I have been to many holidays and done all the packing on my own but I have never been this stressed just before a holiday.
To start off with, it has been busy at work which means I have to finish a long list of things before I go. On top of that we are flying out on a weekday at 6.30 am. I am working until the day before so all I have is a few hours after work to sort millions of things.
Last weekend, we decided to start packing so we would have less hassle at the last minute. I packed all my summer clothes and was so happy to see that the suitcase was not too stuffy and quit light. I am one of those persons who don’t know what “light travel” means. I shop wherever I go so I end up carrying luggage to the weight limit of the air carrier.
Anyway I thought I would have an easy few days before we fly out but luck was not on my side. Yesterday we decide to check the weather for the places we are going to just to make sure that we were packing for the right weather. I was disappointed to see that most of the places we are going to will be under 20 degree Celsius if we are lucky, otherwise it is going to be below 15.
One of the main reasons I picked this time of the year to go away was to avoid the winter in Australia but most importantly, the places we are going should have had the end of spring and start of summer, perfect travel time. But I didn’t realise that the weather of the rest of the world is different toAustralia. Here spring and summer are quite warm. So I was packing according to that but to my dismay last night I had to repack everything. I took half of my summer dresses out and instead I had to put in sweaters and jackets. Yes, you guessed it right. Now the suitcase is so bulky that I can’t zip it up!
I’m now waiting for my husband to finish his packing so that I can transfer some of my stuff into his suitcase. Guess I should say that, that is one of the perks of being married. We can share luggage space (I mean to say, I can take his share of luggage space as well 🙂 ).
We were up till late last night and I woke up early this morning and now my head is pounding. God I have never felt this bad before I travel, ever.
I am hoping everything will go well and this holiday will go as I planned. After all this is my dream holiday that I have been planning for a long time.
Yes we face the same nightmare, except that our packing nightmare is not while packing for the vacation but while returning home & trying to fit in all the unnecessary stuff we have bought during holidays!
That is so true with me as well. My suitcase is already getting heavier so don’t know what is going to happen at the end of the trip :). We have just finished 4 days out of 28 🙂
Yes, traveling with your love is not only great for the companionship but also to take up some of their suitcase space…and plus, they carry your bags for you! haha
Exactly my though Frances. Glad I have someone who is travelling with me who shares his suitcase space with me 🙂
I know that. me too same problem, if I m go to travel.
Where do you go? Europe?,
Right here is cold this time. Actually we have 25 degree, but this year is a cold spring time.
2 Nights before we had minus degree.
Dont worry you dont need stole, gloves and cup…………hahahahha so cold isen’t it.
I wish you a perfect holliday with the perfect weather.
You’ll need all your summer clothes here in Dubai.. but UK is miserable. I was expecting some sunshine myself.. but be sure to carry your umbrella.. its raining cats and dogs.. British summer is like an Indian Monsoon. But I think there is a little bit of sun shining and sunset is around 9.30pm, so you should be a little luckier than me! 🙂 Have fun and hope to see you around tomorrow girl! 🙂
Thanks Tasha 🙂
I love packing! Oh well. 🙂
ohoo then I want ur help gal :). I wish I have a friend like you 🙂
I know how you feel! Packing can be a stressful, time-consuming and sometimes difficult task.
I hate packing winter clothes. They are so bulky and takes so much space. I can’t imagine how hard it has been for you to pack while leaving Nepal. I am away only for 4 weeks and I am having nightmare.
It’s naturally hectic, but deep breath, relax, and have fun!
Thanks nelle..Hope everything will be done by tonight 🙂