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Winter Sun

A seed has been sown in my little brain lately, and that seed has a label attached entitled 'winter sun'.  I've chatted to a few people who are going away on Boxing Day or for New Year's Eve, and though it's not something I've considered before I LOVE the idea of finishing off the Christmas period by hopping on a plane! I can't imagine anything better than having a day or two of opening presents and getting festive in England and then jetting off for cocktails and sunbathing.  I'm making it my mission to make this happen over the next few years - sadly this year all of my spare cash is going into the wedding fund, and now we're all booked for April 2015, next year is not looking likely either!

We both have a savings target each month which basically sweeps away most of our disposable income after bills have been paid (and still allows for a few treats and meals out - I'm not going into complete pauperdom quite yet as I'm hoping we can get there without doing so).  But whilst I'll still be buying dresses and taking trips to Pizza Express I'm afraid the flexibility in the budget is not quite going to stretch to holidays to the Dominican Republic - more's the pity as I've been doing some rather enthusiastic pinning and flicking through travel brochures in case some money happens to magically drop into my account!  

I have been dreaming of the Caribbean ever since I went to Barbados a few years ago - it was absolutely stunning and utterly beautiful, and I'd love to visit more of the Caribbean islands - St Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands both look pretty good too, what can I say, I'm not fussy!

For the last couple of years I've been considering how lovely a little trip to the Christmas markets in Bruges or Munich would be this time of year, or maybe even going Northern Lights spotting in Iceland.  But I think I've now replaced that with a dream of some post-Christmas winter sun.  When I'm eating turkey sandwiches and drinking eggnog this year I might be daydreaming of being on one of these beaches....

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Have you ever been on a post-Christmas holiday?

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7 comments

  1. Oh this is so pretty the colors on photos and outside my window.. ❇♥ Blog written by two friends: http://teenagewastelandbyhd.blogspot.com/ ♥❇

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  2. Oh my god that looks lush! I was looking (more like gazing) at some photos from last summer when I was on these beautiful islands in Malaysia and more than anything I just want to be out of the cold right now! How great would it be to come back for New Years and have a lovely tan, with all the Christmas stress gone xx

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  3. Oh god I need something like this! I always think that going somewhere hot an sunny in the winter makes far more sense- like if we have summers like this year's, going away seems almost redundant! I'd love to go to the Carribean/ Cayman Islands- they just look so pretty! xx

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  4. I feel slightly guilty writing this by a pool in Singapore.... But when you do save up for it, winter sun is so worth it! If you do get to the Caribbean, try Antigua. We went last November for my brothers wedding and it was stunning!

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  5. Never have had winter sun; even when I was living in Italy it was snowing and freezing cold over Christmas. I like your idea of going somewhere after Christmas day in the cold - it'd be odd otherwise! The New Zealand contingent of my family are having summer right now and I just can't imagine it! x

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  6. My parents always used to take us abroad in February and I always loved it. You appreciate the sun so much more, especially when you come back to a cold and snowy uk. X

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  7. Love this idea...never been away over Christmas but always liked the sounds of jetting off somewhere warm and sunny. It would be lovely to have something planned to take away the January blues!

    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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