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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Much needed holidays!

The last time I took time off work was 18 months ago. I was away for two weeks.

Why don't I take leave?  Because taking time off means that things sit still and my portfolio is behind.  It means 15 hour days to catch up for a month (at least).  It just doesn't seem worth it.  I come back exhausted and stressed within hours of turning my computer back on.  My inbox is overflowing.  It's the nature of the beast. 

However 3.5 blissful weeks without work await me beginning December 24.  I remember how frustrating it was freezing in the air conditioning last summer, staring out the window, wishing I was on leave too.  So I'm doing it.  It's possibly the only time that I can take, as most of my clients are away too.

Now, I need to decide what to do.

Here are the options... what do you think?

A week at the Ayana Resort in Bali


Christmas and New Year at Japan.  I know option 1 is sunshine and the beach while option 2 is winter.  But I think Japan in winter would be just as fabulous as New York was in winter. 

Besides, I'll catch up on the sunshine, as the January portion of my leave will be spent with my family in Brisbane, including a long weekend surfing in Byron Bay.

Hmmm, more decisions!

all images via google images


  1. I would go for Bali- but thats me...

    And i miss Baryn Bay and all the surfer boys!

    Have a great day -SP

  2. Japan. Hands down. It knocks the breath out of you.

  3. You know my answer.... JAPAN!!!! The contrast in weather and culture really makes it an escape from everyday life in Australia.

    SSG xxx

  4. Bash - the only thing pulling me towards Bali is the fact is the fact that it's going to be COLD in JP and I'm SICK of winter :(

  5. Oh Japan then if you are coming home to sunshine. Xxxx

  6. Ugh I sympathise. 4 degrees in Canberra tonight but feels like about -20.


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