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As I mentioned in a previous post, I can be a little obsessive/compulsive when it comes to certain situations.

One of these is travelling, which I seem to be doing a lot since retiring.

Although we do not leave for our trip until Thursday, I have been preparing for the past 2 weeks. Ever since booking it actually.

The futon in our spare bedroom is strewn with items that I think I may want to take. Some things get removed from the pile and others replace them as I think endlessly about the potential weather conditions, where we shall be walking, do I need to cover up against mosquitos etc etc etc.

Shoes, sandals, trainers, sun hat are added to the pile then swapped around.

As I don't like dragging a large or heavy suitcase around, everything has to fit into a small case or rucksack so the options are limited.

This trip will be a girlie trip so we shall be dressing up a little in the evenings. Something I don't have the opportunity to do when travelling with P.  

I expect I shall be doing several dry-runs over the next few days, packing and repacking to make sure everything fits into the bag!


8 comments:

  1. I always used to overpack. More luggage to keep track of but it was nice to know I had everything I could possibly need. These days I don't travel, but if I did I would want to pack lightly to keep everything manageable for moving around. I see those nice travel pieces in catalogs - tops, bottoms and sweaters or jackets that are all interchangeable and don't wrinkle. Seems like they're on to something!

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    1. I shall see how much I can squeeze in. Packing cubes are great for compressing everything without creasing it all.

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  2. A few counselling sessions should expel this obsession.

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    1. Oh but how to choose the right counsellor. Which one would be right for me? How long should each session take? What would they advocate? Oh, so many things to consider....

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  3. Can rucksack and dressing up go together. Good luck.

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    1. Hmmm. I think a small carry-on size case will be my eventual choice. But checked in so I don't have to fight the masses for overhead locker space!

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  4. I've packed for six weeks away and will get it all into a large hold all and another bag for shoes and accessories. I do have a basic wardrobe in my caravan that I can draw from so it's not as little as it sounds!
    Good luck!

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    1. Mine has to fit within an airline approved size bag so definitely crease resistent clothes! Luckily I am only a shoe size 4 so not too much space needed for the shoes.

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