With the spring officially here and summer almost in touching distance, it means the arrival of many other wonderful things too. There will be lazy days in the sun, picnics by the water and of course, weekend in the country!
Start to get prepared for yours now. Packing for a weekend in the country is significantly different to packing for a weekend in a busy city. Time to prepare means you won’t forget anything. You might even have time to source and buy a few fun extras… 🙂
While the country means lots of wonderful things, it might also mean lots more bugs than you’re used to. Keep yourself protected from itchy and unsightly stings or bites with some insect spray. When spraying, focus on your ankles especially. This is a hotspot that bugs love to head to! Re-apply if and when you feel like it, but be warned – the smell is often very strong.
The squirrels and cows won’t be impressed by your designer shoes! Leave them at home for a change, and give your feet a break. Vans are a good idea, because while still stylish and fashionable, they’re flat. This means that you can see the sights on a bike or take walks comfortably.
A Pool Inflatable
If there is a pool where you’re headed, and sunshine is predicted, pack a gorgeous pool inflatable. Unlike a few years ago, when it was a blue rubber ring or a neon lounger, there are loads more available now. You’ve probably seen the celebrity Instagram snaps of them playing around on swan pool inflatables. You can also find adorable unicorn ones, or how about a giant pineapple?
When it comes to your senses, the chances are that where you are going will be very peaceful. This means a restful night’s sleep… or does it? Even if you don’t need earplugs to block out noise, you might want to take an eye mask to block out the light!
Handbags are one of my obsessions, and we couldn’t live without them, yes. But on a country weekend, a functional backpack is a far more sensible option. Using one means you can toss it on your back and go, wherever that might be. They’re also big enough for carrying things like your camera if you’re off to see some amazing nature or landscapes. Plus, a backpack means your hands are free. Go for a leather design with a drawstring top and tassels.
This one should kinda go without saying! Be sure to pack a good quality sunscreen, even if you’re only away for the weekend. It should have both UVA and UVB protection to guard your precious skin sufficiently. Make sure it is a high enough factor, too.
Have a great weekend! It looks like it is going to be beautiful here!