Do you have hearth-and-home holidays?
As Easter and Anzac Day coincide, Fonnie’s taking three annual leave days for ten days off in a row.
We both sorely need this break, but we’re not going anywhere.
We’re spending our holiday at home.
How about you?
We’re so knackered from early starts, long days, big projects and weekend work, we need every one of these days to rest.
We don’t want to waste two days travelling.
The money we could spend on air fares and accommodation will go to debt reduction and rare treats.
We’re going to enjoy our home, our pets, our city and our state.
- A picnic in the park.
- A special dinner.
- A visit to the hairdresser.
- The museum.
- A play.
- Long lunches.
- DVDs by the fire.
We can’t wait!
It’s said that the less you need, the richer you are.
So I guess you could call this a get-rich-quick scheme.
By scaling down our ambitions and enjoying what we have, we hope this will be one of our best holidays ever.
But there’s a threat.
From our couch, we can clearly see all that needs to be done to the house and garden.
Painting. Weeding. Scrubbing. Maintenance. Repairs. And more.
Then there’s two PC portals to our respective work worlds.
The temptation to check in may be too great.
And if the phone rings with urgent business, how can we say no?
It’s going to be an interesting exercise.
As post-GFC domestic saving reaches new heights, I wonder if others are doing likewise.
What are you doing this Easter?
- Off or on?
- Here or there?
- In or out?
Tell us your plans, and what costs and benefits they’ll have to you and your work.
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire