I know, I know, it’s chucking it down with rain outside, but in my opinion that’s all the more reason to start thinking about the holidays.
And having packed my suitcase with the same old trusty towels for years, I think it’s time I upgraded. There are some brilliant bright beach towels in the shops at the moment – Debenhams in particular has some really great designs – but I’ve decided I’m going hi-tech, with Marks and Spencer‘s new ‘sand-resist’ versions.
Yep, science bods at M&S have created a special weave on the back of the towels that stops sand sticking between the stitching loops. So, not only will you avoid getting annoying gritty bits stuck to your suncreamed thighs; but when you pack up at the end of a hard day’s lounging, you’ll leave the sand where it belongs – on the beach – rather than in your bag.
What’s more, they’ve managed all this without resorting to scratchy man-made fibres or an extortionate price-tag – the towels are 100% cotton, a generous 100x180cm, and cost a reasonable £20 each.
In a choice of two rather fetching Missoni-esque striped patterns, I reckon they’re the smart sunbather’s choice this year.