Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Mission Accomplished



As you know, the Roses' summer wasn't the best on record, it was a very up and down affair and by the end of it we all desperately needed a holiday. We hadn't actually been away together as a family for five years and were beginning to feel it... At the end of every week, M and I would have this long chat about whether we would/wouldn/t be able to manage a short break away and as my dad's health was so up and down we felt that the answer would inevitably be no...



So you can imagine my surprise when two days before M was due his annual leave, my father gave the thumbs up to us going away, our dream holiday destination had a last minute cancellation and it seemed that the "Holiday gods" (to coin a phrase from the incredibly funny book "The Tent The Bucket And Me" by Emma Kennedy) were smiling down on us.
So we set out on a wet, dreary Friday 13th on our summer adventure...

And I should have known as soon as I saw the front door everything would be alright. With its colours resembling our very own Emporium and a sign waiting to greet us, I knew it was meant to be...



To be continued ...

9 comments:

bellaboo said...

Glad you got your lovely break.I love Emma Kennedy...she's so funny.I first saw her on TV on a daytime prog with Terry Wogan and Gabi Roslin(can't remember the name of it) and thought she was so amusing,she should have a series of her own. :o)

Floss said...

Oh, how lovely - I'm so glad you got away, and to an old Mission hut? What on earth was it like inside?

dottycookie said...

Oh! We're looking to go away soon and I do believe I shall go and have a peep at your site ...

I'm glad you managed to get away, and what a relief that your dad was well enough for you to be able to do so.

Pipany said...

Kim, I am so pleased you got away and am really looking forward to reading more. Gorgeous hut isn't it? x

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it looks so very exciting! I can't wait to hear more!

Petit Filoux said...

Ooh tell us more!!

busybusybeejay said...

I'm intrigued!Do tell us more.Hope the break did you good.

Cowboys and Custard said...

You temptress... I was just getting comfy in my armchair to have a guided tour of your holiday abode.
Next instalment please and make it pronto!!!!

Dxxxx

silverpebble said...

I'm so glad you managed to get away - it sounds as though it was timely and much needed. I'm excited to see the inside of that wonderful-looking place x