A couple of people asked how I manage with only 10kg of hand luggage for a 10 day holiday, so I thought I’d do a quick post on the subject before we head off to Bristol Airport in an hour or so.
The short answer is: I cheat!
We are going to stay at my parents’ villa, and we already have quite a lot of stuff there. I leave shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, sun tan lotions and aftersun, hair products, mossie spray etc all there, which cuts down enormously on the amount of toiletries I need to take with me. We also leave flip flops there, which saves taking those with us, and I send over a few books with Mum & Dad when they drive over and hence have loads of space in the car to fill, earlier in the year.
Luckily the part of Spain we go to is not smart at all, so clothing requirements are minimal. (When we go to Greece, the resort we go to is really dressy and I like to have loads of different outfit options for the evenings, so I don’t think I could do that holiday with hand luggage only). In my suitcase are:
- 3 swimsuits
- 2 sarongs/kaftans
- 2 pairs of linen trousers
- Four lightweight tops for evening wear
- 2 pairs shorts
- 2 day time t shirts
- 5 pairs of knickers
- 1 pair flat sandals
William’s suitcase contains:
- 2 pairs swimming trunks
- 4 t shirts
- 2 pairs cropped trousers
- 2 shirts
- 3 socks, 4 boxers
We have a washing machine at the villa which is very useful. Again, not sure I could do 10 days with hand luggage only without a washing machine available.
Make-up wise, I take as little as possible. Sample sizes are great for holidays, and products that can be used for more than one thing. Cleanser and toner are replaced by a pack of face wipes, for example.
Here’s what I’ve taken this time:
I’ve also packed my iPad, some jewellery, my birthday cards, birthday cards and a very small present for Dad, three books for William, my Babyliss Big Hair hairdryer which I cannot live without, despite the fact it’s rather bulky(!), and a large box of Tampax. Not to mention passports, tickets, Euros, driving licences etc. And my Gucci evening bag.
My case weighs 9.4 kg, Will’s is 5.5 kg, and Ashley hasn’t yet packed his as he’s still at the office. He did mention he needed to take his laptop, so I’m guessing his will be near to the 10kg mark, as his laptop’s quite heavy.
Right, that’s it for now, folks.
Toodleoo, and back soon xx