Now that (touch wood) it looks like we are going to go away after all, the vexed question of packing needs to be considered. We have to bring the following:
1 travel cot
Given that we will be travelling by train and by bus, Mr. Waffle has stipulated that only one other bag will be allowed. Into this bag will have to go ski and evening gear for parents and all the Princess’s paraphenalia. I am not convinced this is possible. Last night we discussed minimising our stuff:
Mr. W. – We can assume that we will have to go to a launderette mid-week, so we only need 4 sets of everything.
Me – OK, but we need day and evening wear because we can’t spend the evening in our sweaty ski gear.
Mr. W – Fair enough, but it’s not like we’re going to get out anywhere in the evening so perhaps we don’t need socks for the evening – we can just go barefoot.
Hmm. Total space saving minimal. Potential discomfort due to chilly feet – considerable. Furthermore, we are sharing a chalet with six other people and do they really want barefoot Waffles wandering around?