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Cornwall for Half term? Share your packing list please

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nextchapterplease Tue 24-May-16 14:05:44

I am a chronic over packer so am looking for guidance on what others take to cover all the requirements for a week in Cornwall .
Am self catering with two young DC so no glamour required sadly!

My summer clothes are currently still in storage and I have lost some weight so am thinking this is the year to actually take what I need and not take everything I think I 'might ' wear (but usually don't!)

thanks !

EverySecondCounts Tue 24-May-16 14:18:02

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UhtredRagnorsson Tue 24-May-16 15:55:42

1 pair Jeans
Boots or sturdy shoes, whatever you usually wear on your feet this time of year. You won't need sandals.
7 T shirts
7 pairs knickers
as many pairs of socks as you need for a week
as many bras as you might need
1 jumper
1 hoody
rain coat/other waterproof jacket/coat
1 pair pyjamas
hat (woolly)
hat (sun)
(I'd add running gear too but that's me)

That was my packing list for cornwall at Easter. It's not going to be much warmer down this end of the country next week.

UhtredRagnorsson Tue 24-May-16 15:56:22

Everysecond That's not no frills!!!!!! shock

SmileAndNod Tue 24-May-16 17:32:44

Am just starting to pack for half term. No need dress up now we have children and a puppy.
So far I have got:
Waterproof coat
Wrap thing
Linen jumper
Cardigans x 3
Vests x 3
Skinny jeans
Cropped jeans
T shirts - 3 short , 2 long
Summer dress
Underwear / pjs

Sure I've probably forgotten something. I love Cornwall but can never guage the weather and have yet to master layers. I usually end up buying an emergency overpriced something or other in padstowsmile

ThornyBird Tue 24-May-16 17:38:32

I live in Cornwall and have yet to unpack summer clothes. If you are planning on beaches, you will need woolly hats and gloves based on the past couple of weeks - or cossie and factor 50 - it's been erratic grin

QueenofLouisiana Tue 24-May-16 20:02:09

Watching with interest- we're visiting Cornwall for the first time at half term. Can't wait!

snozzlemaid Tue 24-May-16 20:14:15

It's not very warm down here at the moment. Don't think we've reached 20 degrees yet this year.
So don't expect to be in shorts.

Petal02 Tue 24-May-16 20:18:52

We're heading to Cornwall on Friday too!!! Very excited. I started to write a packing list, but got distracted by some dancing polar bears on Britain's Got Talent. I'll try again:

2 pairs jeans
1 cargo/cropped cotton trousers
1 shorts (or maybe not)?
3 long sleeve tops
3 short sleeve t shirts
Couple of vest tops?
1 fleece
1 gilet
1 shower proof coat
Nike trainers
Skechers (sorry)
Heels or ballet pumps (if we head out for evening meal)
2 smart/casual outfits (evening) probably skinny jeans with nice tops
Socks and underwear

carrielou2007 Tue 24-May-16 21:16:21

We're off to St Ives on Saturday, we only live in Somerset where it has been boiling so hoping to take the weather with us grin. I'm taking
Jeggins (roll up if nice)
Simple plain tops
2 beach dresses (can wear with cardigan if we go out in the evenings)
Denim knee length skirt
Beach style skirt
Joggers and hoody for cold days
Pants, socks and bras
Ballet pumps
Couple of dressy tops if we go out to dinner to wear with black jeggins
Lightweight waterproof coat (sea salt hellweathers Mac)

See you there grin

whirlygirly Tue 24-May-16 21:22:29

I have the same problem deciding what to wear for work.

Today where I work it has been windy and pretty chilly. The thing with Cornwall is that you usually don't need to travel far to find an entirely different weather system. When I got home (12 miles away) it was cloudless and sitting in the garden weather.

So layers is my advice.

nextchapterplease Tue 24-May-16 22:15:04

Oh replies ! Thanks all - only just sat down so am just going to re read.
Finding this fascinating .
It's my third year running so I am under no illusion that the weather will be anything other than unpredictable and agree layers rule.
My problem lies with wanting to have an array of options for every change of weather!
Thornybird even in London we have had mad extremes of weather for the time of year ! I am still defiantly packing sandals though - have new saltwaters to christen but don't worry I don't do shorts anyway ...

whirlygirly Sun 29-May-16 08:45:39

Are you all here now? Weather looking good smile - for now..!

carrielou2007 Tue 31-May-16 06:25:01

We've had stunning weather for last three days, hope it carries on for the rest of the week grin

UhtredRagnorsson Tue 31-May-16 10:27:19

yes the weather down here is amazing. I feel well silly for saying shorts wouldn't be needed now.

ThornyBird Tue 31-May-16 10:33:32

I am just back from Brownie camp in Bodmin and only took one pair of shorts - they were humming by the time we got home! Although it was cold at night.

Already got 3 loads of washing on the line and hitting the beach dreckly...

Petal02 Tue 31-May-16 18:28:37

I've been in Cornwall since Friday, and I've already got a light tan!

whirlygirly Tue 31-May-16 20:50:02

Ha ha half the office are sunburnt after this weekend, there are some interesting tan lines going on.

Windy today but meant to be ok again tomorrow. Layers, I tell you. wink

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