Well, I`ve plucked up the courage, and I`ve done it.
....no, after months
.......well, to be truthful after a couple of years really
I`ve done it!
Well, I`ve done really the easiest part, I`ve still got the most difficult part to come and I`m not looking forward to that.
What on earth am I talking about, you`re probably saying to yourselves.....
Actually probably nothing out of the ordinary to the majority of you, but to me a big thing.....
.... I`ve booked myself a holiday away for September! Oh, not abroad, I`ve no wish to go abroad, but up to Yorkshire.
I`ve not been away for a holiday for the last three years. We used to have a regular annual holiday, until my mother went into where she currently lives - but she is the big problem - she doesn`t like and doesn`t want me going anywhere. Doesn`t even like it when I go to the city just 26 miles away occasionally for work. Yet she`s perfectly well looked after where she is, with people on hand 24/7 to care for her.
So after all this time of agonising with feeling I wanted to go away and have a break, but knowing how she`d react I haven`t done anything about it. Now, I`ve decided enough is enough and I`m going this year. And, I`m going to do something we`ve never done, and that is go Self-catering, which I think will suit me better.
But..... I`ve yet to tell her, but I won`t do that until much nearer the time....and doing that is something I`m dreading.