Off to Peru in 2 days, and by the skin of my teeth, am just about ready. Huge flurry of activity last week – final jabs, bought dollars and travellers cheques, bought SPF35, learned how to use my new digital camera, all those things I’d intended to get sorted months ago, but never mind. Work expands (and hopefully contracts) to fill the time available. If only a similar concept applied to my kit and rucksack. That’s my final challenge – to get everything into what is currently looking like an unfeasibly small backpack. And then manage to lift it.