Day 364 – travelling to Geneva

Friday 30th December 2011. Hubbie gets his own back when the alarm shrieks at 7am in the morning, as I am still not ready to get up and pack (what a surprise – I’m not good in the mornings either!). And I trudge through the house with my list of ski essentials (and life essentials), … Continue reading

Day 362 – guest blogging 2

Wednesday 28th December 2011. I had promised Jules at Turtlewings a blog a month for the last 3 months, and have failed miserably!  The first month went fine, but then November went mad with holidays, work and sickness, and I have been meaning to catch up ever since.  I finally got inspired (and got into … Continue reading

Day 347 – Wishing I was there…..

Tuesday 13th December 2011. Hubbie is in France.  Doing the health check on our Beach House that we have willfully neglected for the last 4 months.  Driven by a combination of foreign holidays, bad weather, and exhaustion, we’ve missed the last 3 opportunities to pop down there as a family, and hence Hubbie volunteered to … Continue reading

Day 299 – the chaos after the iStuff…..

somewhere. at some point, you face the harsh realities of still having to pack something. and in my case, it is still for the four of us. bribery, corruption, threats and sweets did not work so now I sit here at half past midnight, still working out what everyone really needs, and what they are … Continue reading

Day 298 – the iStuff updates….

In years gone by, when planning a holiday, you started out with a ‘To Do’ list that basically revolved around the following; – clothes to pack – flight tickets/passport/holiday travellers cheques (do you remember those!) and cash in your hand luggage (along with medication and one nights stuff incase the suitcase went missing!) – toiletries/books/magazines … Continue reading

Day 297 – Happy Mondays no. 6

Have goals to look forward to Feeling good about the future is important for our happiness. We all need goals to motivate us and these need to be challenging enough to excite us, but also achievable. If we try to attempt the impossible this brings unnecessary stress. Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction … Continue reading

Day 215 – Holiday Thought for the Day….

This was an interesting article that had us giggling like hell in the office this week, as we continue on the holiday theme….. Supposedly, UK women pack too many clothes for a two-week summer holiday and end up wearing just over half the items according to a survey by Co-operative Insurance. The value of the … Continue reading

Day 189 – the night before……

leaving for holidays -> I hate it.  Packing kills me, particularly when it involves both me and the kids (as Hubbie stays home to work for another week at least).  I always thought that having a holiday home meant you did half as much, but because you can have all your own stuff there, you … Continue reading

Day 121 – Nice to be Home again

Good bye France!  It’s great to be on holiday.  Rocked by sunshine, sand, the sea, and your friends and family who visit.  But actually, it’s not so bad to be back.  Friends and Family (in all forms, though not by blood) exist here too.  And it’s amazing to feel the support and friendship the minute … Continue reading

Day 111 – The things I have to put up with……

I mean, why do I have to share my house with so many little people?  I love my vacations but sorry, on my terms only!  I just want to be able to lounge, snooze, watch the ‘birds’, chase anything that moves, and eat and drink to my heart’s content. This morning was a case point, … Continue reading