When the kids were born, Bart and I knew that our wide travelling days were over for a while. Mind you, I never thought we'd grow the kids to 10, 8 and 6 before taking them OS. But that's what's happened.
We decided that the kids could choose anywhere in the world they wanted to go and we'd take them there for their 10th birthday. This year Max turned 10 and being the mad animal lover that he is, we thought he'd want to go to Africa. We started planning for a trip to South Africa and then we thought, "hmmmm... maybe we should ask him where he wants to go." Max chose Fiji.
That's where I am right now, by the way. The power of 'scheduling' has meant that I jumped on a plane with the family at 8 am this morning (I can assure you that the 5:30 am taxi from home was a killer) and I am reading my book, in a hammock of course, right now. No doubt the girls already have the signature bead braids that seems to be mandatory for all children travelling to a beach destination. I'm pretty sure Max has already swum in every single pool offered by the resort. I'm also quite certain that I'm halfway through my first book already.
My theme song for the trip (and in general right now) is this one. I've been loving this song for so long and then I found out Sheppard were Aussies from Brisbane and it made me love them even more. This song is all about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Geroooooniiiimo!
Other things that had me this week:
Reading... this report on bloggers, ahem, "independent digital content creators"
Marvelling... at how nice and friendly Jane Austen looks
Laughing... at the fact that the first ever photo posted on Instagram featured feet
Learning... some really good iphonography moves from the beautiful, messy people.
Dreaming... about Madagascar.
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