Sunday, 14 August 2011

What you don't have now will come back again

It's miserable that we're half way through August and I still have no holiday booked. It's a rite of passage at 21. Sunshine and cosmopolitans are a must. And in a vaguely self-righteous sort of way I feel like I've bloody earned one. A lot of my nearest and dearest have graduated this year, so it kind of feels like the world is their oyster (no doubt they might protest at the simplicity of what I'm saying) and they can pretty much go anywhere and do anything. And LORD KNOWS I would want to go with them. When there's talk of India and the Phillipines and generally getting away from the work/uni cycle then my ears certainly prick up.


I know I've banged on enough about travelling, but it's knocking on for the 2 year anniversary since I got back. That's a pretty grim thought. If I'm not careful it will turn into a 5 year anniversary and then before I know it there will be jobs and houses and aaaaah restrictions.

You don't need to watch this video. Just press play and listen. It's the sort of scenario which happens in films, all sat around a campfire playing a harmonica. Surreal to think I was there once.



To accompany that lovely Aussie music, instead of realistically looking for holidays (i.e. a week camping in Cromer) I've been playing around on lastminute.com seeing if I can't find a trip to Cuba for less than £300. Not. Likely. I have to accept the idea that if I want to get away from my Sheffield-Home-Sheffield weekly driving routine, it's gonna be on a budget.

I'll just have to make sure I pack lots of bunting and lots of cake, to make whatever shack I end up in barely reminiscent of one of these sweet getaways. (both images from weheartit)


Have any of you ever stayed in a yurt?! Let me know your suggestions of relatively cheap sunshine getaways. I'm desperate for Cuba or Morroco but financially it's more likely to be here in the UK. xox

17 comments:

  1. I really want a summer holiday too but I'm saving all my money up to go to Paris for New Year! I did go to the Isle of Wight in April and the weather was so good!
    I'd love to go to France for a week in the summer :) x

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  2. hahaha waltzing matilda. did you come to australia? its definitely awesome being in another country and meeting cool new people. ahh i miss it too honey.

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  3. Awww those caravans are too cute! I might try and plan something like that for Christmas.
    We're going to America in October so I imagine holiday funds after that may be a little skint.
    Good luck with finding somewhere to go. I know you'll have a blast wherever it is x

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  4. Lovely little trailers!! I wish I had one to holiday in! :]

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  5. Well, I'm now in the working world, but we are not going on holiday this summer. Insead I am currently house-sitting for my family while they are in the south of France and Italy. Regretting my holiday choices slightly...

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  6. These caravans are adorable!! I'm dying to get away for a few days, haven't actually been on a holiday or had a break in years!!!

    Come to Perth. Stay in the hills and go to all the farmers and craft markets! Alternatively, Singapore!

    x Aliya
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  7. Caravans remind me of being younger, they hold so many wonderful memories. I'd definitely suggest checking one out, its not too expensive. You could check out a camping pod too? Zoe from Zoella did a post on them, I think she said they were around £35 a night. They look lovely :) this post is bringing out some nostalgia haha xxx

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  8. I'm in the same boat- this is my first year in forever with no summer holiday (bar the wet and windy Latitude experience!) Boo :( It's getting on for 3 years since I went interrailing round Europe, ahh the memories. A yurt sounds fab though.. xx

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  9. You should go glamping Jazz!

    The bottom picture looks beautiful

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  10. Berlin can be mega cheap, and it's such an amazing city! I went last year when I was pretty much broke, and it didn't bankrupt me. We flew with Ryanair (oh the luxury) and stayed in the Circus Hostel, which was lovely and right in the middle of the city. You should def look into it!
    Hope you find something good soon :)

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  11. Im not going away either shame really, looking at these photos though it makes me want to so bad! The caravans are a adorable. where do you get your pictures from? Thankyou for your comment xx

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  12. I’m sure your heart will take you where you’re destined to be sooner rather than later xxx

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  13. Unless you go camping or can find a v. cheap caravan, it might actually be cheaper to go abroad. I holiday in the UK once or twice a year and I really love it, but it can get pricey depending on where you stay, what you do and how often you eat out. Always worth fluttering your eyelashes at the parents and seeing if they'll pay for the food though!

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  14. I went to Exmouth which I loved but it is a bit sleepy! I guess it depends on whether you want to go out and do things or just get away from it all for a bit :)

    Maria xxx

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  15. This is going to sound SO hypocritical, coming from someone currently living in Australian but MAAAAAAAN, I feel your pain! I'm in classes at the moment when all my friends back home are on summer holiday and doing fun things! I just have to remind myself of where I am and what I get to do this Christmas, haha :)

    My recommendation would be Eastern Europe: I spent five days in Slovenia this June, and they were glorious! It's beautiful, hot, and inexpensive if you're not too fussy about hostels, etc. Ryan Air flies to Trieste, Italy, for literally nothing, too, which makes getting there simples! :)

    Just some thoughts... :) G'luck! x

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  16. I've fallen in love with your blog! Caravans, bunting, inanimate object restoration and travelling <3
    Myyy thoughts on a cheap getaway this summer is to avoid Morocco like the plague, we drove there rather recently and you really have to be in a good mindset to see the beauty through the hassling and constant feeling of being unsafe. My best friend went to Italy and had the most amazing time there on a budget! Or, within the UK, it's got to be Cornwall - let me know if you end up in Falmouth anytime!x

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  17. I booked a gypsy caravan through underthethatch.co.uk in the Welsh countryside. If you're going to do a staycation do it in style :)

    We just took a box of wine, lots of bbq food and books. Twas lovely! x

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