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What will I forget to take on holiday?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by impulce, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. We've rented a holiday cottage in Norfolk for a week from Friday.
    I think it's fairly well equipped, but lots of minds are better than one. What kind of things should I put on my packing list that I am likely to forget otherwise!?
  2. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Things I always forget to take on holiday:
    • flip flops
    • watercolours
    • sense of decorum
  3. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    six-fingered gloves.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Phone charger
  5. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    for Norfolk

    Bottle opener
    car keys
    cash cards
    crab lines
    Spare undies

    the rest you can buy there!
  6. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    we forgot showergel/soap.

    headache tablets, they're always missing when most needed.
  7. *Has mental image of Grandelf on one hell of a weekend in Norfolk, pantless with nothing but a bottle opener and a crab line for company*
  8. laffal0t

    laffal0t New commenter

    Now there's an image you wouldn't want your mother to see!

  9. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    it's easy done round here.
  10. I always take a sharp kitchen knife to cottages as they rarely have anything remotely able to chop/slice etc.
  11. My packing list for all holidays is the same:
    toothbrush, toothpaste and bubbles
    lovely undies
    a credit card
    anything else that is needed can be bought.
  12. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    It would shock you to learn it only started off as a day trip!
  13. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    oh and if its the one my mum is leaving on friday...glasses for the drinks as she always steals them
  14. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I second the kitchen knives!
  15. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Last time we went away self catering we wanted to open a tin of custard (I know, I know, I would normally make my own - promise). It didn't have the pull ring so often found on cans these days. We struggled for ages to try and prise it open and so on my list would be ... a can opener! I always take supplies to make a cup of tea or coffee on arrival plus a bottle of wine for the first evening. (More can be purchased later [​IMG])
    Enjoy your hols! [​IMG]
  16. ljr

    ljr New commenter

    I love Norfolk and have had some superb holidays there, but they have been more enjoyable because we packed a windbreak for the beach. Hope you have a great time.
  17. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

    In the past I have had to rush out immediately on arrival, at various times, to buy toothbrush, contact lens solution, pyjamas.
    I also once forgot to put the memory card back in the camera (it was in the computer) before packing the camera.
  18. I third the knives, plus a bottle-opener and salt & pepper.
    Don't forget the chargers for your gadgets.
  19. A sharp knife. These holiday places never have a good sharp knife.
    ooh and salt and pepper!!
  20. Thanks everyone - some useful reminders!
    I'd rather not buy anything there if I can afford it as Im trying to holiday on a bit of a budget!

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