Sunday Confessions




I confess: ...um I'm just winging it here to force myself to blog because this week has had no blogging mojo from me. I still felt sick all week, this cold sucketh, etc. And I'm now grumpy I haven't worked out in two weeks, especially as...

I confess: I am going to LONDON in two weeks, whaaat! My Mom kind of sprung the idea, who was I to say no, and now we are winging the sh*t out of this. I mean, it's a three day trip, it's not like it requires tons of planning, you would think, but I've spent all week looking at hotels, thinking about how on earth I am going to manage the toiletry situation (we are doing carry on only because Easyjet is hellish if you check a bag, plus it makes more sense to have less luggage for a short trip). But I have real problems with
the whole minimal packing thing. I think the most I have ever gone with a carry on sized bag is two nights, so this is actually going to be kind of a challenge. Send me you minimal packing tips, please!

I confess: I got my period today, and was all "What is this madness?" because I don't know, I forgot to count this month, and for the first time in a long time I didn't have pms cramps for several days beforehand. I wasn't even inexplicably moody or weepy yesterday, my usual clockwork m.o.. My body is such a trickster. So yeah, I was caught out, and I decided I want to buy some of these period underpants* for "What the?" moments like that.



*I can only find these in the States, what's up with that U.K.?!

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  1. You would think by the time we reach our thirties our bodies would have completely regulated like clockwork and would stop pulling the various "gotcha!" tricks, but apparently that is no fun.
    London! So exciting! Envy! That is going to be awesome!!!

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    1. Thanks, I am full of excitement! and stress! ;-0

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  2. The pants are genius. Travel light tips: buy mini toiletries to take. Choose light, squishable clothes, no heavy jerseys or bulky skirts. Layer. Flat shoes take up less space. Wear the big stuff.
    Re periods I am on the mini pill but get surprised by irregular bleeding every so often, which is rubbish.

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    1. Have you found the pants anywhere in the U.K. Elinor? Thanks for the tips, I am hoping the warm weather lingers so my packing will be less bulky!

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  3. Yay for London! Wear your bulkyish shoes and jacket and pack the slimmer ones. Roll your undies and socks and try to stuff into anything that's hollow like shoes. Bring a larger handbag to also use for packing, with a smaller handbag to actually use on the trip. I try so hard to only have carry on, I hate trying to find baggage claim.

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    1. Unfortunately I am flying a budget airline, who have been KNOWN to force women to put their handbags in the suitcase if they are feeling anal about the "one bag" rule. SO this is going to require some magician level packing on my part! I think I will wear my walking shoes (sneakers) and try to bring a nice but comfortable dress shoe too. And maybe my Birkenstocks because the sun is shining here now finally...and this is where I start to overpack! ;-0

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    2. Also I would normally bite the bullet and check the bag, even with the exorbitant fee, just to have a little leeway on the baggage front. But last year we stood in line for well over an hour in London, just to check a bag, for a one and a half hour flight. And I said never again...

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  4. Not found pants, just admiring them.

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    1. Hopefully they will get them here soon! :-)

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  5. I don't know... Idea of period pants seem like a disaster waiting to happen. It's exciting and great, but I am not sure I would use them 'on the go'. Let me know your thoughts if you get them!

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    1. I admit I thought they sounded weird too Iga at first but I have read so many rave reviews about them. I've left it too late to get them sent over with my Mom but maybe on my next visit to the States if they don't bring them to the U.K. first! :-)

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  6. Have a super fun trip to London! I would pack outfits that can be mix/matched and worn multiple ways.

    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Thanks Mary! That is the goal, anyway! ;-)

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  7. I've done 6 days with an Easy Jet-approved carry on, so you'll be fine! My best tips are get lots of miniature toiletries, wear your bulky stuff on the plane (coat, trainers, etc) & roll, rather than fold. Oh, and I use a canvas tote as my handbag, as it takes up next to no room in my carry-on.

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  8. Wow, that is seriously impressive to me! I have a serious toiletry problem, in that I need to use my own shampoo/conditioner and styler(s), I can decant them but they are going to have to go in that plastic baggy with the rest of my toiletries somehow (contact lens solution, liquid cosmetics etc). I think I might actually just buy some at the airport or in London too because the thought of it is stressing me out! ;-0

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