Monday, 11 January 2016

My 2016 Getaway

Today I am feeling the cold, even with the heating on full pelt and my warmest of onesies it is making me long for a holiday overseas.  Even better I would love 2016 to be the year of my first cruise, I am getting closer to 40 and its about time I started thinking of all the things I want ticked off my bucket list.  Like posh afternoon tea, a luxurious cruise, maybe a chocolate making course… I don’t want anything too dangerous or risky, you won’t find me deep sea diving or bungee jumping!  I like the slower pace of life and am no adrenaline junky.

But our budget is so tight at the moment; every penny allocated out on our DULL spreadsheet of expenses, the only chance I will get to achieve each of them is if I get some bargains.  It’s so boring its house renovation project after house renovation project and I want there to be fun and excitement alongside those things, I love seeing the house improving don’t get me wrong but I still crave adventure.

Bolsover Cruise Club have some last minute cruises at more affordable prices and to be honest I need something for us, since we bought the house its had the front re-pointed, countless windows replaced, chimneys “fixed” (yes they still leak!), the flashing done and some floor boards replaced.  When I think of the cost of all that I sigh deeply inside, all the holiday fun we could have had with that money.  

So I am determined that we still have some kind of holiday and it would be lovely to try something we have yet to experience.  If I start edging too close to 40 I might have to cheat a little and just book a cheaper mini cruise, but I know the boys will still love the excitement of being out to sea even if it was only for a couple of days.

I really want to see more of the world and a cruise is one quick way to squeeze lots of locations into one holiday!  Since having the boys we have only had one foreign holiday so in 8 years I feel we have hardly been anywhere!  Okay we might have covered a fair bit of the UK and had our first stay camping and in caravans but as the boys are getting older I think its time to explore.  The world is our oyster (I could just do with finding a pearl to fund our plans, maybe I should give deep sea diving a go after all!).

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