….. both money and pain *smile
This is me – the finale packing trail is done and it results in two bag, mostly because of the 200 Tena Lady Pads I need to bring with me.
The Japanese Health Authority has been very helpful – they even offered to order pads for me to be delivered to one of the hotels we are staying, but they are so expensive in Japan and there is only 12 to a pack. Cheaper for pay for an extra bag then buy the pads in Japan.
But I would had needed a second bag anyhow. I have never been able to travel light and I guess I will never change. But I will leave the kitchen sink at home this time. *laughing
For this trip I had to do some investments – first of all a pair of good walking shoes – my feet will always hurt whatever I wear, because of the problems I have, but I needed to find something that is giving my feet support and bring less pain to them, give them more comfort.
So I have invested in a pair of very trendy Danish Ecco sneakers; O2 – just one world to describe them; WoOoOoOoOooooo! They are made in GORE-Tex@ – that means they can stand water. They also have a cooling system that keeps the feet cool underneath, which is magical for my burning foot pads. There is holes on the side of the sole and it is WORKS! I laughed when they told me in the shop and said I probably has to walk very slow if that is going to work. I’m laughing for an other reason now, it works. And the shoe ties are elastic.
Ecco doesn’t come cheap … neither does technology, 1400SEK/150€/$164/£110
Most of you know that I have a passion for beautiful shoes – and I have plenty of them – love my high heels at special occasions and reading about Japanese dress codes for evening at better restaurants means high heels.
The problem is the my nice high heels are 4″ high and I have been struggling walking in them the last 6 months, mostly because I don’t use them often enough. During my working days at the office, high heels happened nearly every day. I went through every box in the closet and they are a bit too high for comfort.
So that meant an other investment – because I need a hand bag for the evening that is big enough to hold Oscar (my Canon) – I had only two choices, black leather or YSL black patent leather, auction bargain on Ebay! So I found a pair of patent pumps with 3″ heel. Perfect and l love the style, it makes my big feet 8(10) look a lot smaller – but they were a bit tight, decided to fix that myself.
So for 3 days now have I worn wet socks in them and it has been very painful at moments (hours) …. but we are getting there, some more hours and they fit like a glow. Patent leather is tough to break in. I worn them in the laundry room and when I did my vacuum. The best thing is that I start to feel comfortable in walking on heels again. KIOMI is the brand and German.
For our’s “enchanted” evenings I have packed my black silk suite (20 years old), a black taffeta skirt, black cardigan with “jewel” decoration, cream and back silk tunic … plus a light grey dress with off white dots. As options to the pumps I packed a pair of black patent wedge sandals and ballerina shoes. No colors for the evenings – which isn’t me – have to wear colors during daytime instead. I have packed a top in beige and black … with cerise roses. I think I may get away with that. *smile
How many times I have trail packed …. 6!!!!!! For 22 nights. Plenty knickers too.
“Packing for a trip can be exciting.
But unpacking is always depressing.”