Another mini-break, this time to Durham and Beamish! I’ve never been to Durham, it’s not huge but it has a Cathedral and Castle. We’re only going for two nights so I don’t need loads of clothes, and I’m clearly over packing! The weather has been HOT but has cooled a little leaving me in a quandry as to what to take. So I’m taking jeans, shorts, and a dress. Also a long sleeve top, two t-shirts, a cardigan, and a hoody. And then underwear, PJs, shoes, a day bag, toiletries, camera, and a book.
This includes what I’ll wear to work on Friday and then wear to travel to Durham, so it’s three days worth of clothes. So it’s not quite as crazy as it seems. Below is my travel outfit and the Blacks City 30 bag I use for these little trips.
Boyfriend has decreed that we are not allowed to take two foreign holidays in a year. We went to the USA in April (and I am going to Latvia with mum in October), so our summer jolly had to be in the UK. London was on the cards for a while, but we decided to head away further north to Edinburgh. Annoyingly, London is enjoying a heat wave and Edinburgh is not but the tickets are booked. Also it means we can see my sister and niece who live in Glasgow.
So, I headed out today and picked up a new rucksack (actually three!) to take with me. I bought the Blacks City 30, which is a 30L rucksack designed for travel and commuting rather than hiking. And it was in the sale.
You can see what I was able to fit into it, and now it’s pretty full:
- underwear and socks
- 5 x t-shirts
- 1 x shorts
- 1 x trousers
- 1 x skirt
- 1 x dress
- 1 x cardigan
- 2 x books
- 1 x tote bag
And left out:
- small day bag
- travel outfit
This is my packing list for my trip to Italy.
I also discovered the Universal Packing List where you can put in your trip details and it generates a personalised list for you and your trip. You can also check off the things you already have and the print out a shopping list.
- Plastic folder – passport and tickets
- Pen and Paper
- Purse- Euros and GPB
- MP3 player