Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The Tea Caddy


I have worked shifts every holiday I have been given since the autumn and by doing so have paid for a short holiday outright. Every month I have squirrelled away some cash into the plain Regency tea caddy which sits on the mantle and today I will swap that cash for Euros, my spending money.
For the very first time in many years I am not delving into overdraft or credit card to pay for something of note!
I can only afford five days abroad, but that will be more than enough as I am returning to Sitges in Spain, a place I know and love and feel instantly comfortable with.
My Next holiday will be somewhere new, somewhere more challenging
This holiday its the comfort of what is known.
I go on Thursday!
and I am so looking forward to be able to sit quietly, with my eyes closed and my mind uncluttered, feeling the Mediterranean Sun on my face.


64 comments:

  1. Oh, I so get that..something for YOU.. . Teresa

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  2. Have a lovely break; from everything...even us! I have an old blue plastic piggy bank, into which go any pound coins in my change and when (aged 56) I decided to learn to play the cornet (!) it was paid for with pounds from pig. Almost like something for nothing!

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  3. Good for you, enjoy every moment you deserve it.
    Briony
    x

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  4. wonderful! i hope you have a fabulous holiday!

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  5. Nice. Enjoy the break. We'll look forward to lovely sunny photos when you get back! x

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  6. A well deserved break...have a great time.

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  7. I am so glad to read this. Enjoy. To the max.

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  8. Love your tea caddy!

    Enjoy the sunshine, it'll be a welcome change from all this rain.

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  10. Have a wonderfully relaxing time. xx

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  11. I would love to experience Sitges. (You should probably find a new hiding place for that cash... now that it’s known to the entire blog world!)

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  12. Have a fabulous time (and don't forget the suntan lotion). Hola!

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  13. Have a wonderful time. After all your recent experiences I would think a holiday is well deserved.

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  14. You deserve a break. Some sunshine and relaxation sound just what you need.

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  15. Safe travels John - hope that you have a safe journey and return refreshed. Enjoy the warm.

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  16. Hope you have a great time!
    And practice your Spanish, guapo!

    XoXo

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  17. That sounds great, John. Even better, you won’t get those credit card bills after you get home.

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  18. Now that everyone knows where you live and where you keep your cash, I'd suggest moving it to a bank from now on!!

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    1. Lol no cash there now,, and I have a house sitter

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  19. You deserve a nice holiday, John. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  20. Hi hun, Have an amazing time. A break away can recharge your batteries and who doesn't like to sit in the sunshine with a cold drink eating tappas.*hugs* Goldensunflowerx

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  21. It's a good job you trust your neighbours, but I am not sure about the rest of the world keeping its hands off your tea caddy.

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    1. Everyone has your address and knows what night shifts you do. The might run the risk of being licked to death by a dog.

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    2. Or battered to death by the house sitter...I have a massive shillelagh by the front door

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    3. Is that a euphemism?

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  22. Lovely news, have a great ๐Ÿ‘ time. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  23. Wonderful! Enjoy the rest, relaxation and sunshine. x

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  24. Thanks for letting us know where you keep your savings. I must get in touch with my two mates in Rhyl - Bryn "Knuckles" Evans and Shifter Thomas - see if they fancy a late night trip to Trelawnyd with their swag bags.

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    1. When they open it all they will find is Mary's ear drops

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  25. Enjoy your break in the sun, John. You so deserve it! I've been away myself (only to Cornwall, the county next to me!) so I've caught up with your posts today, while sitting in a garden centre coffee shop. The 1st one I read was about George. I'm so sorry, John. After surreptitiously mopping up my eyes, went on to read the rest. Hope Jason will eventually make a full recovery from dog bite. Enjoy your hols and love to your furry family x

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    1. I saw him a few minutes ago and he's quite bright..he got away with not having the skin graft

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    2. Barbara Anne3:14 pm

      What good news about Jason's injury - no skin graft needed!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ta for the update.

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  26. We have that same tea caddy on our mantelpiece. It was a 21st birthday gift to my husband from his parents (both gone now). Have a great time, you deserve it.

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  27. You've certainly earned a nice vacation in the sunshine John - go and have fun!

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  28. Ah- I've always said that sleep and the water will heal almost anything. I wish you sweet travels.

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  29. Oh how lovely. Considering the amount of rain we have been having here in the Northeastern United States, a few days in sunny Spain would be sooooooo welcome.
    Have a fabulous time.

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  30. FABULOUS! to sit back and do nothing is a priceless luxury. enjoy!

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  31. That sounds lovely, enjoy!!

    We are off to Amsterdam for a few days next week. We sold a trailer we no longer need and are using the money to buy an experience and a break from every day life.

    Just what we all need I think. xx

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  32. Don't do anything I wouldn't do

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    1. That means, for every man that passes you, you can wonder what’s in his trousers/Speedos !!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ XXXX

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    2. Ha ha. I think I will regret making that comment. I meant it generically if that is word. Not keen on Speedos!

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  33. I am delighted to read this! Don't blog, just regenerate.

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  34. Barbara Anne3:12 pm

    Stellar planning, saving up, and doing something to take good care of yourself. My Dad always said that happy anticipation is as much fun as doing what is anticipated, so enjoy a few days of anticipation, too.

    Hugs!

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  35. Have fun in Sitges -- it's great that you can enjoy it with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have the money to pay for the trip! I remember the last time you went. Looking forward to more photos!

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  36. Enjoy a wonderful time.
    parsnip x

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  37. Enjoy your holiday! So glad to hear Jason is on the mend.
    Barb

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  38. Anonymous3:57 pm

    A well earned holiday - you should reward yourself for successfully navigating a dreadful year. This should put a period on it. Onward: here's to a new job, new friends and relationships, and many happy years!

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  39. 2 more days but whose counting?
    :)

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  40. There are some great fish restaurants down by the Marina. Unfortunately I can't remember names. They're probably all good!

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  41. Heather4:25 pm

    Hope you enjoy the break and some sun.

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  42. Good for you, have fun, I hesitate to say send me a postcard!?!

    LX

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  43. Have a great time ...... are you meeting any of your family there ? I think that you did last time. XXXX

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  44. There's a lot to be said for going somewhere familiar where you know you'll feel comfortable and relaxed. Enjoy!

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  45. Sounds great. If you need company, I am all yours. Just bring a leash. So I won't lose track of you.

    U

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  46. Wonderful - enjoy!

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  47. How wonderful! Relax and enjoy!

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  48. May you have the peace and relaxation that you deserve. All the best xx

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  49. Thanks for letting us know that Jason doesn't need any skin grafts. Awesome news to read that your going on a well deserved vacation so happy for you.

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  50. You know you can block bloggers who comment .l

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  51. Oh, please do enjoy yourself!
    Cat

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  52. Sitges - a brilliant idea. Take plenty of sun cream it is going to be scorching hot. xx

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