Tuesday, 10 February 2009
What do you pack when you’re going to Spain in February and
· the days can be warm and sunny or cool and raining or a mixture of both
· the nights definitely are cool but could be dry or raining or a mixture of both
· there could be a possibility of snow – it has been known
· you are restricted to one suitcase between two of you and it must not weigh anymore than 32 kg?
Well obviously the one suitcase and weight restriction means that MWM will have to take less so that I can fit in everything I need! As it’s cold here we can’t arrive at the airport in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops; a jacket, trousers and some full shoes are called for, so I suppose that will take care of clothes in case it is snowing.
Do we take swimwear – the pool will be closed and the sea will be freezing. I suppose we could take just one lot in case the weather is hot enough for sunbathing – what do you think?
I guess a couple of pairs of shorts for during the day would be a good idea and of course we (I) can take lots of t-shirts, but maybe a couple of pairs of daytime trousers are called for too? My trusty CROC toe post sandals will be coming with me for daytime – they are the most comfortable toe posts I have and if truth be known I would wear them all year round if the weather permitted. They’re waterproof so if there’s showers it won’t be a problem.
Maybe cropped pants and a couple of skirts, dressy-up tops and a cardigan for evening and a couple of pairs of glittery flip flops?
How much sun cream, bearing in mind we might not see any sun? We usually use P20 once a day sunfilter and a 200ml bottle usually lasts MWM and I just about a week, so perhaps I should get one of those?
I have to take my hairdryer, magnifying mirror (so I can see to put my make-up on – can’t go out without make-up in the evening), must remember the travel alarm, toiletries etc, sunglasses (just in case), reading material, reading glasses, prescription sunglasses in case it’s sunny and I want to read.
Obviously you all know how much room toiletries take up? There’s shampoo, conditioner, hair mousse, hair serum, hairspray, shower gel, body lotion, face cleanser, face toner, eye cream, face moisturiser – and I’m sure I’ve forgotten something!
You see the problem I have – all this is just mine! Perhaps I should book another suitcase in or maybe I should just put a couple of things in a plastic carrier for MWM and he will have to make do!
Oh I just remembered we’re allowed hand luggage too – I might be able to fit a few more clothes and shoes in after all!
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