Where Has The Year Gone?

Where Has The Year Gone?

This year is just running away from me.

I don’t want to alarm anyone by using the C-word, but in just over 5-weeks time it will be CHRISTMAS.

When this year started, I was still working full-time.  My son had not yet started school.  I was eating gluten.  The big 4-0 was still 8-months away.

The year has been full of surprises, adventure and change.  I am looking forward to a calmer 2014.  One where we feel settled in our new work and school routines.

A year in which I remember to order prints of all the digital photos I have taken and put them into frames.  Where I am on top of the laundry pile and stop ignoring the ironing.  Next year, I am looking forward to us taking a proper family holiday.

We had a wonderful week in Devon and will no doubt go back again for a long weekend.  But, it will be nice to also go somewhere hot and sunny.  We have been to Crete for the past few years, but before having a child we liked to venture a bit further afield.   Our son is now also of an age where he can be more easily distracted with films and devices, so travelling on a longer flight does not fill me with as much dread as it once might have done.

While it may be some time before we are able to enjoy a beach holiday in Barbados in the quite the same way again, it is nice to be in a position where we can start thinking about more far flung destinations.

I am not sure if our budget will quite stretch to flights to Florida next year, although that does hold an obvious attraction for our Disney obsessed 4-year old.  I am sure that the Greek God(zilla) would not need his arm twisted too much if the dates also coincided with a golf tournament out there too.

However, I do think Florida is still firmly on our ‘one day…’ destination list, but we’ll definitely get away for a break somewhere.

More than one somewhere if we are lucky, but I am trying not to get too ahead of myself.

I want to feel the sand between my toes, drink rosé after a long day by the pool, and read a book or three.

Obviously, with our little boy in tow the only books I will be reading are likely to all be his, but I am hoping we’ll have a few family members close by to keep him occupied for a bit of the time.

Next summer seems such a long way off, but if it is anything like this year it will pass by in the blink of an eye.

Hopefully a really long, drawn-out, boring blink.

Although, while this has been quite a big year for us, I am still not in a hurry to see the back of it yet.

Not least until I have finished (started) the Christmas shopping anyway.


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    • Grenglish
      November 18, 2013 / 2:35 PM

      I love both but have not been very organised this year and feel most of December will be spent getting ready for Christmas instead of enjoying it 🙂

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