Friday, November 06, 2009

Almost almost almost gone


Yes. Those are the bags I have packed for our darling little trip to Japan. They seem ... remarkably small. However I've gone over my mental list a thousand times and I have everything I can think I'll need for a 9 day trip:

3 pairs of jeans. 1 to be worn on the plane. What? they're very stretchy jeans!
1 pair of leggings in case I tire of denim clad pins
6 tops (1 white, 2 black, 3 coloured)
1 dress
1 skirt
1 blazer
A scarf, hat, and gloves because it's wintery up there
Enough underwear to sink a ship (or rather, to last 10 days)
Scant jewellery
Basic makeup
Hair appliances
iPhone and camera chargers
2 pairs of shoes
2 bottles of wine as payment for accommodation at our darling friend Tim's abode.

And yet - all of this fits into a bag that TECHNICALLY is carry on legal. But I will be checking it. I hate people who test the limits of carry-on-only. Especially when they use bags with wheels.

MY carry on bag is my little old guess handbag. It contains mainly camera ephemera (camera, extra lens, wide-angle adaptor, spare battery, memory card, remote) as well as my travel wallet, a small book (A History of Love by Nicole Krauss), bits and bobbins along the lines of floss and mints and hand lotion, my iPhone & headphones, a neck pillow, earplugs, eyemask, and a small bag of musk candies. I don't think there's anything else I need.

This is terrifying me. I'm not used to packing light AT ALL.
And mainly? I just really hope that anything I HAVE forgotten (and there is likely to be something. Last time? toothbrush. NOT THIS TIME!) they sell in Japan and is not break-the-bank expensive.

Now? my main problem is that the outfit I have to wear to Auckland and on the plane tomorrow is far far too wintery to bear wearing in this unusually sunny Wellington weather.

But I must. I'm leaving soon!

Plane Clothes

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Week Forty-Four

365 in 2009!

Sunday: Picnic in the park
I walked walked walked in the sun and had a picnic in the park. It was lovely.

Monday: Labour Day Sale!
Labour Day, a holiday, I went out walking again (the sun was shining) and this time ended up at the Labour Day sales and coming away with ... a lot of underwear. And these old school seamed stockings.

Tuesday: Late at work
After a public holiday there is always so much extra work to do. And as such, I stayed late at work.

Wednesday: Size 10 OMG
I've been tracking my jean size in the same store all year. In January I didn't buy any because the size 14 was too small. And now? I just bought a size 10!
I think the last time I wore a size 10 was while Craig lived in Auckland. Meaning I would have been around 18/19.
(these are NZ sizes by the way)

Thursday: Cannibalistic Pigeons
Creeped out by the Pigeons at the train station snacking on old roast chicken.

Friday: Bag for Japan, Comparison
I bought a bag to pack for Japan. We're not going for that long and I want to pack as little as possible.
Then I got it home and realised it's only twice the size of my every day handbag. I may have over estimated my packing-light abilities.

Saturday: The painters killed the plant!
The plant that I am looking after for my baby sister has been looking decidedly dodgy ever since the painters came into our house. If it dies, I'm blaming them.


Sir C & Me

There will not be a weekly post next Sunday. And possibly not the Sunday after that.
On Friday Sir C and I are winging our way to Japan (JAPAN!) and while I think we do get back in to Wellington on a Sunday, it's highly likely we will feel like death and I will have 7000 photos to sort.
But! I will still be taking a photo every single day so I can catch up upon our triumphant return.