Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bath Spa

The last time I took a vacation was ... 5 years ago. It is easy to keep track of as my passport now needs renewing. As it did the vacation before that. Five years previous. I don't know when this trend started. I don't think it was intentional. It certainly hasn't been due to being a work-a-holic.

Oh, yeah, I remember. I went back to school, then started a new career, which took off rather slowly. So, it was money.

There has been a bit of an emotional toll over the last 5 years with family.

We all have family issues, and I don't want to moan about any of it. But the short version: hospital visits; SIL's breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission; putting both parents, separately, into new accommodation; house clearing out; house selling; family discord; more hospital visits; both parents dying within 15 months of each other and the financial issues that come with that.

But now, I have holidays booked.

My cousin's son is getting married, and I have been invited. They think I might need cheering up. Something to look forward to. I'm okay with that thought.

I am a little freaked out at the air fares!!! And I keep hearing that it will only get worse.

How is it that airlines are still allowed to entice you by advertising such a reasonable fare like say from $229 one way ex app taxes.
Then zing you with those app taxes that are MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL FARE ??

I have decided to go for it. And I tried Alda, but cannot quite swing a stopover in Iceland this time. My curiosity will have to continue to be piqued by Alda's reports.

So, am heading off to England in mid August for two weeks. Finding someone to cover for my two paper routes over Labour Day weekend is way too stressful to even consider. My other jobs are easy to rearrange.

One wedding at a country estate, 3 days in Bath, the rest at my cousins in Berkshire.

Air + hotels all booked.

I am so excited, I need to do something silly. (see below)


  1. Ohhhhh I love Bath, and Berkshire *sigh* I love England :)

    You've had a rough period, now it's time to treat yourself. It will all come out ok in the end.

  2. Last time I was over, my cousins took me to Bath for a day and I have been itching to go back for more ever since.

  3. oh wow have a fantastic time...thats a lot to have gone on, you deserve the break :)

  4. I don't know if you saw the reply I left for you on my comments when you said you were going. (By the way.... thank your lucky stars for the airfare thing.... it costs about 2.5K to get to England and back from over here...)

    You're living the dream!!! Have a fantastic time and stick to that soup diet. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger...

  5. Wow...sounds like a fabulous trip! I'm sure you are counting the minutes!!

  6. Frog: Thanks. Yes, I did. Laughed at the Monopoly bits - ours are from NY!
    What is this soup diet? And would I enjoy it in the heat of summer?

    Em: I'm putting up a Martha Stewart calendar

    Rainbow: Yes, I do.

  7. Ooooh! Holidays are great! And Bath is beautiful, as you know. I hope you have good weather!


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