Hello Dear Reader,
We first went on holiday to France in 2005, we had phrase book French and I got mild food poisoning. No sympathy needed as I was campsite cooking and may not have chilled something well enough. We found out to our cost that you can’t get anything medically stronger than a herbal teabag anywhere but a pharmacy. Also, you can’t just walk in, pick up meds and walk out and when you’ve made yourself understood then you won’t get them cheap either.
Don’t get ‘caught out’ like I did. Now, we save money by taking a few basic medical supplies…..just in case. Most of these are off the shelf and really cheap, not to mention small and lightweight to pack and take with us.
We take: first aid kit, pain killers, sprain bandages, antacids, migraine pills, anti- diarrhoea tablets, antihistamines (pills and sting cream) in fact an array of Mede we could need. Most have two year use by dates and I have them at home. We pay for our prescriptions and none of the meds costs more than a couple of pounds a go. We get a lot of meds in Poundland. Everything neatly fits into an old plastic lunch box.
You can pare this down and take half packs or just two or three items that are most important to you. An old makeup bag would squeeze into the car glove compartment and be a great place to keep them when you’re on your French holiday. There’s nothing worse than getting poorly whilst on holiday but it’d be a comfort to know some meds are at hand.
Over to you Dear Reader, who else takes a meds pack on holiday (if you keep one at home, of course…..you may not) and does it save you money?
Love Froogs xxxx