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HOLIDAYS - something we all look forward to and something we all feel that we deserve. Of course, some countries realise this and treat their retired folk to a week's holiday, but I can't see it appearing on our country's agenda for a while, can you?

 


 

So, what reason do YOU have for not taking that well deserved break? Can't afford it? Remember that old saying - "take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves"? Well, although in this modern 'throw away' society no one appears to be particularly worried about pennies, the saying is as true today as ever it was. Take an example - when out shopping, how often do we think 'I need a rest, I'll pop into the café for a coffee and perhaps a muffin'? Well, just forego that coffee and muffin every week and at the end of the year you have that return flight to say Spain. To this end, half way through shopping I return to the car not only to drop off my purchases, but to pour myself a coffee from my flask and also to rest and relax whilst listening to the radio. Alternatively, if the weather is nice, you can enjoy your coffee in the fresh air in the park. Also, go without just one packet of cigarettes or that takeaway (you'll probably not even notice the difference, but your body probably will) and miraculously at the end of the year you'll have the accommodation as well. Follow the maxim of the TV beauty advert and think 'Because your worth it'!



So, now we are ready to go on holiday and we come to the dreaded packing. I'm talking ladies here. (Men don't have a packing problem, do they? - they can pack in 5 minutes flat. After all, there's only a few clothes, money and passport. What's the problem?)

Clothes wise - if you want to take the minimum, then think basic duo colours, say black and white. It's amazing how you can mix and match and appear to have taken more clothes than you have. Also, basic clothes can be dressed up with a coloured wrap or jewellery as the occasion arises, and one stole/wrap can be a shoulder wrap/pillow on the plane, a wrap over your swimsuit, or over your dress in the evening when perhaps its cooler.


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