I think it's quite interesting what people forget to pack when they go away in a hurry. We had visitors this week-end at our other house, and in our hurry I forgot my moisturizer and my husband forgot his aftershave. My visitor forgot her hairdryer. We had clothes, essential meds, our books and our reading glasses though - and lots of food. I also forgot my house keys (my husband had his), because they were in my knitting bag, but as my friend doesn't knit, I had left that bag at home. Can it be that items of vanity are at the bottom of all our lists of priorities? What essentials have you forgotten to pack?