The Sunday Snapshot... Holiday Prep

Sunday, 15 September 2013

I felt rather restless this morning and was actually pretty awake. I think it's partly to do with how the flat looks at the moment. We have got very carried away with putting "things to take on holiday" on to our dining room table, it's too exciting going on holiday. We don't actually go to the airport until the 30th, but ya know that's only 15 days away. Queue holiday anxiety.

I think because of my anxiety (not going to dwell on it because it seems to have already been widely talked about in the blogging world) I like to be fully prepared. Knowing that I have items for every single eventuality really calms me down. I need to remember that I'm going on this holiday to relax and not get worked up about things. 

The last time I went on holiday was 7 years ago, that's a long long time. But from what I remember I actually liked the flying part of it. If I can survive a Ryan Air flight then I'm sure I can survive the Dream Liner for 10 hours. Especially as I have a whole in-flight routine planned. I have to keep reminding myself of how often people actually fly, for some people it's work and for others it's because of work they take hundreds of flights a year (celebs). I will also have Matt sat next to me and I have plenty of films, music, games, books and beauty things to pass the time.  However in the past 7 years my IBS has become hell and I don't want a bad case of it on the flight, in the airport or on holiday even. I want to take peppermint tea bags on the plane, so if you know if I can't please tell me? To be honest I will probably whack a load of anti diarrhea tablets before the flight, tmi? Never taken them before, anyone have any tips?

So back to what I've actually done today and that's basically just lists, putting everything I think I want to take into piles ready to properly sort out next weekend. Look out for a "holiday" week on my blog before I go and I'm going to try and film some videos next weekend.

How have your weeks been?




  1. Ooooh, you'll be fine, honestly, travelling is never half as bad as you think. I'm sure there won't be any problem with your teabags, I've never heard of anything saying you can't take stuff like that on, I mean you can take food so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Where you off to?

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    1. Off to Mexico :)

      I've just heard there isn't a problem with tea bags! YEY!

  2. I am terrible when it comes to flying. I put some relaxing / familiar music on my iPad & listen to that if I feel a little tense.
    I like to lay everything I want to take & tick it off my list once it's pack, I hate to forget anything.
    Where are you heading?

    1. Yeah I have so much I plan to take/do to distract me! And think of the end results - 2 weeks in mexico!

  3. I love flying, but can understand how it would be nerve wracking, especially after such a long time! One thing I always think is - as long as you've got your passport & money, even if you forget anything, the chances of you being able to buy it out there is quite high! So that sometimes reduces a lot of the anxiety & worrying if I've packed everything.

    I'm sure you will be fine with peppermint tea bags, people take all sorts on planes so I don't think it should be a problem. As for IBS I'd highly recommend mebeverine tablets, they have cured my IBS (pretty much) and my sister now swears by them (just take one 20 minutes before every meal). They're the only thing I've ever found that work :)

    Hope that helps!

    Have a great time xx

  4. Google searching those tablets now, thank you!

    Last time I was on a plane I was fine so hoping for the same type of flight!

  5. You are so organised Charli!
    I always make sure I take my IBS tablets (meberbevine) before flying and going away, just in case! x

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