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Must haves on holiday

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NanKate Mon 30-Jul-18 08:34:18

I have just been reading in the paper that more than half of us take our own teabags on holiday, while a third of us take the biscuits too.

I must admit I take builders tea bags and a few Lady Grey teabags. What about you ?

Teetime Mon 30-Jul-18 08:37:08

Ah well I do have a lot to take with me this week but we are self catering. If we weren't I would be taking my own coffee, green tea bags, a few nibbles (for the room) and Weetabix if abroad for DH.

Dolcelatte Mon 30-Jul-18 08:39:07

Gin and garlic granules smile

GrandmaMoira Mon 30-Jul-18 08:47:01

If I'm going to a B&B I take tea bags as they never provide enough.
Usually I am going by train to a caravan park and take rubber gloves, cleaning cloths and tea towels and buy food there. This year we are going by car so I can take some food and am currently thinking of what to take.

Greyduster Mon 30-Jul-18 08:51:28

DH’s meusli and a particular brand of redbush tea that I like. As we are holidaying with DD this year I shall expect her to cater for any other dietary flight of fancy I may have!grin

M0nica Mon 30-Jul-18 09:10:33

My jar of Lift, instant lemon tea.

Yiayia4 Mon 30-Jul-18 09:14:41

Always teabags ,we had boxes of good old Yorkshire teabags in our boat in Greece,even left some for the new owners.

shandi6570 Mon 30-Jul-18 09:22:02

Wherever we go, be it camping, B&B or hotel we always take builders teabags, a couple of apples and a packet of hobnobs. My OH gets grumpy if he doesn't get something to eat around the time his stomach considers it mealtime grin.
If it's a family visit, I take goodies for everyone to share.

Nannylovesshopping Mon 30-Jul-18 09:56:33

Just back from fab family villa holiday in Portugal, while unpacking, yell from daughter in kitchen, mum did you remember the coffee and salad cream, we like decent coffee and my dgds won’t eat salad without salad cream😂

moobox Mon 30-Jul-18 10:02:00

Neither tea nor biscuits feature in my home life anyway

nettyandmasey Mon 30-Jul-18 10:12:12

Just heard a discussion about this on Radio 2 , someone was going away and as she was going by car was taking her breadmaker!

Pinkshoes26 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:12:54

Yes. We take tea and coffee in suitcase. Once I took English bacon too! I sometimes take a sachet of cassorole mix when SC. Cup a soup. Travel wash for clothes.

janemarshall Mon 30-Jul-18 10:14:39

Tea and coffee, just because I like the brand I use.

sazz1 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:18:42

I take Ribena as can't find squash abroad unless you pay the earth for it

ToadsMum Mon 30-Jul-18 10:20:47

My much loved (and missed) MIL was spotted by DH unpacking her deepfat fryer and pressure cooker after her holiday at Butlins 😂

glammanana Mon 30-Jul-18 10:27:36

I take 3 in one coffee sachets for early morning drinks when at a hotel and some biscuits for munchies on the terrace when I wake in the night.

DoraMarr Mon 30-Jul-18 10:32:16

I don’t take anything like that- if I’m in the UK I can buy anything I want ( I don’t go self- catering if I can help it) and one of the joys of holidaying abroad is trying different foods and leaving home tastes at home I always drink coffee at breakfast on holiday, but never here. The only thing I always pack is my Ipad loaded with books and music, and a pair of headphones.

LouLou21 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:40:33

I take teabags, dried milk and biscuits and a travel kettle when I go to Egypt each year. It’s all inclusive but who wants to wait for their tea until breakfast in the morning.

Misha14 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:45:43

Decaff coffee for us. Hotels never seem to provide it. Once had the lid fall off a jar of coffee in the case on the way home. It smelled lovely but meant a lot of washing.

Kim19 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:46:58

Tend to take my own coffee as there's never enough on the courtesy trays for me.

Nvella Mon 30-Jul-18 10:47:22

Teabags for me as Lipton’s seem to have a monopoly on tea abroad and I don’t like it!

GrammaH Mon 30-Jul-18 10:52:21

Absolutely not, never take anything, why would I? If we're self catering, food is surprisingly available in shops locally and if we're in a hotel, we eat what we're offered and find restaurants , delis etc for lunch. We don't drink tea, eat biscuits or eat/drink anything at home we can't live without. I can understand those with strict dietary needs taking things but not otherwise - why clutter up your suitcases?

maryhoffman37 Mon 30-Jul-18 10:56:55

I take my own decaff teabags and coffeebags. And nuts and nutty bars to nibble.

Legs55 Mon 30-Jul-18 11:07:25

As most of my "Holidays" are spent visiting my Mum in Yorkshire I either take anything I normally use or buy it up there, I don't expect her to cater for my taste where it varies from hers. As I normally drive myself I tend to "throw in everything except the kitchen sink"grin

MamaCaz Mon 30-Jul-18 11:20:01

My 'must haves' depend on where I am going and how I am travelling.
A holiday has just been arranged that involves flying, and we are limited to 10kg of luggage each. Needless to say, there will be no 'must 'haves' in our bags.
If travelling by car, the list grows until all available space is filled!