I have five different levels of SPF, to ensure an even tan. And to gradually reduce the strength as the summer progresses. I have a two litre bottle of water, frozen in the freezer overnight so that it stays cold for the maximum time. No-one likes drinking bath temperature water. I have a rattan mat to avoid excessive sand in those places we don’t like the sand to go. You know. I have a good book for when I’m not sleeping, getting brown.
There will be alcohol at some point, whether that be a cocktail or gin-in-a-tin. Because: holiday. (Erstwhile known as life between my classes.)
1 x bag full of the above
1 x rattan mat
1 x me
I travel light. How do mums do it?! Buckets/spades/windcheaters/prams (have you seen the parents struggling with those on the sand?)/snacks for a family of five/armbands/floatation aids/hats/games/any sort of physical activity. Thirty-four degree heat is not conducive to any form of movement (except the occasional dip), once installed in your pitch on the sand.
Jeeezz. It could be exhausting; and the whole point of a trip to the beach is relaxation….
And that is my ‘reasons why I don’t have kids’ #54