Keeping organised on travels!

Well, as you may have read/seen online, I am heading off to Finland! This trip is a university self-led expedition, and I’m going with two others in my group. Our aim of the trip is to see and photograph/film bears. However, I’m also hoping to see lots of other wildlife, get some nice landscapes/starscapes and some timelapse videos! The second half (or ‘alf – as I said in my expectations video!) will take us up to Rovaniemi, which is just on the edge of the Arctic Circle. It’s not very likely mid-April, but I am kind of hoping to see the Northern Lights! Let’s hope they’re feeling generous 😉

Right now, I am making my way down to London, ready for the early flight on Wednesday morning!

Anyway, over the past 6 months or so I’ve been using a pocket mode Filofax to plan this expedition, and it will be coming with me! (Thanks to Janet @ This Bugs Life! – The Filofax Project)

One of the main tabs in the filofax will of course be the ‘important’ tab. Here I’m writing down things like my passport info, insurance info, emergency contacts and the like… Just in case!

Under my travel tab I have written down every step of my travel. So I have all the times, the places I’m going and the places I will be next… I feel so much more comfortable travelling when I can look at something and see all the times at a glance! On the other side of this page has the travel information for when I’m actually in Finland.

The itinerary section has a piece of notepaper with the general plans, and behind the empty timetable I also have some WO2P diary pages so I can write what we’re doing each day.

And finally, I have my passport in the pocket, my train tickets to London and also have my EHIC card in the plastic wallet on the left!

All organised with the important information all written down… I think I’m ready!

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Wishing away…

Things that I’ve been wanting lately…

1: Garmin Forerunner 10
I’ve been wanting one of these for ages. I’m just saving up my Amazon giftcard balance – currently at £30 thanks to surveys that I’ve done this year! I’m really wanting to buy one before my 10k race in July, so hopefully I’ll have added a little more to my giftcard!

2: The Sims 3: University Life
I love The Sims 3, I really do! It’s just something fun to do when really bored… and procrastinating 😉

3: Tablet cover/case
This is just super cute! I love it!

4: Midori Traveler’s Notebook
This has been on my wishlist for a while now, but they’re just so expensive (when you add all the inserts too!) that I just can’t bring myself to buy it. Well, I can’t afford it right now… Poor student. I’m really hoping to get one ready for my university expedition next year though!

5: Tree Wallpaper
I’m moving rooms soon, when my sister moves into her new house, and I really want to use this type of wallpaper on one wall! It looks so pretty!


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