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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 08:28:06

We're off on holiday tomorrow - a week in the Peak District, a week on the Sussex coast, and it looks like the weather is going to be...variable at best. I'm trying to take clothes that will do for a variety of situations, work with each other, and can be layered. So far I'm thinking:

- two pairs of jeans, one skinny for under wellies, one boyfriend that can be cuffed to wear with sandals.
- one hooded waterproof jacket, one hooded down jacket, one smart blazer
- two cashmere jumpers, both blue
- two thin knit tops, one cream, one pale pink
- two t-shirts, one white, one navy
- black v-neck top that can be dressed up or down
- pale green silk shirt
- one pair of shorts
- one vest top
- blue wrap dress, in case we go anywhere nice
- cream sundress, in case we get a warm day
- extremely optimistic swimsuit
- trainers, sandals and wellies

What else do I need? What should I leave behind? I'm debating taking my tan knee-high boots, that work with the skinny jeans and the wrap dress, but are less waterproof than my wellies (more than my trainers though). Is it just too much stuff? I will be able to wash things while I'm away.

Help me, please!

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 10:16:21

Anyone? Please?

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CushionsandCandles Sun 16-Aug-20 10:19:17

Cardigan especially for warp dress

askinfforfriend Sun 16-Aug-20 10:22:05

A LOT more t-shirts!

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 10:30:38

Ok, I have a cream cardie I can pack, and I'll add a couple more T-shirts, thanks.

What else?

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 11:56:55

Right, wish me luck, I'm going in...

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 12:28:00

Nothings dry yet!!!angry

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BikeRunSki Sun 16-Aug-20 12:34:31

What are you planning to do in the Peak District? I live on the edge of the northern Peaks and it’s chilly today, but not down jacket cold.

Countmeout Sun 16-Aug-20 12:55:18

Yes to the cardigan and T-shirts. Maybe a stretchy legging type or jogger for comfort .

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 13:01:28

BikeRunSki

What are you planning to do in the Peak District? I live on the edge of the northern Peaks and it’s chilly today, but not down jacket cold.


I feel the cold. Spent a week in Cornwall last year utterly miserable because of it. Plus it's one of those ones that's squashed down into its only bag, so won't take up much room.

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 13:01:52

Yep, I'll add some leggings

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nancyjuice7 Sun 16-Aug-20 13:03:12

What are you wearing to bed/evening on sofa? I would pack 2x joggers and comfy jumpers.
Want more than one set in case they get smelly off food cooking ect

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 13:06:32

I'm taking my silk pyjamas and robe. I'm also taking my memory foam pillow. Sleep is important. smile

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 13:08:46

Inconsiderately the DC are insisting they need clothes too, and the case is rapidly filling up.

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BikeRunSki Sun 16-Aug-20 14:57:16

A decent set of waterproof everything, if today is anything to go by.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 15:30:11

sad

We may have to buy those. Or just stay indoors.

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fruitpastille Sun 16-Aug-20 17:10:04

You seem to have quite a lot of smart stuff. Silk shirt, blazer, wrap dress, sun dress, black top. Are you planning to go out a lot? I would tend towards hoodie/gilet but my holidays tend to feature windswept beaches and damp picnics.

Passthecake30 Sun 16-Aug-20 17:35:04

I’ve had a few long weekends over the last couple of weeks, I’ve worn clothes from a bikini, short shorts and sandals to jeans, T-shirt and rain coast... pack everything!

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 17:42:45

fruitpastille

You seem to have quite a lot of smart stuff. Silk shirt, blazer, wrap dress, sun dress, black top. Are you planning to go out a lot? I would tend towards hoodie/gilet but my holidays tend to feature windswept beaches and damp picnics.


My idea of hell! Planning on antiqueing and high tea and museums and meals out. grin

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BikeRunSki Sun 16-Aug-20 17:45:35

I’m intrigued about where in the Peak District you are visiting. Buxton?

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Sun 16-Aug-20 17:48:18

Staying somewhere called Alfreton? I don't know anything about it, a family member booked it. We're also spending a few days somewhere called Oundle.

We are meeting up with family - plenty of willing babysitters around so DH and I will hopefully get a couple of date nights!

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BikeRunSki Sun 16-Aug-20 17:54:45

Ah yes, a few antique shops in Alfreton.

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