We’re off to Corfu on Wednesday for a week of sun, sea and blue skies (can not wait!)
I’m super excited and have been thinking of what to pack for a while now. Made lists, made purchases and even did some holiday wardrobe planning. (In my mind the holiday starts when you start visualising the outfits you’ll be wearing in foreign lands.)
We’re going to travel with hand luggage only, so that pesky 100ml liquids rule will apply and limit the amount of lotions & potions I can take with me. (As it is, we’ll be buying 200ml sunblock and aftersun at the airport AFTER security.)
Luckily the Marie Claire magazine people had some excellent freebies with their magazine which is perfect for hand luggage travel.
First off, I got this travel size Pantene shampoo and conditioner free with Marie Claire two months ago (yes, I was already thinking of holiday packing two months ago). The travel size is just enough for a week away.
Last month I got this lipgloss + cheek stain combo from The Body Shop also free with a Marie Claire. I love products like this that can do more than one thing, especially if you’re travelling.
Then I found a little tube of magic at Boots: Nivea Visage Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle tinted day cream with SPF 15. This means I can leave everything on the right of this photo at home and replace four tubes with one 100ml tube!! How’s that for smart holiday packing?!
All my purchases haven’t been beauty related though. Of course I’m taking crochet work with me!
As I’m travelling with hand luggage only I wanted to make sure that a non-craftloving grumpy security guard at Gatwick wouldn’t confiscate my crochet hook or embroidery scissors, so I emailed Gatwick to check what I can and cannot take with me. Here’s the reply.
Dear Mrs King
The scissors should be allowed if they are under 6cm, however this rules doesn’t stand if the blades are very shape. The Crochet hooks should be allowed, again this all depends on the size and sharpness of the hooks.
I use the Clover soft touch crochet hooks, so I know they will be absolutely fine as they are so short and stubby. Yeah!
My embroidery scissors might be small, but their blades are pointy and very sharp, so I can’t take them with me. Replacement scissors needed.
I think this one would definitely satisfy Gatwick:
Hahaha, just kidding.
I bought these baby scissors with rounded blades on eBay. Aren’t they cute? And absolutely perfect for taking through airport security?!
I think I’m ready to go: just add passport and sunglasses.
Very organised. Hope you have a great time! 🙂
Sounds like you’ve got your priorities right 😉 It’l be Bon Voyage before you know it and a fabby time awaits 😀
Have a great time 😉
Have fun – can’t wait to hear all about it and see the photos when you return!
Cara Louise Reitbauer said:
I learned several years ago when I tried to bring my crochet work with me to the local courthouse that scissors cause problems! The security guard there confiscated my almost new Fiskars embroidery scissors, very sharp…and although I went back at the end of the day to retrieve them they were gone forever. Very sad… one thing I did learn though was that fingernail clippers are usually allowed everywhere AND they work just fine for snipping yarn and thread! So now I have a nice rubber-squishy handled one which is part of my ‘travel crochet bag’! enjoy your trip!
I also take my crocheting with me when I travel. In a zip lock bag, I place yarn, aluminum hook and a pair of children’s scissors with the rounded tip and plastic covering over the blades. In my purse, I add a seam ripper and another aluminum hook just in case one gets misplaced or lost.
HAVE FUN AND TAKE LOTS OF PICS TO SHOW US LATER! ❤ (:
I'm so excited for you 😀
Hope you’re having fun! And, just letting you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
The post is over here:
Nice work! I’ve been traveling with crochet bits for a few years now, and whilst my hooks have always passed, my scissors have not. Then again, I’m in Australia. Scissors still aren’t allowed here, crochet hooks are 🙂 (I carry a little almost-empty dental floss container for cutting yarn!)
Thank you all for the handy tips on scissor substitutes. I think I’ll add nail clippers to my bag, just in case the round blade scissors also doesn’t cut it (pun intended) 🙂
geniet elke oomblik! van al die dinge is ek die meeste jaloers op daai rooi paspoort!