Tuesday 18 November 2008

I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane

Guess what?

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go. I'm standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. But the dawn is breaking, it's early morn. The taxi's waiting, he's blowing his horn....

If the pictures or song didn't give you a clue, I'm leaving for one of those I'm so desperate for a holiday holidays. I never get excited about going on holidays until I'm on the plane and I realise it's just too damn late if I forgot to turn the iron off or forgot to pack my shoes (alright, I only forget the shoes when I'm going somewhere where the shopping is great). Besides, once on the plane I usually find other thoughts start taking over. Like the time I spent the entire journey between LA to New York wondering if the guy opposite me had a bomb on his knee.

Before I leave, I just have time to make a quick stopover at Jlo’s blog, Zany Life + Crazy Faith , to join her in celebrating the NOHO holiday blogging fiesta.

Each day of November has been set aside as a special holiday and bloggers from different parts of the world have been writing or posting artwork to celebrate each holiday. I am posting there today.

While I’m away, Lilly's Life will be featuring a segment called Holiday Exposure about some previous holiday adventures I've had. Aussies, as a rule, love to travel from a young age perhaps because we are stuck on this big island far away from anyone else and we are curious to find out what the rest of the world is up to (although we like the fact that the rest of you don't really know what we really get up to.......).

Anyway, I've had a few hilarious travel moments over the years (I knew that would shock and surprise you) and I'm going to share them while I'm away. I hope you will share some of yours too.

A few of the highlights (and you won't see a castle, cathedral or tacky souvenir in sight) will include:

George Clooney Where Are You Godammit - Italian Holiday
My God, there really is a Relic Older than You - Pompeii Holiday
How the Other Half Live - London Holiday
Did you Say you Came from Austria - USA Holiday
Stay away from Candles they can Burn Down Buildings - German Holiday
I thought the Lochness Monster was a Myth
- Scottish holiday

I will catch up with you and your blogs when I get back from...........OK, OK Jlo, I can hear you 12,000 miles away ....I’m c-o-m-i-n-g.

You’re going to have to catch me at Jlos to find out where I’m off to (unless you want to guess) because I’m running late..... the cab is waiting.....and...

I’ll send you a post card.....well I would if I knew your address.....maybe I can post while I'm away I'm not sure yet. The good news is that I'm bringing back some ‘shopping’ from my holiday for a competition in December so you can get to enjoy my holiday too.

Hoo Roo



  1. *wail*

    I'm going to MISS you! :)

  2. And I've just posted Episode Two of my Australian mystery novel on Journeys in Creative Writing Lilly! Perhaps you'll just have time ...
    Otherwise you can catch up in December by which I'll have another half dozen or so instalments ready for you.
    Have fun!
    June also in Oz

  3. On one of my first overseas trips from Singapore, I did leave the iron on. I called my office from Jakarta and asked that they go and check. Luckily they were able to find duplicate keys and turn it off.

    Hooroo to you too. Holidays, aren't they great. Enjoy.

  4. Have a wonderful time!!! Oh, and one of my upcoming posts is about my first flight a couple of weeks after 9-11! I was TERRIFIED!!! And the 'suspect' knew it and totally milked it the whole way!!

  5. I'm a new visitor to your blog..enjoyed it very much.
    Wishing you safe travels & relaxation! ENJOY!!


    I am so jealous I can't stand it!

  7. Have a great trip, Lilly. And don't worry about us. We'll muddle through somehow 'til you get back. Enjoy.

  8. Have a great holiday and don't forget to bring us back a good gift...LoL
    Safe Travels have a nice and relaxing time!
    We'll Miss ya xoxo

  9. Have a great trip!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  10. Have a wonderful, fun time! Will miss you! Look forward to lots of wonderful stories when you return. And todays post was terrific! Love it!

  11. Hi Lilly, guess I missed you. Must say I love this site and your music.
    I will be back. Have fun.


  12. Have a wonderful holiday Lilly. I'll look forward to your stories (the George Clooney on cracks me up) :)



    ps: The German one is hysterical

  13. Hey Girl - Hopefully you won't intercept any terrorists on your journey! Oh, and hey, do you have a blog button that I missed somehow? I'll post it on my blog.

  14. Have a great time Lilly!

    ps - it's not Cumbernauld you're going to is it?!

  15. You are simply Fantastic! :D I can't wait to "travel" through your travels. :) You will most certainly be missed however ENJOY THE VACATION! :) Looking forward to your return once you have had a chance to relax and recoup from the holiday. Be safe but have a wail of a time. ;)

  16. Have a great time. Come back tanned, rested and ready to blog!!!

    Peace - Rene

  17. Have a great holiday and we'll miss you.

  18. Hi Lilly! Oh, have a marvelous time and I'll be waiting to hear all about it when you return.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


  20. Who's blog am I gonna read now!!!!!! Have a safe trip.

  21. Have a great safe trip! I cant wait to you get back so I can read about your trip and see your goodies. Lucky you you like to travel, I do to--but I dont fly so I miss so much of the world.

  22. ohhh have a great holiday Lilly...
    I'll pop over now and have a read of your OS adventures :)

  23. Enjoy your holiday, and bring us back something good, LOL. Isn't that what your supposed to do for your kids, bring a trinket back from holiday to they don't feel left out.

    Well, I can see 26 trinkets needed so far, LOL. Enjoy, relax, and just plain have fun.

  24. Have a wonderful vacation, and see you when you get back.

  25. It's just not fair, I tell you! Okay, I'll just sit here and sulk, but I do hope you have a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

  26. Have a safe and wonderful trip!!

  27. Have so much fun!! Enjoy enjoy and cannot wait to hear about it when you return:)

  28. Counting on the postcard, young lady :)

  29. Take me with youuuuuuuuuu!

  30. Here's wishing you an uneventful trip out, and a safe trip home.

  31. Going to miss you, but I'm wishing you a safe and wonderful time!!

  32. hi.. drop by just to say nice blog ;)

  33. Enjoy yourself. I am so jealous but you so deserve it and you know what it mean by that.

  34. I hope you have a wonderful time!! Can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back.

  35. Hi Lilly --

    Headed off to Thailand (to judge by the currency featured in the photo), right? In any event, hope you have a great holiday! :)

  36. First off...I hope your holiday (or vacation as us US'ers call it) is/was amazing!!! Second of all...I love hearing from you. Thank you so much for all your awesome posts to my blog.

    My curiosity is so piqued. What a fantastic way to drive traffic to another blog because I'm SO going there...just to find out where you are and probably, find another blog to love.

    Peace and love and can't wait to hear about your travels. And am ANXIOUSLY anticipating your interim reads coming up.

  37. I hope that you have a wonderful time! I'm so glad that your not taking your computer with you like so many others. It's good to take a break from blogging too. Don't give us another thought! Just have a good time. But, I'll be waiting for your return, and looking forward to hearing something about your adventures when you get back.

    HAVE FUN! ;o)

  38. Hey Dear Lilly,

    I am SO happy for you that you finally get to leave the "Island" LOL :) That sounds a bit like getting to finally leave the penal colony!! LOLOLOL Like when prisoners escaped or finally left Alcatraz, the island prison off the coast of California.

    Anyway, I can relate to needing a vacation so badly. You and me both! I will get 4 days at Christmas with my sweetie, but it won't even scratch the surface. You are close to some really great places in Asia. I wish I'd got there when I lived in Oz. Next time.

    Anyway I wish you are really safe, fun and rewarding trip! Go tear up the town girl!! they won't know what hit them. LOL :)

    You are often in my thoughts.
    Sending you hugs and love,

  39. I'll see you again in your blog when you're back. Hope it will be blast. I'll be looking forward for all the things you'll be talking about when you return.


  40. like the beginning - you must be one that listens to lyrics.

    Aussies traveling - I remember being amazed to hear the story of these two Aussie couples that happened to meet in the B&B I was also staying at in Ireland. Each couple had traveled around the world in opposite directions and planned their meeting in Ireland.

    Interesting explanation you give for Aussies travel bug.

    One other travel item - what's your opinion of inflight entertainment and the new idea of internet access onboard?

  41. Have a great time on your trip. I hope you don't think about bombs on the plane. That was hilarious. See ya when you get back.

  42. I hope you have a great, great trip!

  43. Hope you have a great trip, enjoy yourself, be safe.

  44. Come on girl, you can just admit your going away for some crime you committed. Glad that you didn't do something really horrible as I would miss you!

  45. Lilly,

    Just saw about the unrest in Thailand on TV, and that they have taken over the airport! I hope you are fine, and am looking forward to an interesting blog when you get back....

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