel wonderfully refreshed, batteries are fully charged and I'm ready for anything.