Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Packing.


I mentioned recently that I'm off to Australia, quite soon, for about 6 weeks. It'll be Autumn when I arrive in Queensland, so choosing, and packing, clothes is a nightmare.

En route I shall be visiting London, Bangkok, and Dubai, giving me just about every weather combination imaginable. So do I take a raincoat, a heavy sweater, and thermal undies? Or do I just make do with T shirts and swim-wear? An umbrella might be handy, as well as gumboots!

I shall also be taking a few gifts for my daughter and the boys. Paté, toys, books; all have to go in as well.

With an allowance of just 20 kgs (because I'm using various different airlines) my packing needs to be very well honed.

As Cro keeps reminding me.... 'When travelling, take half the amount of clothes you think you'll need, and twice the amount of money!' I think I may have to heed his advice this time.

8 comments:

  1. So helpful to have a wise husband at times like these! Glad you are listening.

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  2. Every time I go away I never get past the top two layers lol..we are in N.S.W. and it is really cold here today,we have had no summer,even though Qld has been so wet I don't think you'll be cold,just bring a cardigan ..lol and gumbooots and woolies..gosh who knows what to bring the world is crazy in its weather! I imagine the little grandchildren are so excited and your daughter too,she would be craving a hug from Mum.Have a safe journey.

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  3. Don't know what it is like where T. is but here in N.Z. we have had no summer and now autumn has come on very suddenly. I even have the pot-belly stove lit today.

    Presume you are not visiting N.Z. this time.

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  4. Thanks but I think the Wellies won't fit! I'm not too bothered with the weather
    As the main reason is to see the grandchildren. Can't wait but not looking forward to the journey. Wish the dirty stop in would come with me.

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  5. Definitely take the umbrella!

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  6. And take that dog out of your suitcase. Monty stays in France!

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  7. How lovely to find the other half of Lord Magnon. I will worry now for the safety of all at Magnon Towers until you return to restore order! Hopefully Cro's blog will alert you to the worst crimes. Have a good holiday, Jan.

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  8. We used to rent a flat in Verteillac, near Riberac until ill health clipped my husband's wings. Love the area. Still visit though and husband is playing his hurdy gurdy there this summer at their festival. Jan.

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