Matt is going to find out that being away will test his OCD

Karel Doubleday, who used her mum's blue badge so she could park close to her workplace

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On top of the preparations that went into sorting my birthday celebrations, I’ve been pretty damn busy organising our 14-week round-the-world trip filming for a new TV travel series. We set off next Thursday!

Trying to pack your life up for that long is one hell of a feat, although I’m thrilled we now have a house-sitter to look after our little pad.

I just hope when we come back it’s the same as we left it, otherwise OCD Matt will know.

He can tell within seconds if someone’s been in the house, either because the remote controls have changed places on the couch or there’s a cup in the sink.

I’m quite the opposite. I feel he has one hell of a shock coming as life away for longer than a couple of weeks will test his OCD levels.