Thursday, 11 March 2010

H is for …

…HOLIDAY!!! (Or alternatively V is for Vacation!)

I bet not many of you thought I’d choose that now did you?? I have to admit to being a little late with my homework this week – I hope Mrs Matlock hasn’t noticed. I have had a rotten week at work this week which makes the fact that I go on my next holiday next week all the sweeter.

As a child we always had a holiday. I don’t really know how my parents ever afforded it, but each year would have a week at the seaside. I have memories of a place called Littlestone in Kent. My abiding memory is that you had to walk down a huge incline of stones to get to the beach – and I remember being petrified of sliding down!

A big contrast to the holidays that my children had. Son1’s first holiday was to Spain at the tender age of 18 months – what a performance to take all the baby paraphernalia with us! We had a few holidays after that on the Norfolk coast when times were hard, often sharing a static caravan with our friends and their daughters – far cheaper to split the cost. As years went by we were able to venture further afield to Spain, Canary Islands, Cyprus and, of course, the US. The regular visitors among you will know that during the past year John & I have become cruise-aholics and next week will see us take our fourth cruise in little over a year. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not made of money – just SKI-ing (Spending the Kids Inheritance!).

So next week we’ll fly to Barbados then sail to St Lucia, St Maarten, Tortolla and Antigua. Then we will sail back to the UK via Madeira – which means six days on the Atlantic – hold on to your hats, it’s gonna be breezy! So, all being well in a few weeks I’ll recount our adventures – in the meantime I have to work out how to set my next posts to publish so that I don’t get into trouble for being late with my homework!

Don’t forget to pop across to Jenny's blog to see the other H posts!

15 comments:

  1. Good for you and I know it will be even better after a lousy week. Can't wait to see all the pictures! Just the thought of being on a boat makes DH turn green, so I don't see many cruises in our future lol. Kathy

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  2. Oh, how nice to have a holiday to look forward to. It can ease the pain of a bad day or week beautifully! And it sounds like you're going to have a great one! Never been on a cruise myself, actually.

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful holiday. I love sailing across the ocean - the timelessness of the whole experience. I find it very restful - perfect for a real holiday.

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  4. How lucky you were and are to go away for holidays. Sounds like fun. Have a good time.

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  5. I am sitting on G waiting for O! I love to travel and it sounds like you have the bug as well! I remember going to the beach when I was a little girl and we had so much fun!

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  6. Would love to travel to Europe someday on Holiday! Vegas (in September) will have to do for now!

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  7. I love the term holiday as opposed to a vacation! Hope you have a great holiday. Joni (one of Mrs. Matlock's students)

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  8. Great choice for your "H" rambling...so many wonderful Holidays that you have had:-) I think I will take a Holiday in my mind...Peace, and Happy trails

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  9. have a very happy holiday! it sounds like you are ready for one!

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  10. Holiday... a magical word! Hope you have a wonderful time on the cruise. Please share the pictures.

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  11. Me again. btw I show up as coming from Texas (server I guess) but am in Asia. Of course, I came through Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.

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  12. Oh, the places you have seen! I'm a little green with envy ... I have some friends that went on a cruise to Barbados, St Lucia, St Maarten, Tortolla and Antigua ... it sounds like the same cruise ... anyways their photos were gorgeous ... so you are in for a wonderful wonderful holiday!!!

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  13. I love the term Holiday. It sounds so much more festive then vacation!

    Your upcoming trip sounds Holidayicious!

    Can't wait to read about it!

    And I think you will like reading that your grade for this week is A+!

    Thanks for participating in Alphabe-Thursday.

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  14. Have fun on your cruise!

    I love the term SKIing! I think I might -not- pass it along to my parents though ;)

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