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Monday, August 07, 2006

The World Is My Oyster

I have five weeks of annual leave (vacation) stored up and only four and a half months left in which to take it.

I was saving it on a 'just in case' basis as my mum is not well and there has been the possibility of her worsening quickly and me having to take the trip over to Scotland to be with her at short notice. Fortunately, the illness is progressing more slowly than once anticipated and a trip in September with my sister is planned. But that still leaves me with a lot of paid time off to take.

So here I am now with too many days off accumulated (and there's no pushing it forward after 31 December) and having to plan some time away.

Where oh where shall I go. What oh what shall I do. It has been long, long time since I had a holiday just for me, without family or partner obligations.

I need to shuck that oyster and swallow it whole.


Polyman2 said...

Go for it, babe.

DG said...

"shuck that oyster and swallow it whole" I like that turn of phrase of yours.

Where ever you go, I'm sure the sun will shine on you and present you with wonderous adventure...

Fiona said...

Thank you Polyman2.

DG - let's hope not too much sun, this skin just crisps and peels *L*....pale skinned redhead!

Sunny Delight said...

5 weeks! Sounds like you can start an amazing adventure! So shuck and swallow hun! With no ties...I KNOW I would!

Fiona said...

hahahahaha oh no I could never take 5 weeks of vacation at once!! I'd go absolutely mad without work for so long.

Right now I'm gravitating towards a week in London, a week in Hawaii, a week somewhere in the States.

SD I shall certainly shuck and swallow ... more than once!!

Miranda said...

Wow, I wish I had more time off. You have fun and enjoy it.

Sunny Delight said...

Ya' know I really love that phrase...hate raw oysters....even with vinegar and pepper...but the shuck and swallow...might me my new mantra....sounds like a fine bit of gravitating you are doing too :)

Fiona said...

Hi Miranda - I know I'm so lucky, we are spoiled with time off here.

SD I hear ya woman! I don't like them either, nasty nasty. Can hardly even look at them since a friend of mine likened them to 'something that fell out of a bull's nose'!!!

Steve said...

Yuck! (to your last comment to SD) ;)

Find a spa somewhere honey. You deserve some pampering.


Fiona said...

Sorry Steve are you an oyster lover? ;)

I'm not very good at spas I'm afraid, I don't like strangers touching my body. I'm an odd one I know.

Sunny Delight said...

acushla---just ewwww! bulls nose!

and just so you know, from your recent escapades on my blog, i have tears running down my face....from laughter!

Fiona said...

Well so long as it's laughter SD!

I always say, laugh or cry, go with laugh as it's more socially acceptable!

Look look I did my links!!! You cajoled me into it - thank you.

Sunny Delight said...

Woo hoo! You did it, you brave woman you!

And I am on there...cool!


Fiona said...

Not only on there...TOP OF MY LIST!!!


Fiona said...

...takes London off my list for a while!!!!


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