Having just returned from a lovely holiday in Crete, this dismal, dreary weather is really not very welcome in our household!
Why is it that when you get home you find yourself saying, ‘oh gosh, only 24 hours ago and we were sitting by the pool/eating in that beautiful taverna/enjoying that ice cold beer on our balcony?’ Maybe it’s just me that does that and having been home 6 days, it’s slightly wearing off but I’m still rather ‘post holiday blue’.
All the excitement leading up to the holiday, you get the suitcases out, buy the suncream, and pack all the essential, (and not so essential) items.
Generally, I say no to packing beach/pool toys, lilos etc. They take up so much room and seem so cumbersome and yet when you arrive on your long awaited holiday, you remember just how horrifically expensive they are to buy – again!!
So, when I saw the ‘Scrunch’ Bucket and Ball I thought I’d give them a go. They’ve proved a brilliant success. Packing them was a breeze, they’re so squashy, they fit almost anywhere.
The ball comes with a straw to inflate and two stoppers. Once inflated it’s a great ball that floats, bounces and yet is light and easy to catch.
There were many balls around our pool, the usual inflatable ones that you blow up were difficult to play with as the wind changes their direction. The other plastic ones were just a bit too heavy. Our Scrunchie ball was perfect. Coming home, it was easy to deflate and re-pack.
The Scrunchie bucket was also a great idea. We didn’t use it in the conventional sense as we didn’t go on the beach but it was fab by the pool and in the evening it doubled as a ‘basket ball type’ game. We attached the handle to a coat hanger, hung it from our outside light and voila, throw anything into the bucket and see who gets the most ‘catches’.
So, I think 10 out of 10 for these products, they’re great quality and perfect for packing. Just a little bit of advice, check you have paid for baggage on your airline ticket. Clever old me didn’t!!! 5am and the lovely BA lady tells me we only have hand luggage tickets. Ouch, that was money spent before we’d gone anywhere!?