I did something really, really naughty… I went on a mini holiday WITHOUT my Husband or Children. I know you are shocked and completely disappointed with me. How could I??? Dedicated mother and wife that I am – hahahahaha!
But oh my it was glorious! I can’t explain how wonderful it was. I am still reeling from it all.
You see… a wonderful friend of mine is turning a big number this year and instead of having a big party, she decided that she would like to go on lots of little breaks with her girlfriends. She invited me to go to Italy with her and stay in her family’s apartment in Trieste. And all I had to do was get a flight and some pasta/pizza money. Love cheap airlines – I got a flight for £60. 4 days away in a foreign country for £60. It’s just such a hard thing to grasp as an Australian – where everything is so far away and costs a fortune.
But the thing is, I would never have been able to have this wonderful adventure without having a new Babysitter. My wonderful mother came up and cooked, cleaned, washed and ironed for me. What a revelation – such an amazing thing and I am very, very grateful. And surprisingly the children behaved! Baby Girl didn’t go all drama queen once and that has to be a record – 4 days without slamming a door!
Anyway, my friend and I spent 2 days in Venice and 2 days in Trieste. We just wandered and chatted and drank coffee and ate pastries and pasta and wandered and chatted and absorbed the wonderful gloriousness that is Italy. We had lovely weather, we weren’t in a rush and had no real plans – just went where we fancied at the time. We didn’t even rush in the mornings and had cups of tea in bed. Shocking and decadent and glorious.
It was gorgeous only having to look after myself… I liked it….I liked it a lot.
So, we are planning to do something next year for my big birthday – but shhh don’t tell Hubby or the kids.