The other evening I was knitting away and trawling through the telly for some "chewing gum for the brain" watching. I found a program about luxury holidays, you know the sort that I mean Far beyond £how bloody much. More in the realm of monopoly money, £1,000 a night as a starting rate.
There was a couple featured on a Caribbean cruise, this was 7 day holiday but they were booked for 21. It was also almost the 100th time for them.
They regarded the crew as their close friends, almost family. The couple had built up and run their own business,s before retiring early with oodles of money.
At one point he said that once they were too old to do this "travelling" they would have their memories, he also expected this to happen prematurely as they both drank too much.
I found it all very sad, they never had children as she did not fancy it. It seemed as though they were splashing the cash to fill a void in their lives.
Their was another couple, farmers, who worked 7 days a week for 50 weeks and then went to the same resort on Jamaica for the other 2. They just chilled out and did as little as possible at £1200 per night, on this occasion they took their daughter with them.
Yes they probably needed a good break and yes it all looked very lovely. But to loll around for 14 days in the heat doing nothing In The Same Place every year. B O R I N G . To me at least.
I have had some wonderful holidays in Yorkshire, Hampshire, Wales, Norfolk, Spain, Malta and even Australia. I could not return to the same place frequently as it would become as ordinary as being at home.
It is a good job that we are all different, at least the employees were loving it. They all went out on a regular basis to check out the places and make special arrangements for their clients.
I am happy with my life, I have enough for my needs and some for my wants. I have friends on the doorstep and a bit further away, and of course there are James, Cerys and the grands along with Francesca.
I have my knitting, crochet and sewing, I would like an all singing all dancing quilting machine but WILL not afford it. I can do all that I want to with the machines that I have.
Now I am going to drink my tea and have a wander round the garden, we had a nice little bit of rain overnight and all is looking extra bright in the sunshine.
PS I completely blitzed the sewing room this morning looking for my Pellon shape flex, only to find the last little scrap. DUH!
Still all is clean and tidy and more has been ordered.
And I weighed in to find that I have lost 5Kg, that is a third of what I want and need to lose.