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Monday, March 14, 2011

In Holiday Mode

Well the beginnings of another week and a step nearer my holiday, I will be leaving home on the 25th March and returning on the 3rd April, cant wait apart from the time I took of for my Daughters Wedding last November it has been 15 months since our last break.
We are going back to our old stomping ground in South Australia, where we lived for 9 years when we first emigrated out from Scotland, we have some amazing friends there and some terrific memories, in fact sometimes I wonder why we ever left ???
On the financial side we tried to do this Holiday as cheaply as we could and managed to get cut price airfares and a terrific deal on our Hotel, we will eat out as cheaply as we can when we are on our own, and splash out a bit when we are out with friends.
My Holiday fund is nowhere near large enough to accomodate this Holiday, and so I am not touching it and we are going to finance it mainly by cash and The Foxx,s CC. He has a limit of $2,000 on this card and pays it out every month, with a little help from his good lady ( me ). If used correctly I actually love the concept of CC,s but I,m not very good at using them correctly and so I don,t have one.
I am absolutely loving my new PC it is soooomuch faster than my old one, the mouse actuallly moves when and where you want it too, and my super sized monitor means no eye strain. Although I have taken it off of the shelf it was on and put it on a flat surface as I was getting a crick in my neck just looking up at it.
My Sister has made the decision to leave her Husband and come all the way over from the other side of Australia to live nearer to me. He is an Alcoholic and is not getting treatment for it, he is completely in denial. I know that this move is going to bring it,s fair share of dramas into my life and of course my sister,s. So I will write more about it as it unfolds.


  1. I hope you have a good time and are able to relax.
    I like the picture too.

  2. Maureen,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, but glad she is taking care of herself. I'm sure it will be nice to have her closer.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Sounds like it's just what the doctor ordered!

  3. I hope ou have a wonderful vacation!!! So exciting!!!! (and glad you are enjoying your computer!!!)

  4. I envy you your new computer...I have had two minor mishaps with my laptop lately and one of the mouse control buttons no longer works so I have to use the external mouse which annoys me. It's 3 years old but I'm going to make it last 3 more...I hope.
    Not long now til your holiday - I hope it all goes well and you have a lovely, relaxing time:)

  5. Have a good holiday! I'm off for a short holiday to in 3 weeks! Very excited.

  6. Enjoy your time away! It sounds like you will have a great time. I just bought a new laptop too. Love the speed!!!


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