I’m just back from a fabulous three weeks in Romania, which is why the blog has been so quiet (that and some techy issues that seem to have been resolved). However, I am aware that for many of you, particularly those of you with school age children, the summer holidays have only just started and you are probably packing and sorting ready for a few weeks R&R.
It doesn’t really matter where you are going, whether it’s a fortnight on the beach or hiking in the Alps, there are some things that are not just useful, but essential for a hassle-free holiday. In our case these tend to revolve around food and drink. We like lots of picnics, we like to try out the local foods and no holiday is complete without a beach or riverside bbq.
Most of the things required can easily be bought in the disposable picnic area of any supermarket. But I don’t want disposable, I don’t want plastic. I want reusuable and sustainable. So this is what we packed to go to Romania.
Bamboo Cutlery. One hundred percent biodegradable and compostable when they finally come to the end of their life. In the meantime, light and easy to use.
Food wrap. These are great and double up as plates as well I make my own using organic cotton and beeswax but there are plenty available online. Just rinse with hot water.
Drinking cups. Well you don’t really want to be swigging the wine out of a bottle!
Water bottles. There is only a few things I loathe more than plastic water bottles, not only are they unneccessary for most day to day situations, they contribute to vast amounts of waste and most contain bpa which is directly linked to some cancers.
Portable fire bowl and grill. This is the best thing ever! We used to buy a disposable bbq and reuse it all holiday but this is one stage better and is absolutely brilliant.
Finally, don’t forget a sharp knife, a corkscrew and/or a bottle opener! Happy holidays 🙂