Day 215 – Holiday Thought for the Day….
This was an interesting article that had us giggling like hell in the office this week, as we continue on the holiday theme…..
Supposedly, UK women pack too many clothes for a two-week summer holiday and end up wearing just over half the items according to a survey by Co-operative Insurance. The value of the clothes in her suitcase averages £1,140 (approx 1,250 euros).
On average, women take 18 tops, 12 pairs of shorts or skirts and six bikinis on a fortnight abroad but only wear 12 of the tops, six pairs of shorts or skirts and three of the bikinis.
The poll of 3,000 women also showed that they pack eight pairs of shoes for a two-week sunshine break, with 25% managing to find room to take more than 10 pairs. (note to Janine -> 22 is excessive!!)
But 75% of those surveyed said they wore only six pairs of shoes during their holiday.
Some 23% said packing left them feeling stressed and around 21% said assembling clothes for a holiday was more stressful than going to work. No wonder!!
What I’d like to know, with most of them going abroad on a plane from the UK, and the increases reported by such low cost airlines as Easy Jet, how do they manage to get it all on board without incurring huge excess baggage costs? Do they overdress, or does the rest of the family have to survive with only one pair of shorts and a swim suit!! And who on earth owns, yet along packs, 6 bikini’s??
info from UK women pack £1,140 worth of holiday clothes and wear half – survey. on WGSN
and guess what, it’s also been reported by the Daily Mail!!
- No Mini-Skirts After Age 35! No bikinis after 47? OH NO! (momof7.com) very very worrying…. friends of my age, read with caution!!
- Holiday suitcase essentials (savemoney247.co.uk)
- image via suitcase rummage « follow the Fashion.