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The Guardian - UK
The Guardian - UK

Pack your own pillows and lamps this summer

Car boot filled with pillows and holiday paraphernalia
‘I’m having the last laugh now we are here,’ writes Rachel Hunter. Photograph: Getty

This article made me smile as I am currently sitting outside a French mobile home with my two – yes, two – pillows from home (Yes, I do take my pillow with me on holiday. And I’m very happy with my life choices, thank you very much, 29 May). Insisting on bringing two pillows (one solid memory foam and one with a silk pillowcase) seemed like a good idea until after a couple of hours travelling with them on my lap in a small car; I suddenly realised why memory foam is well known for its heat-retaining properties. I then spent the next few hours trying to convince my children that they were lacking a pillow in the back and really needed mine for comfort. Still, I’m having the last laugh (and the most well-supported neck) now we are here.
Rachel Hunter
Coalport, Shropshire

• Along with my pillow, I always carry a head light or, if going by car, a smallish LED bedside lamp for reading in bed. Bedside lamps in holiday accommodation are never designed for this purpose, or for any actual purpose as far as I can see.
Fiona Kelsey
Whitstable, Kent

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