For those of you who know me or follow my blog, you’ll know that my hubby is British. He moved to the US about 20 years ago now, and is a dual British/US citizen. ALL his family however is back in the UK. He’s super close with them (mom, siblings, and extended family too, not to mention a daughter with his ex) so we make frequent trips across the pond. We have an arrangement where we spend every other Christmas in England, and we’ll be leaving tomorrow. It gives me a great excuse to shop for winter clothes that I wouldn’t normally need here in Cali. I’ve spent the last month stockpiling wooly sweaters and plaid scarves 🙂 I usually plan my packing in advance – even if I don’t actually pack, I plan all the outfits in my head. I’ve been so many times that I have a sort of system down. We also tend to visit in the summer, and though the items I pack are different, the idea is the same.