Thursday, 26 August 2010

My Weekend.

I could be spending a weekend in warm sunshine....

....If I'm unlucky then this could be the weather.

The second new thing going on is what I'm going to do this weekend.
I'm going to the seaside, yeah right I know I'm always there, but this will be different.
I'm going to stay in my Sisters log cabin, I've never been to it before in the five years they've owned it. Sis and I have tried time and time again to get ourselves organised at the same time to be able to go away together. But that has proved impossible.
So this weekend is a bank holiday one which means I've got Monday off. And I had no plans, so the whole three days yawned in front of me.
I thought I want to be see the sea. This need is particularly great at the moment having taking my house off the market and therefore not a hope of getting anywhere close to the sea till next spring.
All this means I'm going to Anglesea by myself for the weekend.
What is unusual about it is I think this it the first time in at least 30 years that I don't have to be responsible for anyone elses needs. No sons wanting things, certainly no partner not having one of those!And no dog needing walking or feeding. Just me looking after just me
So I'm taking a couple of books, a DVD and my walking boots I've got maps to find the best beach nearby, couple of miles walk over the headland, or a couple of minutes by car. I think the walk feels more appealing. Although there is a beach straight in front of the cabin which will be the place I walk Saturday night as my champagne is cooling and my instant meal is cooking.
I've got instructions on the best fish and chip shop in Beaumaris (main town on Anglesea)The name of a pub that I would feel comfortable having a spritzer by myself with my book for company.
So all in all this is a real adventure. If I want I can spend the whole time reading in bed, or walking or swimming of getting completely rat arsed.... it won't matter it's all about what I want to do when I want to do it.
The freedom is intoxicating
And if I find that actually I don't like it then I also have the freedom to get back in my car and come home early.
Don't think I will though,as this is a challenge that I want to succeed at. Cause it's very different to spending weekends alone within the safety of my own home. It's different from all the travelling I do,cause I'm always on my way to see someone I love.
I did go away by myself for my 50th birthday in that I went to Savannah to fulfill a life long ambition to see it. But I knew that after a couple of days my best friend from Philly was flying down to be with me, so I had that to lean on when the isolation got to me.
I won't be able to use the safety net of my computer as there is a mountain in the way which stops any signal getting through.
So it will be me talking to me. So I just hope I make sense to myself!!!!
Pictures next week, these ones are borrowed from other outings


Dragonfly Dreams said...

Enjoy Yourself! Looking forward to hearing about it when you get back!

nitebyrd said...

I'm SO jealous! Have a wonderful time!

Lyn said...

Mandy - I think you will love it knowing that it is not permanent. I hope you enjoy the peace and freedom of a few days in nature. I'll look for the pictures upon your return!

Mel said...

I'm gonna bank on you actually enjoying the heck out of it.

Folks told me I'd struggle with the 'empty nest' syndrome.

Hardly! :-/
I loved it.
And I mean I LOVED it.

I'm hopeful for you having a similar experience.
And if you don't--I'm available for weekends at the cabin.
JUST sayin'!! LOL

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Wonderful! I love having some time to just myself- for all the same reasons you mentioned. It will be good for your soul. Can't wait to hear all about your adventure. Be safe.

e said...

Enjoy having the time to yourself; I was just catching up on recent posts. I'm glad your son got a break and Trix is beautiful, as are you.

Paula said...

have a wonderful time.

Marilyn & Jeff said...

It sounds awesome! Hope that you get good walking weather, just as long as it doesn't rain but if it does you have books and can have long sleep-ins and relax. perfect really whatever the weather. Enjoy.

LindyLouMac said...

Enjoy a relaxing, peaceful and computer free weekend :)

Jennifer said...

That's my kind of challenge! Enjoy catering to all the whims and needs of Number 1!

Pam said...

Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures and seeing some pics Mandy!

Merry ME said...

Thinking about you and how cabin life is. I wonder if it is serene as it sounds.

Miss Robyn said...

What is unusual about it is I think this it the first time in at least 30 years that I don't have to be responsible for anyone elses needs
Pix, you need to do this more often.. there comes a time in life when the sons, the dog and everything else must learn to fend for themselves.. we owe it to our own souls to look after us. xoxo
enjoy your time and don't come home early ok?