We are off on a rather impromptu holiday soon and to say we can’t wait would be an understatement. Normally we would have booked up months in advance but with having the birth of Baby Beastie fairly recently and a few other factors we hadn’t made any definite plans. So to actually book a month beforehand has actually been quite exciting. They say half the fun of a holiday is ‘looking forward’ to the actual holiday. How many of us daydream about a break we have booked and all that we plan to do (or not do) once it finally arrives? It’s the anticipation of spending time away with your loved ones far away from the daily grind and usually the grim weather.
We’re off to sunny Spain to visit my parents, as we do every year. We know it pretty well since they have lived there for 8 years now and we now know when the good months are for guaranteed good weather! The best part about visiting my parents for a holiday is that it’s home from home. We get the luxury of our own apartment (part of their villa), a gorgeous pool, washing facilities, cooking services and fantastic surroundings overlooking the mountains. It’s a breath of fresh air, literally, when we go out and I love nothing better than standing on the terrace taking in all the open space there is and how tranquil it can be. Home feels a million miles away and isn’t so much in your thoughts – it’s not called a getaway for nothing.
One thing that has struck me is how often do we think about home when we are away? In particular our home. Last year we were on our way to the airport when I realised that I had forgotten to put on my engagement ring. Besides my wedding band, I felt naked without it and although I did have the option to turn back and grab them, I didn’t want to delay our travels and make a fuss. What I didn’t think about was actually leaving my ring at home when we were out of the country. What would happen if something were to happen to our home? such as a fire, flooding or a burglary? These are factors that we don’t tend to think about and quite frankly don’t want to think about either. Sadly though we really should as you never know when the unthinkable might happen. I dread to think of what would happen if you didn’t have contents insurance cover for such events. It must be truly awful to have to start again with some of the things you own and treasure. In fact you can’t replace the items you treasure really can you, sentimental items matter the most to us.
I for one won’t be leaving my engagement ring behind this time, lesson learned and now it’s top of my check list, which is getting pretty long by the day…