No 18 "WE'RE ALL GOING ON A SUMMER HOLIDAY..."
Sun drenched beaches , pools and sun beds are now all firmly in my past and that’s where I’m happy for them to stay. The thought of having to expose my thirty five spare tyres to anyone, including my nearest and dearest terrifies me. I know that I shouldn’t give two hoots what others think but it really does and I refuse to bare all.
I can’t be fussed with all of the palaver of flying and these days I’m happy to spend a week In my favourite corner of Cornwall either on my own or with Mr R. I can walk on the beach fully clothed because it’s probably raining and if by some miracle it’s hot snd sunny, I’ll just sit in a holiday home garden and maybe hoik up my skirt and expose my legs!
That once sounded ideal but now I can’t sit still to enjoy lounging on a sun lounger but I much rather visit somewhere for its culture and history ! I enjoy our little weekend getaways around the uk with the chocolate one
I’ve never been on “sun” holidays. I went to America once to visit friends and to France on a school trip many many moons ago.
My mate Pete is 19 years older and is loving his retired years. He travels around the Uk visiting places he’s never seen and he’s having a great time. I’m gonna take a lead out His and your books because I haven’t seen all of our beautiful country yet. Though a trip to Cape Town to visit my daughter and her hubbies family would be an exception to this.
Happy staycations everyone 😁
I would like to see the ocean just once before I kick off. I mainly am interested, however, in the marine life like sea turtles or dolphins. I also love the history like plantations, light houses, cottages, and local culture. 🧡
Definitely agree! No longer feel the need or urge to go abroad when there are so many beautiful places to visit in the uk…… xx
Fabulous blog as always and I just realised how right you are. I have booked a trip to Jersey for my post retirement celebration, having never been. Jet 2 subsequently cancelled it and I spent several hours searching for an alternative but nothing excited me, not even Tuscany. I managed to rebook Jersey flying from Leeds Bradford instead of Manchester but I know this is likely to be my last holiday and I’m not sad about that as I expected. I too love the British/Scottish/Welsh coastline and Lake District so will be happy with trips to pretty places without the need for planes and ferries 🥂❤️ Xxx
I agree with all of this although I was never a big sun worshipper. Always suffered with prickly heat if I get too hot in the Sun, mosquitoes think I’m breakfast lunch and dinner, and who wants to walk amongst slimy yucky seaweed ☹️
I’ve always love city breaks and although I cruise to holiday destinations I never head for the beaches I always had for the inland architectural/history tours. I don’t even sunbathe on the ship preferring to sit in a quiet lounge or on my balcony with a good book/kindle.
Cat mama not dog mama but believe me it’s exactly the same. I have brilliant neighbours who look after her when we are away but so far, since we’ve had her, the longest we’ve left her has been four days. And I felt so guilty about that.
I genuinely think that all the Covid lockdowns and scares had one of two effects, either, like some friends of mine, you go crazy and spend most of your time flying to and from different destinations, or like you and me find you are quite happy staying at home 🏠
Right now, I'd love a holiday on a sun-drenched beach, with miles of golden sand and crustal clear water... More for my kids than me, who have never experienced it, at all. Aside from 'holidays' to India (never a break) a trip to Finland, which was fun, Butlins and 3 different Center Parcs, they've not experienced the fun of a sun holiday.
But the Covid thing still scares me...
Personally, I'm quite happy here, too!
Once again, I can only say, I hear you Twinnie 😂 ❤️
I totally agree Amanda. Gone are the days of foreign holidays since we got our dachshund. The late wire haired boy Zak came with us everywhere as he was blind, and now Jasper comes everywhere too. I would not trust any kennels to care for my dog the way we do -so we choose to have trips in the U.K. renting a cottage. I’m more conscious of my carbon footprint now& have not renewed my passport for two years- I don’t think I’ll bother because I’m well travelled and have no need to see any more exotic beaches. I like my own bed too. My mother selfishly said last night that it’s too late for her to be worrying about carbon footprints as she’s almost 82, but I think I made her realise that it wasn’t for her sake that people should care more… it’s for the likes of my seven year old nephew’s grandchildren of the future.