We did a bit of a road trip this weekend just gone to attend a wedding in the foot hills of mt Warning in northern NSW.
It was – as you might imagine – simply stunning. The property was a place called Midginbil Hill and it is one of those magic parts of the world. It’s a pity really that I didn’t take any pictures of the homestead or landscape.
There is no phone or Internet reception in this part or the world – thus the silence this weekend.
The wedding invite said to bring warm clothes. In my typical mother fashion I was running around making sure we had everything for the boys and that the cat was fed. I just threw clothes for me into the bag without really thinking. When we stopped for the first night I realised that I had forgotten the dress I was planning on wearing to the wedding.
This meant a short degree of panic followed by an unexpected trip to Port Macquarie to buy a new dress! Luckily there is a little bit of variety in Port Macquarie and I found something quite nice that I will wear again.
But I digress! My inability to concentrate saw me packing at least 6 different jumpers. Six! Who needs six jumpers for four days away? I also had at least 5 different outfits and three pairs of shoes. Three different sets of pyjamas. All this and no dress.
And you know what I wore all weekend? Jeans and long sleeve shirts and one set of pj’s. I wore the same jumper all weekend. I think I must be the worst overpacker in the history of time! I have a fair bit of travelling to do over the. Purse of this year so I think I should make it my goal to get down to packing only what I will need. There are plenty of guides to packing light on the Internet.
In the meantime sorting out this mess is in my future!
Are you a serial overpacker? Have some good packing tips? I’d love you to share in the comments.