Vet appointment for Hugo booked, to get his Animal Health Certificate, timing critical as it has to be dated within a ten day slot before travelling - tick.
Covid tests appointments booked , timing very critical, as they have to be done within 48 hours before travelling - tick.
Documents printed out and compiled - Covid vaccination records, French Engagements sur l'honneur, Eurotunnel Declarations - tick.
Travel insurance policy to cover 90 days and amber listed countries organised - tick.
Care and support put in place for Dad while we're away - tick.
Order dog food to be delivered chez nous as we're not allowed to take any into France.
Rearrange UK house insurance to cover for 90 days' absence.
Print out travel insurance policy and put EHICs in travel folder.
Order number plates for the car and trailer for taking a different car.
Write an inventory of items we're taking with us, the max allowable value being 300€ each.
Amount of time taken so far in organising all the above, hours and hours. Days in fact. Much of it is over and above what was required PB and BC (pre-Brexit and before Covid).
It will be worth every second once we're there.