The Countdown to December

As a newly inducted working girl, this time of year naturally means counting down to your few days of leave in December… Now, because I had to take off so many for Jewish Holidays, this leave will be relatively short (especially considering most of it consists of public holidays and weekends). It’s actually forced leave, because that when the company actually shuts down for December.

This will be the first time in my life working through, or doing anything really through December. I’m used to lazing in the sun, attending a month long summer camp in Mossel Bay, and just having a good time with friends. Well, those days are over.

Which means that having leave becomes 10 times more important when you only have a limited amount of it. The sucky part is, that our landlords are moving into our flat for their summer holiday over the EXACT dates that I’m off work. Don’t worry, its part of our deal with them – we’re renting out their CT holiday flat for a good rate, and in return, they get to use it for 10 days or so around this time.

An extra sucky part is that it means possibly moving in with our parents for those 10 days. Now there is nothing wrong with either sets of our parents, but moving from beautiful, sunny, central Sea Point… to far, windy-every-second-of-the-day Milnerton isnt quite ideal for your summer holiday. To top it off, the last few days before I go back to work, Greg leaves to take a two week trip of school kids to Israel.

Which basically means – we need to go away! Where, I have no clue. I have never been away, and certainly not the two of us going away alone. We never even went on a honeymoon (ppffft, where do newlyweds find money for that!). My family kinda stopped family holidays a very long time ago, those 8hrs squished in the back of my dad’s car to PE weren’t so fun…

Yet there are so many beautiful places on this side of the world, that I’m really hoping we can find something 🙂 Any suggestions of a totally awesome, quiet, location would be greatly appreciated!


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