July 21: What I’m taking to Sicily

In the vein of Project333, I’ve decided to take three of the main things each on this holiday to Sicily. This isn’t the normal approach for Project333, but the founder, Courtney Carver, says you can bend the rules to suit whenever you want, so I’m altering them a little for this two-week trip.

We leave on Saturday, staying the night in Basel so we can be at the airport in time for our early flight on Sunday morning. I love packing, so everything’s prepared already!

Leo came home yesterday with a new carry-on suitcase for me, which was a lovely gesture. At 2.75 kilos, it’s probably heavier than something I would have chosen for myself, but I’m sure I’m going to love it.

Originally, I’d planned to take a 22-litre backpack, but it would have been a bit snug, and maybe, just maybe, I might buy something new while I’m there πŸ™‚ (Update: I bought three small bars of soap. That’s it! And if you’d like to see what I packed for a five-day trip to London, click here.)

So, here we go!

I’m really sorry about the quality of the dress-up photos. The only mirror we have is attached to the back of a door which faces directly towards the window, so the light from behind makes everything dark.

For my toiletries and make-up, I’ll be taking something very similar to this previous post for our walk in May. Instead of the small liquid foundation, I’ll pack a compact face powder and some tinted sunscreen.

I know I have too much (I could get away with one dress I’m sure), but there’s still plenty of space in the suitcase, so much so that I’m taking that third pair of shoes! I never normally travel with heels, as they make me taller than Leo. Choosing the best shoes can be a real pain. Luckily mine are lightweight and hopefully fashionable enough for the Sicilian nightlife.

I won’t be the smartest dressed there, but hopefully what I’ve packed will be suitable. Comfort and practicality always take precedence over fashion for me!

Wonder if I’ll take anything out or add anything in between now and Saturday. Can you see anything missing?

Wishing you a wonderful day.

12 thoughts on “July 21: What I’m taking to Sicily

    • Very lucky indeed, and thank you! I watched some of the golf from St Andrews and was shocked at the summer you’re having. Wooly hats and coats. Brrrr. We could definitely send you about five to eight degrees and still be warm here. Incredible summer so far. Hope it makes it to you (and your garden!) soon.


  1. Ooh, love your dresses and skirt and flat sandals, especially πŸ˜‰
    Happy holiday, enjoy yourselves – let’s hope you’ll be acclimatised after all this heat…!


    • Thank you swissrose! I hope the dresses aren’t too warm – the black one for night time is a bit thick, so we’ll just have to wait and see. I, too, love the Japanese skirt. It rolls/folds down to almost nothing, and is so versatile. The sandals were a brilliant buy on my last trip home to Australia. I’d definitely buy them again. I hope you and your family aren’t suffering too much in this heatwave (but as I type this it’s raining. What a relief!). Looks like it’s going to cool down next week.


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