One Week In Italy: Hand Luggage Lists

Holiday eve!

I think, think, think we are ready

I have packed and repacked our case

I have packed us each a carry on bag

I have one bag that is a suitcase extension

Though I will take it on to the plane

It is not filled with things needed for the journey

Only things that would not fit in the case

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It is a gorgeous bag though

A denim Miss Sixty case

From 2001

I guess that makes it vintage now!


David’s rucksack is the same

Filled with his clothes

And necessities

And some snacks for us

This North Face rucksack is what we will use as our day bag in Italy

The four bags I am going to tell you about

Are the children’s

Esther, age 8

William, age 8

Bea, age 4

Edie, 17 months

The three older children each have a Trunki Boostapak


This will be their car seat in Italy

And doubles up as a rucksack to take on the plane


For Edie I have my trusty Pink Lining change bag

Here is a peek inside

Esther, age 8

Around The World Sticker Book

around the world

1000 Things To Draw Book

1000 things to draw

Selection of reading books including Romeo and Juliet and Strega Nona

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romeo and juliet

Snacks (malt loaf, cereal bar, raisins)

Cuddly polar bear



Pencil case


Sketch book

Writing book

William, age 8

I Spy in the Airport book

Mini World Atlas

airport books

Non Fiction books about Italy



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A book about time zones

time zones

The book he is currently reading



CGP Maths Book

Book about Victorian Britain

booksBea age 4

This bag has a selection of bits

That will be shared by Bea and Edie

A magnetic drawing board

drawing board

A Travel themed sticker book

sticker book

Some autumn animal flashcards


A book about water and the water cycle

water book

Threading apple

threading apple

Buckle Buddy fiddle toy

buckle buddy

fiddle toy

Cuddly toys




We also have an iPad for Bea should she need it

That is stowed safely in Daddy’s bag

Edie, 17 months



Spare clothes for all

Hair bobbles and clips

Dettol wipes

Antibacterial hand gel 100ml


Sensory cubes

Jelly Babies

Organix biscuits




Lip balm

Large muslins x 2


Boarding passes

EHIC cards

Hopefully I have not forgotten anything too vital

I guess we shall soon see

I will let you know tomorrow what of all this we use

And anything that we wished we had!

Wish us luck!

What are your hand luggage essentials?

For you and for your children x

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