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Giada’s Packing, image via here

Perhaps it’s the control-freak within me speaking, but I love Giada De Laurentiis’ idea of packing each outfit she needs when travelling individually in a zippy bag and even labelling which day she’s going to wear it. What a time saver for when you’re rushed on holiday and don’t want to think about how to pull your look together each day. Unfortunately, I’m trying to fit in so much before we leave for Yorkshire on Saturday, that I’m afraid my packing is going to descend to the shoving-things-into-a-bag-and-hoping-for-the-best method. Here’s a list of a few things I consider as essential packing for the trip though:

1. A stripy top

for a nautical look as I munch fish & chips in Whitby.

2. A good camera

to capture all the beautiful gardens and historical homes we’re planning to visit, not to mention Fountains Abbey’s fabulous deer park.

3. Nail polish

for girly chats in the evenings.

4. Exercise DVDs

so I can work off all of those Betty’s fat rascals I intend to eat. 

5. A copy of Brideshead Revisited

for when we visit Castle Howard. 

I can’t wait! – Miranda