Off with the blankets. On with the fluffy slippers
Open curtains. Open mouth in a wide yawn
Trip on pile of books in doorway. Stumble towards bathroom
Open bathroom cabinet. Shower warming up
Steam fogging the mirror. Shut shower door
The scent of coconut shower gel
Open shower door. Reach for fluffy towel
Favorite skirt. T-shirt.
Stockings. Shoes. Lip gloss. Hairbrush. Far too much hairspray
Radio on. Kettle on. Dance towards fridge
Check the clock. 7.37am. Sip coffee. Too hot
Toaster pops. Butter spreads. Three mouthfuls. Four
So hungry. Can eat at the airport. Crumbs rinsed off plate
Plant watered. Pick up books from floor
Passport…. where is that passport?? Keys. Purse. Phone.
Cram everything into suitcase. Zip won’t budge
Clock reads 7.59
So late!! Sitting on suitcase. Zip closes at last
Suitcase weighs as much as a small continent
Passport found under bed
Remember to write a note for Mrs Ambrose
Please… water…. begonia…. here is… spare key…..you’re …. a …. star…
I owe you ….a chocolate cake
Oooh!! Phone charger. Undo zipper on suitcase slightly. Re-zip
Toothbrush!! No more room in suitcase
Shove glow in the dark toothbrush in pocket of skirt. Windows closed
Grab library books, note and keys, suitcase, passport
Security alarm set… 3….2…..1…..
Squeeze through front door, turn to pull it closed. Click
Slide note and key under Mrs Ambroses’ door
Deep breath. Let the adventure begin!