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I am currently sat in my office in what can only be described as tropical conditions readying myself for something I have never done before…

Tomorrow I set out on the Allen family adventure to deepest France.

I am currently going through the “what have I forgotten to do” stage and am busy writing lists then checking them off, then writing more lists for all the things I have forgotten.

The three items I definitely won’t forget is portable DVD players, Google maps and the ”TSS life saver going abroad pack”.

Had I not spoken to my Car and Van Hire manager Scott about this I wouldn’t have known when travelling in France that all these items were required.

The kit consists of high vis vests, breathalysers, a spare bulb kit, warning triangle, first aid kit, head light deflectors and of course the GB sticker. No person should go to France without it.

I’m sure they won’t be needed but it’s nice to travel in some comfort knowing that if I am stopped by the police I have all that is required.

The holiday will of course be an amazing success, I have won several “dad points” with the children as the site we are staying at has a swimming pool in the garden and we will be travelling there in a car on a train under the sea.

The expression on my sons face when I told him these facts are worth the cost of the holiday alone.

So all I need to do now is pack the car tonight and set the alarm for 3.30am when the adventure will begin.