We shall be off at the weekend for a spot of winter sun - weather permitting at this end of course.
As we have no children and my only family usually do their own thing at Christmas, it tends to feel a little flat when we are at home, just the two of us twiddling our thumbs on Christmas Day.
Since retirement I now have the freedom to do what I want at Christmas. When I was working, the rota tended to give priority for leave to those who have families so I usually ended up working on the in-between days. It was always assumed that, without children, I would not want - or deserve - to have more time off over that period. Perhaps that sounds a little mean of me but it would have been nice to have been considered occasionally.
Anyway, we will be spending the weekend in London before flying off for a two week break on the small island of La Gomera, one of Tenerife's little sisters. It is not a popular tourist destination, apart from keen walkers, so we are hoping for some peace and quiet, good walks, and the chance to see some sunshine and escape the rain.
There may not be reliable WiFi in our small apartment but I shall post when I can.
Meanwhile, Elfie seems to have pinched the Christmas cake....
You can't have your cake and eat it Elfie.ReplyDelete
Have a good holiday in the sun Jaycee. I would love to buy somewhere in the sun and escape the Irish weather in winter.
We are only renting this apartment. We don't want to buy one as we would then feel tied to always go to the same place. We like to try out different locations for a bit of variety. Next year may even be a Snow holiday!Delete
I hear that Elfie thinks the name of his blog should be changed to The Diary of a Somebody.ReplyDelete
He's only here one month out of the year so his blog would become quite boring from January onwards. He'll just have to share mine.Delete
I had always volunteered to work over Christmas, no problem, but one year a woman said sneeringly to me that Christmas is only for people with children anyway. That so upset me that I never spoke up again. After that I used to just let them sort it and then go with the flow. The men I worked with when I was stockbroking wanted to work in any case, a couple of days at home with the wife and children was quite enough, and we would all end up in the office as normal. Enjoy your break.ReplyDelete
That was a really horrible thing for her to say to you.Delete
Enjoy the break - hope the sun shines for you throughout.ReplyDelete
It should hopefully be pleasant enough to get out and about and try some of the walks at least. Thank you.Delete
La Gomera sounds lovely. I have always fancied a visit to Tenerife. Enjoy yourselves. I bet you will come home tanned and rested!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your Xmas break. I don't mind Xmas, at the moment, because of the grandkids. Mind you, I would like one last English style Xmas in NZ with carols by candlelight and a, small town, Xmas parade and piped music all over the place. Only because it's so different here.ReplyDelete
Hope the sun shines and you're happy and warm!
I know what you mean. Two years ago we spent Christmas in a small hotel by a lake in Austria. Lots of snow, carols and quietly traditional celebrations. So different from some of the tacky UK stuff.Delete
Here's to good weather - sunny preferably- good enough to warm your bones (one of my mother's expressions.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your break and we'll see you when we see you next
Thank you Cathy. Here's hoping..Delete
Naughty Elf begged Mummy Elf and Daddy Elf to take him to La Gomera. With tears in his little elfin eyes, Naughty Elf said, "Please Mummy! I don't mind travelling in your suitcase. I will keep very still when airport security X-ray your luggage!"ReplyDelete
How lovely to go away at Christmas! Have a fab time and enjoy the sun. If Elfie eats all that cake he won't be able to fit in your suitcase...ReplyDelete
When I was a Ward Sister, I was lucky to work with someone who like to have New year off and as I had young children at the time; she worked for me at Christmas and I worked for her at New Year...
Thanks Vronni. How nice to have a like minded work colleague.Delete