Have taken everything out of suitcase and started again! How hard can this be! Why is it that most men don’t pack until the day before, literally grab a few things from the drawers, chuck them in the vicinity of the case, chose a few toiletries and are good to go! I start planing, washing, ironing and buying those little travel toiletries six weeks before! I usually pack, unpack, repack, weigh bag, throw contents on floor and start all over again. Every year I promise myself I will pack like a man! I never manage it. So here I am looking forlornly at my holiday items and deciding what will not be accompanying me on my travels. (It doesn’t help that today in my lunch break I purchased a set of heated travel rollers). They will be coming that’s non negotiable. After two hours of re arranging I am still at 23kgs, I decide to go and see how my mum is getting on. She proudly announces that she is all packed and ready (we have another 12 days to go). I look at her zipped up suitcase in horror. ‘Oh my god’ I exclaim. ‘What the hell is that’?. She looks at me and then back at the suitcase and says ‘Its my red suitcase for holiday’. ‘Thats not a suitcase that’s hand luggage’ I replied. With that I rush and get my weighing machine. Load suitcase and announce ‘It only weights 11kgs’, and slowly the realisation creeps upon me. I go up into the loft get a larger suitcase down and hand it to her and say. ‘This is your suitcase for the holiday, can you re pack your things in here and do you think I could put a few things of mine in too’. ‘Oh course dear’ she replied. I return to my room grinning, knowing I can now actually take a few more shoes with me and maybe a couple more dresses!