BREAKFAST finishes at 9am, so we’re downstairs five minutes before and have a pretty good breakfast.

I get some work done before the 10am checkout, then we’re on the road heading for Dover. We stop at Costco in Thurrock for some lunch and pick up some supplies for later plus spare batteries – AAs for my wireless guitar transmitter and AAAs for the wee LED decorative lights we put on the merch table.

Margaret found a cheapo deal on a Ramada hotel just a few miles from the ferry terminal and we’re soon set up in our room.

My monthly eNewsletter isn’t scheduled to go out until Sunday (first of the month!) but our schedule in France could be quite hectic, so I write/design it and schedule it to go out automatically on the day. I also send tour date info to all the main monthly magazines etc.

We have a relaxing evening and an early night…don’t wanna miss the ferry tomorrow!