22.2.11

How would you plan your perfect holiday?

Last Thursday, as I’ve already mentioned we drove over to Pontrhydygroes for my day off. After we’d seen the Golden Eagle we walked steeply up from the village into the mountains.



I love being up in the mountains where you can see for miles over the hills without a house or person in sight. It was beautiful.



While we walked Josh and I talked lots about the future.


It seems so strange. In the space of a week we’ve gone from having no idea what we would be doing with the rest of our lives, to being able to pin-point what we will be doing, God willing, for many years to come.



However, in the short term we still need to make some decisions about what we’ll be doing.


Josh’s course starts in September sometime, and we’ve decided that we’d like to take some time off from work before we move to Cardiff. I started work directly after finishing my degree and getting married and this could be the last time that we have a free space of time with no other ties or commitments for many years, so we want to make the most of it.



But what to do?! Obviously money is factor, but really the world is our oyster! (although we’ll probably stay in the UK!)


Although things are up in the air at the moment we’re vaguely thinking that we’ll finish work in June. Some of our current ideas include:


- visiting lots of family and friends across the country
- Camping in Pembrokeshire
- Go to Britain’s most remote pub
- Going to Soul Survivor with our church youth group
- Helping out at the SU Beach Mission in Aber
- Going on holiday with friends?
- Hostelling/ camping around Scotland




Just thinking about all that makes my stomach knot with excitement!
Have you got any tips? What would you do if you had a free summer of fun but a limited budget?

4 comments:

  1. It would be SO NICE to have a free summer. Unfortunately, summer is my least free time of year these days. But if I did have some free time, I'd probably take a road trip along the west coast. California, Oregon and Washington. And possibly up to Victoria, Canada. Yep, that's what I'd do!

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  2. I was going to suggest Scotland but I see it is already in the list woohoo! I would highly recommend visiting Handa, an SWT reserve way oop north. And coming to visit me!! I am only a 20 minutes from the M74 and I'm on the route to Glasgow/Edinburgh on the train. I can show you my reserve and New Lanark has a youth hostel if you're travelling cheap! Maybe see you soon!

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  3. I would hire a small camper-van, and set off on a cirular route. I would like to go up through the Lakes, on to Scotland, and cross to some of the islands, then work my way down the east coast before working my way home.
    I understand that they are not cheap to hire, but it would then only be the petrol. No accommodation costs, no repair costs, and total freedom. Bliss!

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