As I stood at the airport this week, waiting to get through security, watching everyone sigh as they removed belts, watches, telephones and loose change, I longed to keep things light.
I travel a lot at the moment; popping up to the UK regularly; zooming around France for the photoshoots for the book, and occasionally getting further afield for pleasure.
It is always a wonderful moment to put a small pile of carefully folded clothes into a suitcase, and for me it is inevitably tempting to add a few more bits ‘just in case’…. but these days I find heavy baggage less appealing.
So while I was queueing at the airport, I fantasised about travelling somewhere warm and sunny, on holiday, without any baggage at all. I imagined myself in comfortable clothes, strolling onto a plane with just a handbag, a phone, a pair of sunglasses and a good book. On arrival at my destination I’d shop as required, picking out outfits to suit the next day’s programme and when the time came to leave, I’d return in the same way, empty handed, and gift all my purchases to a friend or acquaintance….
It’s a fantasy of course, but there’s no harm in dreaming. So tell me please, in an ideal world, how and where would you like to travel, and just how much would you put into that bag?!