Welcome to a very special Friday for me this week. It's special because I went back to working full time in March for 6 months. As of today I finally have my Friday's off again. I love my Friday's off...I'm planning to potter and sew and spend time on the computer and possibly do some housework without the pressure of having only the weekend to get all the essential things done.
On to Favourite Things Friday for this week. Feel free to join us . All you have to do is write a post about something you love and link it on up to this one. It's like one big love in where we all wander over to your place and have a look at something that is meaningful to you. It can be an object , a thought , something that happened to you , or a place. There aren't many "rules" at all. So feel free to link up and tell us all about one of your favourites.
I think it's been well established that I am a planner. Holidays are no exception. I like the anticipation of deciding where and when we'll be going on a big holiday. I love researching what we'll do when we get there , booking somewhere to stay and working out all the finer details. Often I'll plan all that stuff months and months in advance. I love going on holidays and for me a lot of the pleasure comes from the planning.
Our last "holiday" was in July 2009. We went to Darwin to await Little P's arrival since that's where Miss P was living at the time. Little P inherited Miss P's lazy gene and decided to arrive a full two weeks late so I ended up staying in Darwin for three weeks. While it was nice to be away it was less a holiday and more a thrilling nail biting time counting down the minutes until Miss P went into labour. Everything had to be really flexible just in case.
|Dinner at Yots. My Favourite Restaurant in Darwin.|
|The exact moment I fell wildly hopelessly in love with Little P.|
The year before that I went to Darwin to visit my sister for three weeks. That was a holiday. There were a lot of cocktails involved. Which is probably what led to me thinking this was the coolest idea I'd ever had.
|It washed off after a week. But I thought I was a complete bad arse while it lasted.|
|Me at Mindil Markets stuffing my face|
In 2006 I went a little crazy and organised a holiday for Mr. P and I on the spur of the moment. Two weeks later we were in Surfer's Paradise. Just the two of us.
|This photo makes me the envy of every kid I work with . I've canoodled with Wags the Dog.|
In 2003 just before Miss P started high school we went on a theme park holiday.
|Me in the Big Brother house . I am a serious BB tragic.|
|Miss P (looking a LOT younger ) hamming it with Fred and Wilma.|
This trip down memory lane does have a purpose. This week I booked tickets for my next holiday. I leave in just under 5 weeks and I'm heading here to spend time with Little Miss Sunshine and to see her part of the country.
I suspect there will be a lot of these in my holiday future....