What I Pack: Kate Harcourt

Dame Kate Harcourt. Photo / Supplied
Dame Kate Harcourt. Photo / Supplied

Do you travel light or heavy?

As light as possible.

Cattle or first class?

First class or not at all.

I can't travel without ...

Several books.

What type of suitcase do you carry?

A roll-on with a garish ribbon for easy ID.

Are you a planner or last-minute packer?

I must be a planner, I think, but not obsessively so.

What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?

A pocket knife I bought 49 years ago on the way to England. Having had to post it back to myself from Wellington Airport twice - the third time I was lucky enough to hand it to Pinky Agnew to take home for me. Now I leave it behind.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?

Seville.

Best packing tip?

A plastic bag for dirty washing.

Most memorable trip?

A visit to the Edinburgh Festival with the Downstage production of Hedda Gabler.

* Dame Kate Harcourt is an actor. She can be heard in the verbatim docu-drama The Secrets I Keep this Sunday July 24, in the Arts on Sunday on Radio NZ National.

- NZ Herald

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