Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

holiday on hold

Some time ago, I wrote about where I'd like to be and what I'd like to be doing.
If I could choose anywhere in the world.
I decided I'd like to retire to Victor Harbor.
Wishful thinking.
Without a seriously huge lotto win, this wasn't going to happen.

So instead, I planned a short holiday there.
A long weekend.
In the spring, probably September.
Funding? My tax refund.

Well, after doing the tax return form, I've discovered I may not get back as much as I'd hoped.
And I need new work shoes.
And a new supply of multi-trip bus tickets.
(I usually buy a half a dozen at tax time, so I have enough to get around for a while)
And a little set aside to buy gift vouchers for my grandchildren for Christmas.

All of those need to come first.
Then if I can still manage a weekend, I'll do it.
And of course I'll take my camera!

So the holiday dream is on hold temporarily.
If it doesn't happen this year, I'll try for next year.

10 comments:

  1. I really, really hope it does happen and you can do something wonderful for yourself. I haven't been to Victor Harbour in about twenty years, but I loved it. So hopefully your dream will happen this year.

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  2. EC; thanks. I'm working on it. And I'm definitely going to save towards next year, even if I get to go this year. I think I'd like to make it a yearly tradition.

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  3. Hopefully it all works out so you can have everything that you are hoping for!!!

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  4. Why not write to the place you were going to stay, tell them you've got this great blog and all these great readers, and offer to write a review post for them in exchange for a discount?? Nothing to lose, huh??

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  5. How about having a garage sale...pare down a bit in the house and use the proceeds towards your vacation?

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  6. Must be work hard for the lotto then

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  7. Two questions:

    1. Would you like me to house-sit while you're gone?

    2. Do you have much stuff for a garage sale?

    -Robert.
    No references but an honest face.

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  8. Jennifer; Everything might be a bit much, I'll concentrate on the holiday.

    Red Nomad; I think the pressure of having to write a review would lessen my enjoyment of doing nothing but take photos for a few days.

    Delores; I had a major furniture/ornament declutter last year, there's nothing here left to sell.

    Andrew? Really? I hadn't considered Port Elliot. I might make that the next holiday destination.

    R.H. No thanks. I have a house-sitter and there's nothing at all for a garage sale.

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