I have been prompted by holidaycottages.co.uk to think about I cannot bear to leave behind when holidaying in the UK. We have only taken the boys on one holiday abroad and what luggage to take was a sore subject!
Packing to go abroad is always tricky, you have a set baggage allowance and everything else just has to be left behind! When your travelling with children this is easier said then done, they want to bring books for night time reading, soft toys to cuddle and acquaint with a new location and of course heaps of games and other entertainment! You should see just how many bags they pack for an overnight sleepover with my mum and dad just down the road! They have small figures to play with, a torch, slippers, dressing gowns and a zoo worth of soft cuddlies.
So its quite easy to see that before you know it you have met your allocated weight and have none of the actual essentials likes clothes for the holiday!!! On top of that with children you also need to be extra clothes because you can pretty much guarantee they will cover themselves in their own dinner a few times or manage to find a muddy puddle or two to fall into! In a car you can fit so much more in and even invest in a roof rack for even more space to fill! Then you can bring along all the beach items like a body board and buckets and spades and not have to buy more of these things when you arrive on holiday. It can be expensive doing that and you always feel reluctant having to leave your holiday buys behind when you come home.
But what we would miss most of all now is our gorgeous new puppy! Just look at those eyes and ears. I would feel awful not brining her along on our trips away the boys love having her to cuddle and play with. She likes sniffing out adventure so would be keen to come with us to our destination. Plus we would have none of the stress of finding a kennel good enough for our little princess.
This is my entry into the holidaycottages.co.uk must-haves competition