Updates on summer 2011

First wedding together - This is the first wedding we have attended together. The bride is my only good friend i kept from college.
@elitess (5072)
Ipswich, England
September 4, 2011 4:36pm CST
Well this was indeed a different summer for me. First of all i went at two weddings with my girlfriend, one in june at the only friend i have from college, and the other one was in august, this involving my ex desk mate from school with which i remained friend. Overall with all the weddings and the required things (dress, costume, make up etc) and the gifts (in money) for the weddings, it lead us to approximately 500 Sterling pounds (about 600 euros). Seeing how the average salary here is 250-300 euros, and we both have no income at the moment, that was quite a lot for us (finished all my saving from last year when i worked). We went to Corfu in july 2011, and it was a bit more expensive, about 150 percent of the Olympic beach price, but it was really great. The biggest con is that it was too short. More about this in another topic. I am looking for a job for a whine now again, and have applied to some online, and waiting for the allotted time to expire in order for them to check out the cv's they received. I am hopping to get in in the tourism. Questions: 1 Does time feel like flying when you are having a good time or is it just me ? 2 Have you managed to go anywhere this summer ?
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
4 Sep 11
You certainly had an eventful summer, though expensive. I, too, spent more than I should have on a wedding shower for my great-niece and graduation gifts (money) for another great-niece and a great-nephew. After all, they only graduate once and I hope my niece has only one wedding! You can never tell these days! I haven't gotten to go anywhere because of financial concerns. My kids tell me to go ahead and spend what I've got saved but I'm sure they'd regret it when I run out and come live with them! I hope you get the job you want!
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Thank you, dear P1key! I do plan to spend a bit the end of this month--my sister and her daughter are coming for my mother's memorial and I'll be taking them out to dinner. That's a big thing for me! It will be a good time, like my mother wanted. I don't need much to make me happy but I do want to be able to pay my own way when I'm too old to help myself much. I'd rather enjoy my sons and grandchildren independently than live with them and be a burden. That's reward enough for me.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
14 Sep 11
Sorry for forgetting to respond here, but i must say i am with Pikey on this one ! You should definitely take care of yourself first of all and have occasional treats (it maybe just a piece of chocolate, or something more) while saving of course :).
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Sep 11
We are off to Scotland to see a couple of myLotters later this week! Then we will go to Singapore in January hopefully. Yes, time does go quickly when you are enjoying yourself and very slowly when you are not!!! You all look very happy at the wedding. Your tunr next?
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
6 Sep 11
Alex and Roxana at church - This is from the 2nd wedding we attended this year for our friends.
Hello Pike. No this picture is from the first wedding. Here is the one that followed (see attached picture). Our turn as we discussed the idea is somewhere in 2014 in principle, as we want to get 1 year of work (and money) in England and raise the money required for it first.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
5 Sep 11
We are just coming out of winter here and just started the spring season. This winter has been particularly wet and cold for us this year. Nothing much has changed on our side of the world and I do agree that if we are having a great time time does seem to fly a lot quicker although the days, week, months and years do go by in a hurry and I am still trying to save money
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
14 Sep 11
My girlfriend's grandma's brother lives in Australia and came to visit for the winter there (summer here), i am surprised i forgot in some countries it was actually another season.
@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
4 Sep 11
This summer was not so great for me I stayed home mostly. I do feel when you are having a good time, time just flies so quickly, I've had a bad summer everything is going so slowly. I hope next summer ill be able to gout and have fun.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
14 Sep 11
Hello Judy and thank you for answering here. I am sorry to hear you had troubles this summer and do hope to hear good news next year about you. We are planning and hopping to visit Greece for 2 weeks at the seaside and manage to get some optional trips as well there, but we have to raise some money for it of course and make sure my future job won't get in the way of things.
@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Sep 11
We did not have any long trips this summer because we didn't really have much time. We did take two trips we had not planned very far ahead for, and they did cost more than we should have spent, but we had not much choice about either of them as to timing. The first trip was for a politcal training session in Sacramento for a day, but because the drive was long we left the day before and came home the day after, so that meant two nights in an expensive hotel. I didn't even want to go, and there wasn't time or good enough weather to take any side trips I might have enjoyed. We learned what we went to learn, but it was more a work trip than a pleasure trip. The second trip was one we both were looking forward to. It was for a church reunion in Los Angeles with all the people we had known in a previous church. It was wonderful seeing old friends again and meeting the spouses and children of those I had known as children in my Sunday School classes. I hadn't seen many of them since they were teens. It was a five-hour trip, and we had promised to pick up the founding pastor of the church and his wife, neither of whom was confidnet enough to drive in Los Angeles traffic anymore. Like us, they lived quite far from the city where the rerunion was, but they were on our way. Unfortunately, because they are in their eighties, they got tired before the reunion was more than half over, and we had to leave before some of our friends got there and we didn't have enough time to talk to everyone we wanted to. Again, we stayed in a motel for two nights, though I was more comfortable in Simi Valley than in Sacramento, since I had lived near Simi Valley for several years and knew my way around. I was able to go back to the Reagan Library on Sunday and take some pictures I had not had time to take when we were there in June. So this trip was more a pleasure trip. Time dragged on our first trip because of the long drive, getting lost, and the fact that we were really sitting and listening to training all day and we weren't having a particularly good time. On the second trip, time just flew by because we were with friends all the time. The founding pastor and his wife took us to dinner both Friday and Saturday night, so we had long conversations with them. I only wish the trips had not been so expensive with cost of gasoline and lodging.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Sep 11
We did not have any long trips this summer because we didn't really have much time. We did take two trips we had not planned very far ahead for, and they did cost more than we should have spent, but we had not much choice about either of them as to timing. The first trip was for a politcal training session in Sacramento for a day, but because the drive was long we left the day before and came home the day after, so that meant two nights in an expensive hotel. I didn't even want to go, and there wasn't time or good enough weather to take any side trips I might have enjoyed. We learned what we went to learn, but it was more a work trip than a pleasure trip. The second trip was one we both were looking forward to. It was for a church reunion in Los Angeles with all the people we had known in a previous church. It was wonderful seeing old friends again and meeting the spouses and children of those I had known as children in my Sunday School classes. I hadn't seen many of them since they were teens. It was a five-hour trip, and we had promised to pick up the founding pastor of the church and his wife, neither of whom was confidnet enough to drive in Los Angeles traffic anymore. Like us, they lived quite far from the city where the rerunion was, but they were on our way. Unfortunately, because they are in their eighties, they got tired before the reunion was more than half over, and we had to leave before some of our friends got there and we didn't have enough time to talk to everyone we wanted to. Again, we stayed in a motel for two nights, though I was more comfortable in Simi Valley than in Sacramento, since I had lived near Simi Valley for several years and knew my way around. I was able to go back to the Reagan Library on Sunday and take some pictures I had not had time to take when we were there in June. So this trip was more a pleasure trip. Time dragged on our first trip because of the long drive, getting lost, and the fact that we were really sitting and listening to training all day and we weren't having a particularly good time. On the second trip, time just flew by because we were with friends all the time. The founding pastor and his wife took us to dinner both Friday and Saturday night, so we had long conversations with them. I only wish the trips had not been so expensive with cost of gasoline and lodging.
@ellie333 (21029)
6 Sep 11
Hi Elitess, Wow you packed some things in over the summer and weddings and holidays are never cheap. The older I am getting the more the years are flying by anyway but this years summer leave was three weeks long and now I am back at work I really could do with another three weeks off to do all the things I had planned to do and didn't get round to doing. What I did manage to do whilst I was off though was take my son to Dawlish airshow, visit my mother who was in the UK for a week from Spain visiting my brother (she stayed with me last time) acquire a new addition to my family of pets a beautiful chocolate labrador. I also have a wedding that I need to travel to in a couple of weeks time. Hope all is well with you. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
14 Sep 11
Hey Ellie, you got some updates from me on facebook of course :) The total estimate price in British pounds for your convenience was: about 1550 - 1600 pounds... that's huge for Britain so think how it is here with the salaries about 6-10 times smaller (not to mention i don't have a job right now).
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
17 Oct 12
Hello elitess. This summer vacation I worked a part-time job and made some extra money like I did in the summer of 2011. When it is an extra job for the summer vacation, it seems to be a less tense job from my normal job and I like it. I worked hard during the summer vacation, but I felt very happy when I got my earnings and my effort for my work was worth it. When I finished my extra work, I had about twenty days' rest at home with my family. Time does fly fast whenever you feel like having a rest or work. I travelled all the way back to my hometown after I finished my extra work. It was a hectic summer vacation, but I was happy. Thanks for the discussion, elitess.
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