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City Break, how to pack for a 2 night trip

The dreaded word, packing. Potentially the bain of every travellers life. But fear no more, here I’m going to attempt to guide you on how to pack accordingly for a 2 night city break.

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First things first; check the current temperature of your destination (you don’t want to be taking your daisy dukes to Iceland) Ok, I’m going to take winter for example as I’m currently packing for Amsterdam.

1. Trousers: think versatile, choose one pair of trousers that will double up for the night with a good top.

2. Layers: one of the more important tips, put on a cami, jumper and then your coat. If for some freak reason the temperatures changes dramatically then your geared for all eventualities, well kind of.

3. Bottle: don’t go trying to cart your full tube of Wella shampoo and conditioner, it’s far more logical to buy some small containers from Boots, Primark or wherever, and fill it with a reasonable amount to get you by.

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So your list of necessities:

4 tops (3day 1night), 1 pair of trousers, 1 pair of leggings, 1 coat, 1 dress, 3 sets of undies, 1 set of PJ’s & and limited array of toiletries. Oh and potentially one of the more useful accessories for when you just need to sleep (courtesy of Urban Outfitters):

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Voila, and there you have it, how to pack light for your city break. Enjoy!

Wedding; Dad tied the knot.

Last month was chaotic, from wedding dress shopping to photo frame decorating we all jumped on board to help my Dad and, now Wife, prepare to tie the knot!

Having slightly neglected my blog over the last few months I felt I owed it the low down of the day.. or more importantly, the outfit!

Weddings are stressful, particularly for women looking to find that perfect dress, and no, I don’t even mean the bride! I mean the guests! .. I spent what felt like decades looking for the right dress, trying on frocks from the likes of Ted Baker, French Connection and Reiss yet failing epically. I enjoy a statement piece and so a neutral colour was not quite going to cut it. My search spanned over several weeks and covered numerous cities. London, Manchester and Newcastle had failed me.
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