It is well recognised, right around the world that I am a really, really bad packer.
Like really bad.
Not just 'Oh no I forgot my slip' bad. I am woeful
I either pack way too much, not the right things, or all of the above.
My case in point - our Christmas trip to Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. This resulted in me wearing my father-in-law's knitted jumpers all holidays.
I packed mine, and both the Doctor's and Tiny's suitcases on a 36 degree night in Sydney. And there was me - laying it all out - and any other temperature was completely unimaginable because that heat. My goodness. The heat was all I could think of.
So skimpy, summery, barely anything there clothing it was.
And then we landed in Melbourne. It was grey. Cold. Raining.
You can only imagine my delight. And the kids.
We spent almost one and a half days hunting the shops looking for anything vaguely wintery - to no avail.
This was high summer baby, there's not a track pant or fleecy jumper to be had.
Or take the time Matt and I went to London in November. I took 23kgs of luggage. But nothing could have prepared me for how grey and bleak London winter is. And so I wore seven layers every day to counter the chill. Why I didn't buy a coat over there, no one will know. But I will never forget stripping off almost all layers once I came inside - because apparently London does heating well too.
Let's just say packing is certainly not my forte. Insert sad face here > <
Fast forward to now and I'm madly trying to pack for a couple of days home. I know it's going to be cold up there. I know it. And yet, my packing is totally random. I find something that feels a bit warm - and I toss it in. When I get to the other end, I'll pull all that stuff out - and once again wonder what happened to my brain - and no doubt everyone will wonder why I look so bizarro. Because nothing I pack actually makes sense.
Therefore I am going to take it upon myself to research packing methods. I am going to learn from the best, and then I am going to come back and share with everyone. The Secret Art of Packing.