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Within a short drive from Gladwins Farm lies Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain. Rich in history with a...
Good holiday packing is a form of art. Sadly, we don’t have the same skills (or bag!) as Mary Poppins but we do have some useful packing tips. Things can get tricky when packing for a Christmas break, especially with the mountain of presents and necessary Christmas jumpers. Here are our recommendations:
Whether you’re heading to the snow for a traditional yuletide or the sun for some winter warmth, you’ll need to pack light and clever. Take a pared-down collection of suitable clothes, so that you can mix and match for different occasions. Include items that can be layered if it gets colder than expected, and accessories such as belts, scarves and jewellery to jazz up when necessary.
It’s definitely worth going off piste a little with the gifts and perhaps planning a shopping trip with your friends or family to treat them while you’re on holiday. Maybe book tickets to a show or event that you can enjoy together when visiting a new location. You could order gifts online in advance and have them delivered to your cottage if practical. Children are definitely going to expect toys to unwrap on the big day!
Try to squeeze in a few light, fabric or paper decorations to bring some traditional seasonal cheer to your destination!
At Gladwins Farm, all of our cottages are very well equipped so you don’t need to worry about kitchen equipment, towels or toiletries. If there’s anything else you need, simply give us a call and we’ll be able to assist. Click here to find out more.