Sunday, January 17, 2010

The tide is out

Am having lovely holiday with kids and one true love. Went camping, soooo relaxing.
Daughter spent whole time staking out power points to re charge phone, but aside from that was quintesential kiwi camping experience. Had New Years eve bonfire on beach, fireworks, berry picking, long walks, large ice creams and lots of lying about reading.

Home now and life is still bit like being at beach as tide goes in and out each day. Tide in this case though, is number of children present. Low tide is when its just our own. "Tide is out" means no kids here at all, "high tide" means we have lots of extras, mostly in form of 14 yr old boys.

Was nearly washed away by sudden high tide last week as boys with skateboards flooded in from every direction. Tide has since receeded taking my boy with it and leaving behind only wet towels, dirty plates, empty fridge and a broken jandal.

But enough coastal analogy - have a day to myself, a car and a credit card and am thinking about trying on shoes.
Am able to do this as feet are only part of me that has not "retained water" over summer. Have french painted toe nails too, so simply must try on shoes, or nail polishing will have been waste of time!

Is good to do something enjoyable before year hits full speed. If money was no object would obviously go to Paris for day and um, try on shoes. But am not Russian Billionaires squeeze so will settle for number one shoe warehouse, followed by coffee and cake. Will worry about "water retention" problem next week, still have some clothes I can fit.

If you were me today, with car, credit card (within reason) and no kids, how would you spend day?


  1. In Pretty Much the same way but with Dress buying added and No cake! I'm on a mission!

  2. Car and credit card... (limit???) um I would be updating tired wardrobe in fancy new summer dresses and strappy sandals. Yep, how I wish i could.

    PS LOVE the tide analogy. Actually giggled when i read about high tide of boys and skateboards. leaving behind wet towels. Ha I miss my boy. He is all grown up, 19 next month.

  3. We are very tidal here at the moment. Probably due for a King tide any day now!!!! if I were you I would be doing exactly as you planned. sounds like absolute bliss too me!!

  4. Oooh I bought dress the other day, lovely lovely one in sale with Chrissy money. Is evening dress really, with low neckline, satiny fabric and all. But is fab purple and I am loving wearing it with leggings, sandals and bangles. Was from Principals.

  5. Sounds like bliss - I haven't been away from the kids for MANY weeks! But school starts next week.

    I'm not a clothes shopper. I'd visit craft shops and maybe a gallery or two, for inspiration!