Sunday, 19 July 2009


So...what would you pack for 9 months (minimum) halfway across the world?

I'm sending over either one box, or a few boxes before i get there. I'm planning to pack books and trousers mainly in those.

But what else? I've been thinking about the things that i use all day every day, but the problem is that a lot of things will run out - what can i do without?

I think i need to buy a new tube of toothpaste, and take a new head for my electrical toothbrush, i'll need to get a new pot of facial cleanser, but that will run out...and its Lush, there are no Lushes in China!! The other thing is that my daily cleansing routine is great for the british climate...but CQ is hot and humid in the summer and cold and wet in the winter, so will it still be ok then? What about hair dye? There's only a certain amount of space in my luggage...where am i going to fit 3 pots of purple dye, a pot of bleach and a pot of black? To be fair, i can probably get my hair dyed and bleached there...

Things like towels - i use a towelling robe instead of a bath will i fit it in the bag?

Then we have the perfume problam...i am a perfumista...what if i run out? However...i have already checked the shipping rates of my favourite perfumier to China, and its quite reasonable!!

How much clothing do i pack? I'll be living there, so i can wash and dry things as i need to, but how many sets of underwear? How many pairs of trousers? How many tops? Bear in mind i need to go through a hot hot summer and a cold cold winter...

Coats: I have 3 coats that i wear regularly, a long pleather coat that is great for spring and autumn, a mid length cotton coat that's warm in winter, and a leather biker jacket. I plan to wear the biker jacket to travel...its bloody heavy to carry! Where am i going to fit the other two?

Shoes: I wear DMs, sandals or New Rocks most of the time. I also live in hiking trainers. Where am i going to fit them all? I think i'll send the boots over in the box..

Argh...its all so much of a headfuck, what do i need on a yearly basis? What do i not?

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