Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For the love of it

Having hobbies + being a stay at home Mum? It doesn't always work like I wish it would. I've posted before about how I've been challenged to give myself more me time, but if I could I'd have an extra day in the week where I could spend time doing all the things I like to do for fun, I'd be a SUPER happy Mumma indeed.

Some of the things I enjoyed pre-baby I still do for fun - sewing, knitting, reading, baking... Other things have become a little more challenging - hiking, cycling (this one partly also because we no longer live in bike friendly Flatland!), shopping... On my last trip to the mall I dragged the husband along and it was a challenge, even with the two of us to go clothes shopping AND entertain a very energetic toddler who just wanted to run around the shops instead of sit in his stroller! I've since realised that my days of going to the shopping centre and wandering around for the fun with Ollie in the stroller of it are coming to an end...

One thing that I like to do for fun, something that I've been passionate about for years, is travel. Not just the end result, the going away, but also the preparations - the holiday planning. At one point in time, I even considered a career in the tourist industry - I just LOVE planning holidays and have done this for a few friends just for the love of it.

Although we don't get away as much as we used to since moving over here (thank you, dodgy vacation allowance), I still love doing all the research for our getaways. Whether it's planning an international adventure with our little globetrotter or just plotting out a local day trip, I really do enjoy it. At the moment I'm trying to plan some kind of post Christmas getaway (need ideas!) and our trip to Disneyland early next year + girls weekend away. All the planning just adds to the excitement of the holiday - I already can't wait for our next little adventure.

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6 comments:

  1. If you really like planning holidays so much, you are totally welcome to plan our next one!! I do kind of like it, but after a while I just go cross-eyed. I also get nervous that something that looks good on a website turns out to be really disappointing in real life (had that experience with a cabin we booked in a little village in france - turned out to be a totally depressing old town).

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    1. Ha yes! No, I really do like planning holidays even if I'm not going on them... Especially when they are in Europe! I've had a few of those experiences myself with websites being misleading. Sometimes the place is better then expected, other times worse!

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  2. I love travelling too! I've just travelled to bali with my hubby and son, and it was a wonderful trip! ♥

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    1. Bali looks amazing, it's a place I'd love to go to one day!

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  3. I love researching for vacations too! Even just small weekend vacations we take here, there's so much joy in finding things to do in new cities!

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    1. Absolutely! It's always so satisfying when the research pays off :)

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