Jan 16, 2017

Life This Week 16/1/2017: My Holidays At Home.

Holidays at home are about being there.  Not just being physically present but also being so relaxed about time that I'm also completely there in my mind.

Today's post is a collection of moments and memories from this summer.  


The sunrises over the water at a favourite park I managed to catch on various days in a diverse range of weather conditions.  The colours and sounds over a familiar sky line so different each time.


How the first and second Zopper Doopers of the season ended up being consumed within half an hour of each other because there were technical issues with over squeezing the first one and then having most of it splat onto the pavement.  How it was such a hot day that there was a line at the convenience store where we bought these Zooper Doopers because the convenience store that sold them was rumoured to be the coldest place in the neighbourhood.  Or so our new friend who was in line to buy a banana told us.  I wonder if he knows about the beer fridge at Dan Murphy's?  I wonder if I should have told him....



Having the time and lack of scheduled activities to watch my little corner of the world wake up on a week day.  It's so different to the lazy, leisurely stretch into alertness of a weekend morning.



It was about sometimes having to multi task such important jobs as a home manicure, Lego assembly and web browsing late at night in a completely silent house.



Of late mornings spent pottering around in my pyjamas.  



How I actually tried on clothes in store before buying or considering buying them.


On duty clothes shopping is 100% online for me these days.  Can you believe I miss things like gently rifling through racks of clothes, super flattering lighting and mirrors in boutique change rooms and the airy banter that goes on among fellow shoppers and sales staff?


It was about sitting back and admiring the back garden after I'd collected the laundry one evening.


And it was about that perennial favourite holiday at home activity of mine, being a tourist in my own city.

But the best thing about holidays at home?  No jet lag, laundry backlog or credit card bill shock to come to.

What do you love about holidays spent at home?

18 comments:

  1. Nothing beats a holiday at home!
    I shop online exclusively too, except for occasional trips into Melbourne for a shop, food and wander experience which I also enjoy. :)

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    1. Yes, food and a wander. Two things I don't get with my online shopping. Forgot about those bonuses.

      SSG xxx

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  2. Staycations can be the best. I was going through packing photos into boxes yesterday afternoon & remembering all the staycations in Sydney with Sarah when she was younger. We'll be re-enacting a few of those days before we go.

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    1. Staycations with children are so special for all those memories, aren't they? To be honest, I do actually go out and do more things on staycation than I did pre child.

      SSG xxx

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  3. I love January in Sydney - we do a lot of stuff with the Festival, beach/pool days and slipnslide in the backyard....

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    1. January in Sydney is pretty special. The weather, so many organized events and the optimism and hope of a new year to boot.

      SSG xxx

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  4. I think this year was the first real holidays at home I've had in many, many years. It was nice and I want it to go for longer :)

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    1. There's always next year's staycation to count down to, Vanessa! I'm already planning for it.

      SSG xxx

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  5. It is great being a tourist in your own City isn't it? So much to discover. I was born and raised in Sydney and lived there until I was 30 but I still miss it. It is my favourite place. Thanks for sharing the photos I enjoyed looking at your memories. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

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    1. My pleasure, Sue. Hope you get to return to visit those much loved old haunts one day soon.

      SSG xxx

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  6. I enjoy discovering new places that I often hear or know about but haven't had the opportunity to get to during the year.

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    1. That's so true about staycation time.

      SSG xxx

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  7. It can be so nice to stop instead of rushing and taking the chance to do so in your city seems like you made the most of being at home! We usually keep Zooper Doopers in the fridge/freezer for those hot days (and nights) as we have experienced. Thanks for linking up today #lifethisweek3/52...and using the prompt! Denyse

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    1. Off to stock up on Zooper Doppers after work. They have been selling rather briskly at the supermarket too.

      SSG xxx

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  8. One long weekend my husband and I told everyone we were going to Coolum for a 'baby moon' and then just hung out in our lounge room watching TV. God I loved that holiday.

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    1. Sounds like heaven. Especially pre baby. Wisely planned.

      SSG xxx

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  9. I'm about to come home and be a tourist in my own city and I can't wait!

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    1. Enjoy and wishing you a safe and fun trip home.

      SSG xxx

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