Sunday, 10 June 2012

You win some, you lose some! But hey, it really doesn't matter!

Last Sunday I posted about all the frugal things I hoped to do on our extended-family holiday.  But being on holiday is the very best time of all to ditch the to-do list and live in the moment.  All the more reason to do so if you are holidaying in the north west of England, where the vagaries of the weather tend to dictate activities, on an hourly basis!  Although I kept my frugal things in mind (sleeping, reading, long baths, family meals, playing board games - all done - yay!), it didn't matter that not everything else was ticked neatly off the list.  Especially when there were other frugal things to enjoy, that I hadn't anticipated:

Aunt had made a cake for the children to decorate, Jubilee style!
Monday 10pm at Latter Barrow, - Jubilee beacon ready to be lit!
10.15pm - Jubilee beacon lit!

So what if we somehow managed to miss seeing ANY of the
sculptures in Grizedale Forest!  Cycling was fun enough in itself!

Rowing is especially fun when you get stuck in the mud
and need a tow to get out!  Who needs to go to a theme park!

I'm an inveterate list-maker, so this week was a powerful reminder to be mindful of looking for the positives when things don't go according to plan, of the magic to be found off-list, and of the ceaseless wonder of the elements: fire, earth, air and water!  (And such huge gratitude to parents that still organise holidays for their 40-something children!)

May your summer holidays be filled with fresh air and frugal fun too!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I'm a list-maker, too. Sometimes I just have to remind myself to ditch the list.