All went well yesterday for our journey to Guernsey. The only time I was fearful was as we approached security and I realised that I had absolutely no idea at all what the 4 year old had packed in her trunki. It could have been full of scissors and kitchen knives for all I knew. When questioned (by me) she denied possessing any guns or knives but confessed to having drugs in there (together, it transpired with a tea set and a cross from her Easter service at school.)
With only a 15kg baggage allowance between the three of us we had to pack light. With that in mind I planned my outfits in advance taking into account that we were likely to be doing the following : Collecting eggs from the ducks (muddy) going on the beach and rockpooling (sandy/wet) eating ice creams (potentially messy) – you get the idea. So I laid my clothes out and named them as follows : nautical/ice cream//layering. Packing like this really organises your thoughts and stops you from taking items that are unlikely to be worn. Here are the photos of each outfit:
To travel I wore the Cos shirt dress which I wore earlier in the week (which I had actually managed to wash and iron in between!) with green River Island jeans and patent loafers. I should really have belted the shirt dress but I just wanted to be comfortable for travelling.
I am going to get my Guernsey jumper made today which I am really looking forward to. Alexa Chung has helped to maket them popular again as apparently Colin Firth, after wearing a Guernsey in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Now imagine bumping him today. What a nice thought!