I've had 3 headaches over the last week and besides the obvious reason (heat!), I'm sure the search for a holiday is at least partially to blame.
We went on holiday the minute the schools closed last year and it was.... not the greatest. I just don't like that many people around me when I'm away from Jhb! When you go to the pool and there is nothing to sit on... that kind of thing.
This year D and I decided to work up until Christmas and then take two weeks off work.
- My dear K has her heart set on going to CT. I posted a pic on Instagram and someone contacted me to offer me really good accommodation if the dates worked out.
- And... I got a bonus at work (this is after K prayed to God to "give Mummy more money so we can go on a holiday to CT")
So the more spontaneous among us might think, "yay, money/ good deal on accom" and just go for it, but not me.
The dates only work out for 4 days and spending all that money on flights for 4 days is not worth it.
CT is still super expensive to tack on another 3 - 4 days elsewhere and I feel like there are so many things to do on/ in this house - dampproofing (I got a 2nd quote for R70K - I mean, really, for the love!), carpets/ floors in main living open-plan area and some plumbing issues (not even related to the dampproofing!) that it's irresponsible to go wild.
While I like to imagine that I deserve a holiday, let's face it - life will still go on if we don't go away.
And the truth is I actually LOVE Joburg in Dec because the rest of the people go to the coast like I'm thinking of doing.
What I've done...
I've clicked around the entire Kul.ula website exploring various date and hotel options, and done the same for the air.bnb site.
And the dates are just not working out, anywhere.
Being the type of person I am (not good at letting go/ really determined and stubborn), I am trying so hard to make it work and D eventually said, I think we should pray about it.
So now I'm open to other options, like PE, EL, Knysna even. Ballito is over R1000 more per night than I'm prepared to pay :o
What are you doing about holidays?
Any bright ideas for us?
PS I took these photos in PE when I visited in July.