I leave England in 2 days and i haven't even packed. I hate packing. Even if it's for a holiday, I would rather pay someone to do it for me. In-packing when you get back is even worse, but for now we concentrate on packing.
Also, side note, you may be wondering why i have a knitted toy. My nanny knitted this for me as a travelling mascot and she's also the cutest person ever. The name is Anncy, which is both my grandparents names combined. Anncy has an IG because i am going to take him everywhere and take pictures of him in lots of different places. You should totally follow him HERE, if you want to, but you probably will want too.
Packing for a longer trip and not knowing when you will returning is slightly harder then I expected. I feel like I need to take loads, but realistically I can't take that much. I keep forgetting that I can wash clothes abroad and can always buy more if needed. Depending on how poor I'm going to be, that may not be an option.
I have been doing some typical blogger research and scouring the internet and reading lots of travel blogs to see what other people suggest. I already know I'm going to be that annoying person at security with all my electrical equipment in 10 different trays, but I'm not bothered about that.
Another dilemma is whether I take a suitcase or a backpack? I am probably going to take a suitcase, only because I just think it will be a lot easier and I won't have to endure the pain of having a backpack. However, I am prone to losing things and having nearly lost my suitcase in JFK airport a couple of years ago, it does slightly worry me. Maybe I should get some reins for it, that way it will always be attached to me so I can never lose it. My travel diary (post here) has a section in it with items that you should take and pack so I have gone through that any mainly worked that way. I bought a backpacking kit from online, which i am going to be doing a post (coming soon) on and whether realistically i have used all the products/gadgets that it comes with.
I will do a more updated post once I have arrived in Australia and go through the items I have bought with me and how practical they are and whether or not I have used them.