I'm recently back from an interesting trip to Spain. Chris came out there with me for the first week and then flew home and then my friend Di came over for a few days. Which meant I was out there longer than my usual trip. I still only took hand luggage, which presents it's own challenges but as I have proved to myself - not impossible. The main and most obvious thing is to take enough stoma supplies. I flew Ryanair (other airlines are available), they're a cheap and cheerful (really? did I just use the word cheerful in conjunction with Ryanair?!?!? hahahahahaha) the best thing about them though is they allow two pieces of hand luggage on board. Which makes flying out on a 10 day holiday with hand luggage only very very do able. That said I did have to take less shoes which is almost a tragedy in itself but I coped. ;)
I've always bestowed the virtue of patterns, and on this holiday I noticed my pattern du jour was stripes! I didn't consciously pack only striped outfits, no matter how it appears, but clearly I do like stripes very much.
They do the job in hand ie distract and detract from the shape and outline of my bag. Most patterns do it too, but there's something very fresh and summery about stripes. A wardrobe staple I'd say.
Shirt from Lacoste, vest top from Gerry Weber, Jeans from Topshop - Joni's, Shoes from Levi's, Hair piece from a wig shop in Lakeside.
This is my new beach outfit...I don't get to go to the beach very often. I am married to the most wonderful husband anyone could ask for, he's amazing, the only down side to him is he's near phobic of sand! I know, weird right!! Anyway, my friend Di loves the beach so I was able to get down there.
Bikini from Gok Wan at Sainsbury's, Chiffon trousers Gok again...although I'm sure you worked that out for yourself ;) Sunglasses Jimmy Choo, Hat from Sainsbury's, Shoes from Ferragamo, smile from ear to ear - all mine because I'm on a beach!
Packing wisely with cabin luggage only is the key, really think about what can be worn twice. That way there's enough room for stoma bags, black sacks and sprays. I buy kitchen roll when I arrive on holiday to save carrying it with me.
Happy holidays all. x