travelling light

Thank you for your patience whilst I was away.  I hope I haven’t lost too many of you in my absence.  Turkey was beautiful.  Very hot but the exceptionally clear sea  more than made up for that.

However, the thing I am most proud about is that I went away for two weeks with a small suitcase.  Not quite small enough for hand luggage unless travelling first class with someone like BA, but pretty darn compact.  Not only that but I could easily have done with less.  By the time I dumped the empty suncream/shampoo bottles and my very elderly beach towel that had clearly seen better days I had quite a light suitcase for the return journey.  Oh go me.  That was a first!

Holiday purchases? A few.  The practical were the Turkish beach towels.


Pure cotton, delicious colours, compact and double up as kikois or shawls.  I challenge you to get five traditional beach towels into hand luggage!

Less practical but beautiful.  This ring. I tend to wear chunky silver jewellery.  Only a few pieces but this fits perfectly (and takes me to 34 items ….)


Now it’s back to work on the clear out.  Unpacking is a great time to clear out because you have to find space for the things you are putting back.  I did the shoe cupboard and my handbags yesterday afternoon.  As I am on Project 333 I’m not using any of them at the moment but they are still there and will need a clear out.  There are still more than I need but they have been pared down by about 40%.  Bags and shoes were my downfall, much more than clothes.  But more about that tomorrow.

It’s good to be back 🙂

8 thoughts on “travelling light

  1. Welcome back! I’m so glad you posted about those towels, as I’ve been looking into compact, lightweight travel towels. I tried microfiber, but we weren’t happy with the absorbency, and my husband said he felt like he was a car getting polished. I’ve read that ones made from pure viscose absorb better, but I have my doubts. So I started reading on linen towels, as linen is very absorbent & dries quickly. But they come with a high price tag. So, how do you rate the cotton ones on absorbency? Maybe those would be the solution, as far too often the small terry cloth towels we use for travel remain damp between showers & tend to get smelly. I’d sure appreciate any input you can offer!

    1. They are absorbant enough for one wash, but probably wouldn’t be much good in a cold climate as you would need the heat to dry them for the next day. I’ll let you know how we get on with them now we are back in the UK.

  2. I am so glad that you have had such a wonderful journey. And how much better is it when you travel light? When your focus is on the experience, not lugging around so much stuff!

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