First of all this blog is Handy tips on how to pack light. Anyone who knows me well knows I do not find it easy to pack light but I have managed to find some easy solutions to have a weeks clothes in a carry on case. Here are my tips.
I use travel bottles for skin care products or if I can I will get some free samples from my favourite brands which pack even smaller.
These packing cubes which compress even smaller and much easier when you get to your destination. I have used these and they are brilliant. I got a pack of six in different sizes.
I use a small box with compartments for jewellery it’s really easy to use for earring, bracelets and necklaces. This product was bought from amazon and was incredibly cheap. My Mum saw how useful the box was that she asked me to order her one on our return from our trip.
Mia Tui has an excellent selection of bags for travelling. Some of their bags have a cabin compliant PVC bag which is useful going through security. You can purchase a pack of 3 bags all different sizes which is very useful for all occasions.
I have stayed at Renaissance Heathrow hotel twice before travelling to Heathrow airport.This hotel ideally situated for all terminals. We stayed here in 2016 before a trip to New York travelling from Heathrow Terminal 2 and then last year travelling to Terminal 5 for a cruise to the Mediterranean.
The hotel was excellent and refurbished before our stay in 2016. The bedrooms are very well decorated and great size and considering you are so close to the airport it was very quiet. The staff were all very helpful and polite. The lift had a security system that you had to scan your key card to get to your room. My mum and I booked both stays via holiday extras as they had the best deals and additional discounts codes so always worth googling holiday extras discount codes. I will put some links of some discounts to help you all save some money. I would not hesitate booking this hotel. It’s always worth checking different sites to compare prices.
There is a free bus that’s goes to and from Heathrow Airport. The bus stops outside the hotel and not far to terminal 2. Here is a link below to help you all. We had to book a taxi to terminal 5 as we were a bit further away and not many buses at the time we left but in a taxi it only took 10 mins. We got to the airport a little too early that even the luggage drop was not open. !!!!!! I did help a few passengers check in though.
We have decided to go to Puerto Pollensa. We visited when I was younger and we loved the resort as they had lovely restaurants, beaches and my favourite cake which is a speciality in Majorca an ensaimada. While in Majorca we had them for breakfast every morning Every time we visit Spain I always look for ensaimada it could be anytime it does not have to be breakfast.
We have looked at a number of different apart hotels. My Mum and I would like to be in similar area to last time which was close to beach and near Ila d’Or Hotel. We have worked out Puerto Pollensa is quite a large bay !!!!!! If anyone has been recently been could you advise on any recommended hotels and in particular bakeries which are within close walking distances ? I will go every morning to collect my ensaimada and of course other pastries.
It’s that time of year when we are trying to decide what holidays we should go on !!!! We decided this year that we were not going to go on a cruise as we had done one last year so a change would be a good idea. We like to make each holiday different so we don’t compare.
I started looking at different hotels in Majorca and then showed my mum a hotel that looked ideal. My mum decided that cruising was a better option as we would be able to do more, more food options and the hotel was in the middle of nowhere.
The next decision was when to go and where to go. He does not like flying so prefers doing cruises from Southampton. My Dad does not think travelling to London via train would be much fun.
Mum and I have cracked it. My Mum and I get the train from Newark to London travelling 1st class which always starts the journey off to a good start. We then walk to Renaissance St Pancreas hotel and get an Uber to Paddington station. We catch the Heathrow express to the airport and always stay in a hotel the night before.
Any cruise lines that would like to provide a free cruise for me and my mum in a suite would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
Here is a photo of my Mum at about 4 am. We take photos of each other in case we lose one another.