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Armed and dangerous

Most women when they get to a certain age will find that maybe their arms weren’t what they used to be.  This becomes problematic planning a summer vacation.  I am off to Provence and the weather forecast is wonderful but how to get away with those little sleeveless dresses and batwing arms?

armsAh hah!  Help is at hand.  You can now buy new arms – well arm cover ups to be precise.  Wow what will they think of next.  You can get them in any colour and just slip them under that little sleeveless dress for a complete cover up of Nature’s faults.

Well that’s fine and dandy – now what about the rest?  Easy to cover up the arms.  What about the neck you might ask?

Somehow I think that would be a bit more difficult.  You could go this route –cover up neck

Ummm – maybe not so much.  People might think you had broken something.  Seems it would get awfully hot too.

It just goes to show the lengths we women will go to hide our “little” flaws and why it takes us just a little bit longer in the morning to get dressed.
So in keeping with my mantra of packing light and covering up how about just packing the one essential garment to take you through every occasion.

On the flight

On the flight

On the boat

On the boat

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

All this packing and planning - it's too much!

All this packing and planning – it’s too much!


So do you have baggage?

huge purseOf course you do. We all do!  But Westjet is going to be on the look out for you!  New carry on policies mean that you can’t bring the kitchen sink with you and then expect to squash it all in the overhead bin and around your neighbour’s feet.  Well I think it’s a good thing.  The old policy permitted two items of carry on as well as one personal item.  Holy Moley ….. No wonder it takes us so long to get off the ground these days.  But now do you think they will get picky about what constitutes a personal item?

OK – so you’ve got your carry on bag.  And you have your purse – or man bag or whatever.  So that’s it – right?  What about your neck pillow.  If you latch that onto your carry on then I guess that constitutes one item.  But will it fit in the “sizing device”  (I would love to know who decided to use that terminology).  What happens if your neck doesn’t fit in the “sizing device”.  Will you leave that behind?  And what about your coat?  Does that count as an extra personal item – so carry on and coat – that’s it.  So do you leave the man bag behind?  You see my dilemma.
sizing device

So I guess the answer is that you buy one of those huge purses that are no particular shape – sort of looks like a deflated balloon.  You can fill that up to weigh 22 lbs.  That’s one helluva purse, people!  And then when it comes to putting it into the “sizing device” you sort of squash and squeeze it in there until it fits.  Kind of like putting on spanx.  Yeah, that’ll do it.  I think I have this problem under control (pardon the pun).