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thelma, louise and elsie!

Way back in January before the shit hit the proverbial fan or in my case the brick wall, I booked one of these cheap 4 night caravan holidays. In fact I booked two, one in July on the isle of Wight and another in late September in Norfolk.

The July holiday was planned after the end of term for me and the kids, as we so enjoyed out IOW break in July 2008. That summer we rented an 1962 airstream trailer and whilst Larry unavailable to join us as he was sailing and doing his corporate entertaining, we explored in true Enid Blyton style around the island. I awoke on the last day a 50 year old, but not very wise it turns out. The writing was on the wall but l was in total denial.

So since l booked this holiday unfortunately the kids have decided to pass, they won't be joining me, they have plans with their friends and a break with Mum is so not cool.

So instead of admitting defeat and cancelling, my pals 'Louise and Elsie' have offered to join me. We three are all single and in need of a break and change of scenery.

So with a boot full of gin, wine, grand marnier, nibbles and much good humour I shall be driving down to Southampton early Monday morning to catch a ferry to IOW for five days.

I have no plans at this point to drive us over any cliff, but it is an option I shall keep in reserve!

Thelma: 'You said you 'n' me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. 
Well darlin', look out 'cause my hair is comin' down!' from Thelma and Louise 1991


  1. how good it will end up will amaze you!! xx

  2. I did this about 25 years ago, when my kids were still small. I'd gone from living in my parents' home to getting married at the age of 20 and I had never been off on a vacation by myself where I didn't know a soul. I even had Dear Hubby's blessing to do it...generous man! Anyway, it was the most DELICIOUS time away. I took along books and writing material and I spent almost the entire week just sitting at the window, staring out at the sea. No cell phones or internet back then, ha! I hope it's a lovely time away for you, too.

  3. You are going to have such a good time, darling. Keep safe.XXX

  4. ah have a fantastic time...and enjoyed your previous post about that "excercise" machine! xx j

  5. Love this!!! We took the kids across America a few years ago and now they have no interest at all. I would LOVE to go with my friends. What fun you are going to have. Well deserved fun and lots of laughter. Good for you. Take lots of pictures.

  6. Good for you! Have a wonderful time. Come back safely with photos and stories to share.

  7. I'm all in favour of girlie holidays. You will have the best time and it'll do you wonders.

  8. This sounds like THERAPY!!!! Of the best kind!

    Seriously, I think you'll all have the time of your lives on this trip - no kids, no hubs, no worries - have yourself a BLAST!

  9. definitely have fun and definitely DON'T drive off a cliff!

  10. good for you Saz! so glad your pals joined in for the trip.. should be lots to blog about upon your return! ;) have a great time & safe travels!! -Tracie

  11. Oh I am so jealous! Another destination for me for another day. Have FUN FUN FUN!!!

  12. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.
    Sounds fun before it begins.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  13. Have a great time with your friends. Please don't drive off of any cliffs or shoot Brad Pitt look-a-likes. Blogs tend to be less fun when written by a ghost or a prisoner...

  14. Oh far better than taking the kids Saz. You'll have a wonderful time!

  15. good for you- sounds brilliant X

  16. Have a great time! Drink much, laugh loud, get sensuous, and live!

  17. How cool! More of us need to do! Yes, our kids get older and it's not so cool to be with mom after a certain age :-). It's awesome that you and your friends are doing this. Have a really good time!

  18. I would so love to do a trip like this....but will make do with rewatching the film instead. Have a fab time.

  19. Yeah you! Have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it.


  20. Please come back safely! Make sure the contents of the boot are consumed entirely though! Xx

  21. You so deserve some fun, go for it! All my best wishes for a truly fab time x

  22. Wow! Have a really wonderful time, Sara! What a time you'll have with your Thelma and Louise... God help Brad! xxooxx

  23. What a brilliant, wonderful idea - you go for it, girl! There is nothing like taking a few days out, behaving badly with the girlies! (Is the IOW ready for you??)

    My eldest isn't coming on our family holiday this year, he's opted to stay home and trash the house, instead (I am hoping that's a joke, it is isn't it? Please tell me that's a joke?)..

  24. Love your new look - well done girl, you're clearly picking yourself up and dusting yourself off Lx

    Can you add the other options to leave a comment? ie the bit where you can leave your name? Otherwise I have to use my google account and that links to my old blog Lx

  25. Fantastic plan-oh for a girlie holiday !

  26. Sounds much more fun than taking the kids! Have a GREAT time!

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  28. hope you're having a great time and the weather is good!!

    Gill in Canada

  29. You soo deserve a fantastic holiday away with Thelma and Elsie.

    I haven't told you how much I love your new-ish avatar photo, and your new blog look. I know your last months have been really hard...more so than anyone can know...but I applaud you and support you from afar. I wish wonderful new beginnings from you just like these small visual indications on your blog. xoxo

  30. Women's vacations are one of the best ideas ever conceived (!). Enjoy the time away. I would love to visit the IOW-and hope you will have stories or pictures to share upon your return.


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