This is my travelling outfit, it doesn't need to be that comfortable as the flight is only an hour long! But I still like to be comfortable and fairly relaxed when travelling anywhere (No Victoria Beckham style travelling outfits for me!), especially when flying as my feet always swell up (so glamorous) and those airplane seats are anything but comfortable even for just a one hour trip!
I have spent the whole day sorting out the house doing my cleaning and washing that usually gets done over the weekend but obviously wont get done as we are away. I have been running around like a headless chicken and have struggled to get everything done. Every time we go away I promise myself I will be more organised but it never happens. How can I be so organised in my work life (and I mean super organised, I used to be a PA doing high level diary management and arranging travel arrangements etc and now my job involves a need for super organisation as we are so deadline focused and the workload is excessive) and so not organised in my home life? Maybe it is a rebellion against what I have to be like at work? Perhaps if someone paid me to be organised at home, like they do at work, I would be better at it?
I also promised myself I would be minimal in my packing (as I always do) but I failed (as I always do). I am only there for 2 nights and 2 days but so far in my suitcase I have 6 dresses, a pair of jeans, 2 pairs of heeled dressy shoes, a pair of boots, a pair of slippers (wtf?!), 2 pairs of pyjamas, 2 jumpers, a spare coat, a blazer, loads of pairs of tights, more underwear than I could possible wear in a weekend, 2 sets of curling tongs (what?!?!), a massive bag of ALL my makeup, enough toiletries for a small family, the iPad (and I may pack the laptop too lol), magazines, sweets, spare handbag and various other odd bits and bobs. This is ridiculous clearly, but as I was packing I swear I had a valid reason for packing each thing;
"Oh but what if I decide I want smaller curls and have only brought my big barrel tongs, better pack both just in case"
"What if the hotel is cold and they don't have slippers in the rooms, I need to pack these I CAN'T have cold feet"
"I am not sure how dressy Edinburgh is for a night out so I will just pack a selection of dresses and then when we go out for a meal tonight I will look around and see which one to pick for our big night out on Saturday, genius"
"Well I can't just pack one pair of evening shoes as I don't know what dress I will be wearing Saturday night! Better take two then..."
Mr Bertie despairs at me. His packing list includes 3 tshirts, a spare pair of jeans (that I forced him to take as he usually spills curry or something on the pair he is wearing) the right amount of socks and pants for the number of days we are staying, a warm top for under his jacket, some pyjamas (which I also made him pack as he would just sleep in his pants) his toothbrush, aftershave and a small pot of hair product. Now that is a man who can do minimalism.
Anyway, I am not sure why I am bothered, we have a 20kg luggage allowance and to me a luggage allowance is a challenge - how much can I fit in and still just be under the allowance? A very fun game, until you get to the airport and realise you have not weighed it properly and you find yourself opening your suitcase and exposing your underwear to a queue of annoyed holidaymakers behind you whilst you stuff your clothes into nasty plastic airline bags!
Well, I better be off, still got lots to do. Have a great weekend everyone, I will try do mini updates whilst we are there, but if not I will be back with a mega update on Monday with lots of pictures.