• This is my entry for the Mark Warner Holidays’ Family Ambassador Programme

Whenever the conversation turns to holidays, you can always bank on somebody to recommend Mark Warner and honestly, I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’ve never heard a negative word about them.

Lily hasn’t been abroad yet and we’re itching to take her away for some sunshine and fun.

With six summer holiday resorts across Greece, Sardinia and Corsica, Mark Warner certainly have a lot to offer and, fingers crossed, we’ll have our own signature #MWMoment before the end of the year.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list 0f 10 travel essentials that we’d like to take on holiday but with a little twist as they’re all completely imaginary. Oh how we wish they were real though, don’t you agree?

Here’s my ideas and prototypes for the next generation of travel products but no stealing, I’ve got patents pending!


Mark Warner Mum - 10 Travel Essentials


Mark Warner Mum - Magical Space Saving Luggage

Forget packing lists and the frustration of having to choose which dresses and shoes to pack, just chuck them all in without a second thought and enjoy your holiday!

No extra baggage charges, no broken back (I’ve made it weightless, thank me later) and no holding off for the ‘perfect’ souvenir, have them all, every tacky magnet, every box of shells, they’re all yours.

There is a little catch in that it’d have to be magical and I’m no fairy godmother but hey, I’ll just ring up Mary Poppins and ask her to share her secrets, I’m sure it’ll be fine *looks shifty*


Mark Warner Mum - Suncream Pills

Day #2 of your holiday and you’re already showing off the burnt lobster look. Goodbye sassy holiday snaps, hello aftersun.

Sounds familiar? Well not anymore, take a pill and bask in the sun until it sets!


Mark Warner Mum - Anti-Drown Swim Wear

As my daughter keeps reminding me, “Mummy I can’t swim.” She can actually (well, sort of) but if you’re not overly confident you no longer have to hang around the shallow end like a wally or avoid the water altogether as I’ve got something for you! Enter my ‘anti-drown swim wear’ – it inflates when you’re in trouble and activates its own built-in panic button. Clever ey?

The stylish savvy amongst you will notice it comes in a dashing yellow colour with added beading. Vogue have been on the blower, we’re in discussions. Watch this space!


Mark Warner Mum - Translation CHip

Worried the locals are making fun of your slight bald patch? Get wise to their game with my handy translation chip. Simply have some very minor, absolutely non-invasive surgery before your flights and you’ll be fluent in the language of your choice. Hurrah!


Mark Warner Mum - Self-Drying Towel

Bring one towel for all of the family with my amazing self-drying towel. Dries itself within seconds no matter how wet it is. How, I hear you ask? *cough* I’ve not thought of that yet, shall we move on?


Mark Warner Mum - 'Sober Up' Chewing Gum

Too sozzled to find your room? Need to pick the kids up but you’ve forgotten their names? Sober up instantly with my new ‘sober up’ chewing gum. Also eliminates hangovers!


Mark Warner Mum - Contact Lens Camera

Forget lugging around your camera and only sharing your poor quality phone photos on Instagram.

Pop in these scratch-free contact lenses and take ultra HD 24 mega pixel photos in the blink of an eye (literally).

Then use the built-in wireless technology to port over to your smartphone and viola, your hotdog legs are free to take pride of place on your feeds.


Mark Warner Mum - Anti-Sickness Chocolate

No more holiday-related funny tummy or travel sickness and a guilt-free reason to eat chocolate – “It’s for medical reasons, honest!” I think I’m on to a winner here, right?


Mark Warner Mum - The 'Feel At Home' Digital Screen

Is your kid being awkward and moaning about how they’re homesick and can only sleep in their own room?

I’ve got you covered with the ‘feel at home’ digital screen. Throw it over their bed (it’s breathable, probably…) and it’ll display scenes from their bedroom to make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Ahhh!


I’m stumped as to why these don’t exist already actually. Hello government, we’re in the digital age now? *waves*

No more losing the bloody thing or getting to the airport and scrambling around your hand luggage with an angry queue behind you, simply do your cheesiest grin and hold up your smartphone, easy as pie.


So, what do you think? I am on the right tracks? Do you have anything to add?

Have you ever been away with Mark Warner? If so, please share your photographs and experiences in the comments below or over on social media so I can get all giddy inside and cross everything I have that they’ll find my entry endearing and/or entertaining *flutters eyelashes*

Do you have a favourite from the list? (I’m totally not judging if it’s the ‘sober up’ chewing gum!)


Leave a Reply


  1. February 13, 2017 / 10:28 PM

    LOVE THIS!! Wish they all existed haha! Good luck 🙂 xx

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      Haha thank you Kerry, they would be a god-send wouldn’t they? Thank you 🙂 xx

  2. February 13, 2017 / 10:32 PM

    I love this lucy! Best of luck with your entry x

  3. February 13, 2017 / 10:34 PM

    Love the unique way you have presented this! so fun. Contact lens camera would be amazing, mine can be rather heavy.

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:54 PM

      Thank you! I hate lugging mine around sometimes but I hate having things in my eyes, decisions, decisions…xx

  4. February 13, 2017 / 10:40 PM

    This is super creative! Out of all of your options I think I’d like the sober-up gum the best! LOL

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:55 PM

      Haha I’m on to a winner aren’t I? I was thinking willy-wonka stylee! xx

  5. February 13, 2017 / 10:41 PM

    I love the sound of the contact lense camera! They are all brilliant ideas though – now we need to get them invented 🙂 Good luck – we have been on a Mark Warner holiday to beautiful Rhodes and it was every bit as amazing as we imagined it to be.

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:57 PM

      Thank you, we just need a bucket-load of money and some support, easy peasy! Haha!
      Ooh I’d love to go to Rhodes, I’m always hearing about how out of these world Mark Warner holidays are 🙂 People get hooked don’t they and go back again and again?

  6. February 13, 2017 / 10:54 PM

    I love this Lucy – I would definitely buy a suncream pill if they existed!

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:59 PM

      Thank you! Me too, I’d have to careful about the side effects though wouldn’t I? Tricky stuff this inventing business! xx

  7. February 13, 2017 / 10:55 PM

    Brilliant! My favourite is probably the suncream pill as I have a fight every time the weather gets warmer and end up with ore cream on myself than the children! Good Luck with your entry, we have never been but the holidays do look amazing, all I need to do is lose 4 children and i’m on a winner, either that palm off a few to someone else! Would you like a couple, they are well trained and great babysitters…

    • February 13, 2017 / 11:00 PM

      I am one of those unlucky people who can slather on the factor 50 and STILL end up looking like the devil.
      Bless you, I could do with a babysitter actually…*muses*

  8. February 13, 2017 / 11:14 PM

    You genius!! I so need the contact lens camera

    • February 13, 2017 / 11:16 PM

      Perfect for us bloggers isn’t it? Life would be SO much bloody easier! 😉 xx

  9. Alexandra | Mrs Hodgson
    February 14, 2017 / 5:31 AM

    I love this Lucy, you’re so creative and imaginative. It’s fantastic. I really hope you win. Great mood board. Xxx

  10. February 14, 2017 / 9:35 AM

    Haha genius! If only…very creative and well thought out – enjoyed reading this. Digital passport yes, how much easier all that would be!

    • February 14, 2017 / 10:17 AM

      Thank you! Hopefully they’ll get their act together and introduce it sometime soon! xx

  11. February 14, 2017 / 3:21 PM

    Lucy, I absolutely love twist on the mood board! So creative & beautifully written. Best of luck x

  12. February 14, 2017 / 3:36 PM

    ‘Need to pick up the kids but you’ve forgotten their names?’ HAHA that would totally be me and Carl given any kind of freedom from parenting duties! Love this post beautiful lady, excellent ideas the lot of them and quite frankly I think you’re wasted in blogging ;-). Wishing you the very best of luck, I know how much you’d appreciate the break away xx

    • February 15, 2017 / 12:30 PM

      Bless you, thank you for such lovely words! It would be us too don’t worry but we don’t really get the chance! xx

  13. February 14, 2017 / 6:03 PM

    Omg yes a translation chip would be amazing, especially since you think someone is talking about you but you are not sure as they are talking another language.

    • February 15, 2017 / 9:07 AM

      I’d love to be able to speak a couple of other languages fluently. If only! xx

  14. February 14, 2017 / 10:05 PM

    This post is amazing, so creative & so much effort put in to it! I hope you win lovely!

  15. February 15, 2017 / 11:48 AM

    Gosh I need all of these! Brilliant application!

    • February 15, 2017 / 12:25 PM

      Ah thank you very much! How I wish some of them were real! xx

  16. Liska
    February 15, 2017 / 12:36 PM

    All of these are totally inspired and should exist in real life. They’d all be must have essentials for the holidaying family. The only one that may have a nearly real life equivalent is the quick drying towel. Love these would use every single one. Best of luck with your entry. Xx

  17. February 15, 2017 / 3:07 PM

    I absolutely love this! One of my favourite entries that I’ve seen. If I was judging it I’d pick you. Good luck lovely x

  18. February 15, 2017 / 4:09 PM

    This is fantastic – I need all those things. But mainly the chocolate 😉 I can’t believe that digital passports aren’t a thing yet! Good luck, this is the best entry I have seen!

  19. February 15, 2017 / 4:09 PM

    Good luck! This post is fab! Very inventive! Xx

  20. February 15, 2017 / 6:29 PM

    This had me in fits of laughter!
    Good Luck x

  21. February 15, 2017 / 7:50 PM

    Love this post – I wish they were all real! Great ideas, good luck! Kaz x

  22. February 15, 2017 / 8:03 PM

    Such a fab and imaginative post…and I pray to all holiness that some clever person invents all these things…I love the sound of sober up chewing gum and sun lotion pills! Oh and the luggage would definitely come in handy.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  23. February 16, 2017 / 12:55 PM

    I love the weightless luggage, sober up chewing gum and the sun screen pills – I totally need all of those in my life lol

  24. February 16, 2017 / 1:44 PM

    Pure genius, I am laughing my head off as well Woot 🙂 hope you win

  25. February 17, 2017 / 9:29 AM

    Love it! These would make going on holiday so easy! Love the bottomless luggage and digital screen – they would make it so much easier for Biggest. Good luck! x

  26. February 21, 2017 / 2:56 PM

    This is clever. Love the ideas, especially the contact lens camera. Good luck xx

  27. February 24, 2017 / 11:36 PM

    Such a brilliant post lovely lady. I would be very surprised if you weren’t picked for the ambassadorship as it’s creative, fun and my goodness, you’re resourceful! xxx

  28. February 25, 2017 / 6:22 PM

    Brilliant post. Love the feel at home digital screen. Genius! You need to get a patent on that 😉 xx

  29. February 28, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    Lucy, I love these idea’s – brilliant. Fingers crossed for you

  30. February 28, 2017 / 9:30 PM

    This is brilliant, so many good ideas in here!! Good luck x

  31. March 1, 2017 / 10:12 PM

    This is fantastic. Love the idea of sobering chewing gum and anti-sickness chocolate.