One year on, I am packing again, but the list is much shorter - none of those camping essentials like blankets, coffee pots, thermals, size D batteries and sleeping bags are needed where we are going. Besides, we are travelling by train, so whatever we need we will have to carry ourselves. There's an incentive to pack light.
We are heading to the Aveyron Gorges in the far south of France, for a week of hiking, biking and eating croissants for breakfast. I think it will be an adventure.
One thing that hasn't changed in a year though, is the ability of lists to calm and reassure me. Just seeing the word 'passports' written down, means that I am not going to forget them. Even if I do have to double and triple check that I have them in my bag, more times than is strictly necessary before we leave....
See you in June!