Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

7 Feb

I’m leaving the Hub today.  I wasn’t sure that it was the right thing to do, but he likes the idea.  In fact, he insists.  He doesn’t even mind that I’m going off with a woman, a kind and generous friend who has treated me to a flight to Spain (and back!  The Hub tried to talk her into leaving me there, but she won’t).  We’ll be staying in her holiday home from tonight until Saturday.

My friend has been trying to get us all out there for years but we’ve never had the money.  She found some cheapish flights and took matters into her own hands.  I have the best, kindest friends in the world.

I was unsure about accepting her generosity, and about leaving the Hub and can’t-get-him-to-move-out-he-insists-he’s-only-sixteen-youngest-son, but he thinks I deserve a break.  I have the best, kindest husband in the world.  Spud, well, erm…I have the best…I have the kindest…er…I have a son.

It came down to good manners in the end: how could I refuse a gift so kindly meant without hurting her feelings?  I couldn’t.  And so I’m off to Spain!

You may have noticed by now that there is no photo to illustrate the challenge.  This is because I am not ready.  I fly in a few hours and I haven’t showered or even dressed.  Or packed.  If I leave it to the last minute I won’t have time to throw up before flying.

One thing that is ready, however – eight things, actually: four jokes; four rambles – are the posts I have prepared for you to enjoy while I am away.  I will have no internet access in Spain and, if I survive that, I’ll catch up with your comments and blogs next week.

Until then, please miss me!  But don’t leave comments saying so; that would be frightfully embarrassing.

¡Hola!

31 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready”

  1. Sarchasm2 February 7, 2012 at 11:07 #

    love the old girl one 🙂

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  2. mohsingilani February 7, 2012 at 11:08 #

    Wishing you a nice trip

    in between where can i find such “friends with benefits”?

    any suggestions 😉

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    • Tilly Bud February 7, 2012 at 11:36 #

      Give birth! We met through our children 🙂

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  3. speccy February 7, 2012 at 11:13 #

    Love it!
    Have fun 🙂

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  4. gigihawaii February 7, 2012 at 11:26 #

    Wowsers! You weren’t kidding when you left that comment on my blog! So there you go! Have a wonderful vacation and BON VOYAGE!

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  5. sanstorm February 7, 2012 at 12:52 #

    Looking forward to see what crazies you meet on the plane this time. Have fun 🙂

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  6. viv blake February 7, 2012 at 13:12 #

    Have a lovely time, and I hope it’s warm out there. Was that Spud trying to stop you going by hanging on to the aircraft? See you when we see you.

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  7. McGuffyAnn February 7, 2012 at 13:20 #

    Thinking of you & hoping you have a wonderful, fun filled adventure!

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  8. jmgoyder February 7, 2012 at 13:51 #

    GO FOR IT!!!

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  9. frizztext February 7, 2012 at 14:33 #

    I like the picture with the kid outside the plane window 🙂

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  10. adinparadise February 7, 2012 at 15:17 #

    Lucky you! Enjoy the trip, Tilly. 😉

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  11. nrhatch February 7, 2012 at 15:29 #

    France . . . now Spain . . . you are really getting around, Tilly.

    Enjoy the trip!

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  12. laurieanichols February 7, 2012 at 15:41 #

    Have a wonderful time and enjoy all the tapas, they are delicious and fun to eat. You are going to have a grand time can’t wait til you get back, ole!

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    • Tilly Bud February 13, 2012 at 13:11 #

      Do you know, I didn’t eat one tapas? I’ll have to go back.

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  13. SchmidleysScribbling February 7, 2012 at 15:48 #

    Tilly, I hope you have a ball. I loved Spain. My son and his wife lived there for a half dozen years. I visited them in Puerta de Santa Maria. Lovely coastline. Dianne

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  14. Grannymar February 7, 2012 at 16:14 #

    Wow! Friends like that are real treasure! Enjoy and bring back plenty of blog fodder.

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  15. Pseu February 7, 2012 at 18:48 #

    How vair wonderful!

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  16. Perfecting Motherhood February 7, 2012 at 19:20 #

    Good for you! Have a great trip and enjoy the warmth of Spain. Adios!

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  17. kateshrewsday February 7, 2012 at 21:58 #

    Safe flight, Tilly 😉 Have a wonderful time.

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  18. Piglet in Portugal February 8, 2012 at 00:12 #

    Have a GREAT time in Spain!

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  19. Viciously Sweet February 8, 2012 at 01:14 #

    I think it would be great if your friends also bought me a ticket to Spain. i’m great company!

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  20. judithatwood February 8, 2012 at 16:56 #

    Well, LH, you have a lovely vacation. I’m not going to miss your funny jokes and crazy stories at all (sniff, sniff!) Safe flight!

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    • Tilly Bud February 13, 2012 at 13:13 #

      Actually, you won’t (shouldn’t have); I scheduled plenty to keep you busy 🙂

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  21. eof737 February 9, 2012 at 07:39 #

    Enjoy your time away! 😉

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  22. barb19 February 10, 2012 at 21:13 #

    Have a fantastic break!

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  23. bluebee February 11, 2012 at 02:13 #

    Hope you’re having a fine old time, Tilly, and eating lots of that lovely tapas 🙂

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