Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Kidspot Top 50 Blog Your Way To Dunk Island



It has been three freaking years since we holidayed. Sure we've had the odd weekend away here and there - here and there being scattered very intermittently between those 1095+ days. Count that on your fingers, twice.

Ah for a family holiday.

I'd dig that, fo' shiz.

Dunk Island. I'd slam dunk that for shizzle.

The last real holiday was with my Mum and Dad in Byron. Tiny was a wee little speck in my belly. We spent a blissful fortnight in Byron Bay. Let's face it, any amount of time spent beachside is blissful. And any time on holidays is ridiculously awesome.

The Doctor was about two and a half, Tiny's age now. He loved trawling the beach with my parents, looking for shells, or any matter of seaside souvenirs.
When I think holidays I think of all the time I can spend hanging with my smalls - as opposed to juggling work commitments, and above all - domestic duties. I can't remember any time on holidays having to spend extended periods of time tidying or cleaning. Halleluljah!

Holidays, I think, always bring out everyone's cruisy side. Don't feel like cooking? Ace - let's meander our way along the beachfront to fish & chips and watch the waves roll in. I also like holidays with no TV. In fact, I love holidays with no TV. It's prime territory for board games, chatting, reading, lolling about, dreaming, and one of my favourite past-times ever - sleeping.
Even when you arrive home from a holiday you can carry that relaxed feeling for at least a couple of weeks. And once it's worn off, and your tan is nothing but a memory, and the only reminder that you holidayed was some stray sand in the bottom of your bed, some well placed photos to remind you of that time away together, existing, living, enjoying, adventuring, loving can give you an instant hit of holiday. Oh for a holiday.
Can you vote for me? Please!

15 comments:

Jodie said...

Yes, holidays are wonderful. No TV holidays are the best. I feel particularly recharged if it's a warm destination holiday with a beach or a pool - somewhere sunny and lovely to laze about and read. Maybe a few rounds of UNO and a bottle of red into the evening.

That's what I'm planning starting tomorrow - 6 glorious (sun-filled) days in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. I am more excited than it is possible to say!

So I have voted for you in the hope that you get your Dunk Island holiday. We all need a bit of beachy goodness every now and then :)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Pffft, already voted for you aaaaaaggggggggeees ago...

I DON'T UNDERSTAND how the person who worte the article also nominated herslef in the top 50 bloggers! SO DODGY!

Sam said...

Already voted for you hun.

Good luck!!

xx

bellambinos said...

done, best luck for you. i hope to read a nice phat post about your island holiday sometime.

Mon Alisa Design said...

Done! I hope you get it xxx

Loz and Dinny said...

Yep - already done it ... just checked and it told me so ... you'd better get it. Always thought we should have gone there for a honeymoon or something since I'm marrien to a Dunc ... boom! boom! (instead had to settle for a drive from Melbourne to Sydney via canberra. You'd better bloody win!!

Lis said...

Voted Lexi!! Ooh can you be cheeky and put out a shameless mumspace request for votes?? That would surely give you the edge! Legitimate no? Best of luck! x

Two Tuesdays said...

Totally voted!

Adriana said...

Yep - I voted for you.
Goodluck!

Jaclyn said...

if we have anything to say about it you'll be slam dunkin, dunk island soon..voting completed.

Megan said...

1095 days! oh dear, i agree, you definitely do need a holiday. voting done :)

i received my usbourne books on friday as well, thank you so much. they went to school today and the kids had great fun touching and feeling everything.

lisa :: the red thread said...

voted.
fingers crossed.

EmmaK said...

Alright sweetie I voted for you!

Christina said...

I've voted for you too. Hope you get that holiday! :)

Toni Brockliss said...

I voted because you are divine.
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