So what do I pack for the UK next week? Is it really that bad that I just need to take jumpers and jeans?:( Am I being crazy if I pack shorts or a skirt? Is it really going to be wellies and rain coats? To be honest I don’t mind the rain too much – we had torrential down pours here yesterday and it was lovely – I miss it in an odd way. But rain for 2 weeks in the UK will restrict my footwear choice – i.e. no suede, and also means my bags will be heavier with colder weather clothes – unfortunately rain in the UK does not equate to saunas and steam room heat and humidity like it does here…I’m slowly building a pile of possible items to take but I’m now getting to the stage where I am throwing things at the pile for the hell of it. I need to keep reminding myself that I am not Victoria Beckham and will not be wining and dining every night in Bury’s finest establishments – therefore I do not need 3 pairs of ‘going out’ shoes, a pair of heeled boots, or a pair of strappy sandals. I WILL be going out though and obviously if I am seeing people from my past i.e. school etc…then I need to look drop dead gorgeous, skinny and fabulous so maybe I do need some heels?:) Shallow indeed;)
Yesterday afternoon I went shopping with Poppy for gifts for the nephews and nieces and my sister’s birthday gift. I truly am creating a diva – while at the Jo Malone counter in Saks she was asking very relevant questions about certain scents and then had the audacity to ask for extra samples – I love her nerve! We then had fun at the library doing much more sensible things for a 6 year old like signing up to the book club. I LOVE libraries – even the smell of the old books appeals to my inner nerd…entering one takes me straight back to school – I really did like to study!
Today after her gymnastics camp I’ve promised to take her to watch the new Madagascar movie. I’m quite relieved to have something to fill my afternoon given the demo of the bathroom is in full swing – the last place I want to be right now is home. I’m looking forward to my popcorn:)
I was again very uninspired with what to wear – I think it’s because I feel overwhelmed with packing and wading through my clothes – it’s times like these I can really see the benefit of a capsule wardrobe. Anyway I picked out my J.Crew skirt from a couple of years ago, Zara Union Jack tee (feeling a little patriotic with the imminent trip and England’s not too shabby performance yesterday in Euro 2012!), and then I opted for my Frye Sabrina’s in clay which I’d probably take to England were it not for the hassle of taking them on and off at airport security – and I don’t want to pack them as they will take up precious cargo space! So sorry for the rubbish photo again – ’tis dark in the basement!
I’m about to embark on my own packing nightmare. Seven weeks in New England calls for one of everything and my goal this year was to pack “light!” And by the way… your outfit today is downright cute! We are having the same weather making any motivation to dress unattainable!
7 weeks!! Have a fabulous time!!! We need to start some virtual marathon training when you return!!:)
Definitely wellies. You might have seen we have flooding everywhere at the moment so be prepared! It’s a good old rainy British summer!!
My Hunters won’t fit:( Will maybe have to get some cute ankle Hunters while I’m there??!
Thanks for the chuckle and good luck with your packing. When i went back to the UK for 10 days last summer (from ATL)…and i have to say i always take hand luggage only. I took some lovely shoes and skirts though….and a brand new tracksuit from Victoria Secrets (to travel in) well the shoes and skirts did NOT get worn. It was so cold. One day we sat outside (Derbyshire) and ate lunch and all my family said what a lovely English summers day it was…i was sat there shivering!!!! Yes that ‘leisure suit’ got worn most days, along with the lovely top matched with jeans. I dont think we got the rain that they seem to have there right now (hope maybe it will have dried up for a bit by your trip) But i would definately say less summer clothes and more warm clothes…what you end up needing (just incase of a heatwave!!??) you will have to go shopping for and get a bit of retail therapy!!!
I wish hand luggage only was an option but with 2 kids I can’t get away with it! Don’t worry I have packed my sweat pants:) I packed some running gear and questioned my sanity for picking out shorts and a vest top – went back for the running capris instead!
LOVE the boots!
Thanks – me and my Fryes are inseparable:)