Sunday 18 May 2008

Lilly is on Vacation


Well it's like this.

I would love to tell you I am off sunning it up in the south of France or sipping red wine in a Tuscan villa or enjoying my favourite Aussie holiday destination of Byron Bay or even backpacking in the deep south of any desert (seeing I don't do tents or camp the latter is hardly likely - just because I need somewhere to plug the hairdryer).

Alas, I am not doing any of the above.

The truth is, I am way behind on a project deadline. The report is due like yesterday and I wouldn't be so worried except the people I am doing this project for are a very highly industrialised, 95% male blue collar workforce. When I am with them I find myself talking just like them which may be ok if every second word wasn't Aussie slang. I love them truly. They are the politest and most professional bunch of people I have ever worked for. Straight down the line and what you see is what you get. Wish we were all like that.

You have got to love people who call a spade a shovel. Except that is, when you miss their deadline. Not quite sure what their idea of a penalty is for late delivery. Plus they are a Transit Authority and I don't fancy being taken out by one of their buses .... because it sure wouldn't be pretty for the bus.....

So, I will be back in a couple of days hopefully and probably at that point really ready for a vacation. It's not a good thing I guess to finish a report and drink at the same time is it.....nah guess not.... gosh I am such a procrastinator.......when it comes to writing anything but on my blog...

But you can help me while I am away. I am looking for a good holiday destination (I do road trips but I do not camp). Anywhere in the world. Anyone got any ideas as it will give me something to look forward to! Some time this year anyway.



  1. Lily, the best holiday I ever had was Dublin. I don't remember much because all I saw was the inside of hotels just because the Irish people are the the most hospitable people in the world and kept buying us drinks. It was a beautiful country too. I would like to go back again.

  2. FIRST OFF: you said these people are -- "...what you see is what you get. Wish we were all like that."

    You my dear are EXACTLY like that. That is SO you that it's not funny. It is one of your greatest strengths and why I just love what you write and who you are.

    Wish I knew of a good place for you to vacation but you know me... all wild (tents are a luxury) and the rougher the better....most times. Sometimes I like a lot of soft pampering. It can be fun too. I'll think on this and see if anywhere special comes to mind.

    In case you don't get my shout. Go to my blog at today's post titled:

    "IT'S SAFE: come on it...heh heh heh"

    Then scroll to the bottom of the page and LOOK! :)

  3. Lilly, my mind just fills up with all kinds of wonderful places to go on vacation. However, some of the places would depend on if you are travelling alone or with someone, because of the activities you would want to do. That said, Vancouver BC, Victoria on Vancouver Island, Horseshoe Bay, and Whistler Mountain (all in one trip) are among my very favorite places I have been on vacation. They are all stunningly beautiful in the Summer. Lots to do. and and

    I hope you get some good suggestions. I love Sarah's suggestion of Ireland; I've always wanted to visit there, being Irish and all. I still have relatives there, somewhere. Anyway, good luck!

  4. Good luck with getting your work done. I suggest going somewhere interesting like South America

  5. Are you still alive out there Lilly? Come to Spain - Barcelone is the best.

  6. Sarah - I have never been to Dublin but my sister has and was under the weather all week from a hangover - too much fun!

  7. I am so happy that I came across this post.
    Thank you for sharing.


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