Every time that I seem to go anywhere outside the UK I always have to buy a travel adaptor at the airport !
I have now got loads and loads of them which stay safely at home in the drawer.
Thought that I was being really clever last year and just remembered one in time for a trip to Tuscany. When I got to where I was staying, the first time I wanted to dry my hair, I realised that it was the one that I had bought at the airport when I went to New Zealand six months before ! It obviously was useless and off I went to buy another one !