A Nice Break

By Jabo
@jaboUK (50132)
United Kingdom
November 13, 2017 3:51pm CST
I've just returned from a 3 day solo break in a seaside town. The picture (from Pixabay) symbolises the sense of freedom I felt at being able to do exactly what I wanted, when I wanted. I had no set meal times and ate a lot of junk food, but what the heck. I would have felt a bit uncomfortable eating in a proper restaurant on my own, and anyway I enjoyed sitting on a bench in the market place eating chips (fries) from a bag. I even had a 'floor show', with birds providing the entertainment. Those seagulls are such bullies, chasing the poor pigeons away. I took some bracing walks along the seafront, and visited a casino where I won enough money to pay my hotel bill - yaay I went to a country and western gig on the last evening, which was the main purpose of my trip. It was great, very entertaining. I'm back home now - my husband and I are pleased to see each other. What I'm not pleased about is tackling the mundane stuff, like what to plan and cook for dinner. I appreciated being able to have this break, and hope I can do it again sometime. Still, home is best
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@MALUSE (31751)
• Denmark
13 Nov
I can imagine your break at the seaside all on your own and how much you enjoyed it. You certainly had an interesting entertainment programme! :-) My husband and I won the money for our hotel bill in a casino in Las Vegas. That pleased us very much.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@MALUSE I'm glad that you managed to do the same as me - it's very satisfying, isn't it?
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@MALUSE (31751)
• Denmark
13 Nov
@jaboUK Yes, it is. And as we're intelligent people we stopped playing after that. :-)
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@MALUSE Me too, that's the way to do it.
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• United States
13 Nov
Glad you were able to get away, relax and have a break from the daily routines. Your picture says it all
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@Marilynda1225 It's a fun picture isn't it? Yes, that's what I appreciated more than anything - the break from routine.
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• United States
13 Nov
@jaboUK I really need a break too but it doesn't seem like it's in the cards right now
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@Marilynda1225 I'm sorry that you can't get away, perhaps you'll be able to do so sometime.
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@JudyEv (97133)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
What a great photo that is! And I'm glad you enjoyed your time away. It sounds pretty awesome.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@JudyEv Yes, it's a great picture - I just entered 'happy' and that's what came up.
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@JudyEv (97133)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
@jaboUK Happy just about sums it up!
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@BelleStarr (31226)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Nov
It is nice to have a change of routine, isn't it? When are you off to Spain, soon I think?
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@BelleStarr Yes Isabelle, we go to Spain a week from today, yaay!
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@BelleStarr (31226)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Nov
@jaboUK I am so jealous, we don't leave for Florida until January 1.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
@BelleStarr At least you've got that to look forward to.
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@pgntwo (21499)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov
Little beats being able to go to sleep in your own bed, never mind how luxurious the place you've just returned from might have been...
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@xFiacre (10390)
• Ireland
13 Nov
@pgntwo and sit on your own toilet.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@pgntwo I agree, I'm looking forward to getting into my own bed later on
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@pgntwo (21499)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov
@xFiacre That too
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@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
14 Nov
I knew it would have been a wonderful adventure, three full days of freedom. I agree that the seagulls are bully, they come to steal the food from your own hands. I also have to plan the dinner and tonight I am not at all in the mood.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@LadyDuck Planning meals is my least favourite chore Anna. I don't mind cooking it so much, though I think if I was on my own I'd hardly cook at all.
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@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
15 Nov
@jaboUK I agree Janet, it's not the fact of cooking, but planning the meals. If I was alone I would make very simple meals, without even planning, no matter what that can be prepared quickly.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
@LadyDuck Me too.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
13 Nov
There is no place like home, but nothing better than traveling. I'm so happy you enjoyed your weekend, especially your casino winnings and country and western gig! When I taught some modeling classes, I had to eat dinner alone twice a week. I never much enjoyed it. Welcome home!
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@DianneN I don't mind going into a fast food place on my own, but not a good restaurant. Silly I know, especially nowadays.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
13 Nov
@jaboUK I ate at a diner. Kind of an inbetween place to eat.
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@marguicha (80430)
• Chile
13 Nov
Congratulations! What do you play at the casino? How much do you put apart to lose?
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
Thanks. My husband gave me £100 for the casino, so that's what I was prepared to lose. I played the slots a bit, then 3 card poker and a new game where you're dealt 7 cards and have to make a flush of 3 cards or more. Great fun.
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@marguicha (80430)
• Chile
14 Nov
@jaboUK Congratulations! I don´t much like to plan what to eat. I try to eat what I want.
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@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
17 Nov
So glad you had so much fun. It is nice to just be able to breathe without someone there to tell you when or how deep of a breath to take. Being able to do exactly what you want when you want is freeing. I bet hubby is glad to have you back home.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
@Shellyann36 Yes, it was lovely to get away, but nice to be home as well.
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@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
14 Nov
Sounds like you had a much needed break. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Seagulls are bullies. There is a nearby park where I would never picnic...the seagulls will buzz you for your food.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@Morleyhunt Yes, I don't think they are very nice birds.
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@Kandae11 (25640)
13 Nov
I always appreciate home better after leaving it for awhile. we do need these breaks.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@Kandae11 That's it exactly - a change of routine refreshes you then makes you happy to be home again.
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@rebelann (31111)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Nov
I'm so glad you got a little rest and relaxation before having to tackle the home front once more. Hopefully you'll get to take more breaks like this. I love that photo, such a happy pup.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov
@rebelann It's a great photo, isn't it? We're off to Spain for a month next week, so that will be lovely for both of us. Our daughter's joining us for a week in the middle too.
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@rebelann (31111)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Nov
Oh wow, will you stay there for the Christmas festivities @jaboUK ? I'm so glad your daughter will be visiting you.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
@rebelann No we come back on the 19th - in time for me to prepare for the family coming on Christmas Day.
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@YrNemo (7596)
14 Nov
But who took care of your husband while you were away? Can he fend for himself?
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@YrNemo Our daughter stayed with him - I couldn't really leave him on his own. He can make himself a cup of tea and put things in the microwave, but I wouldn't be happy leaving him. If he fell down he wouldn't be able to get back up again very easily.
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@YrNemo (7596)
14 Nov
@jaboUK My friend's parents were like you and your husband. The father was so frail. She faithfully took care of her husband for 15yrs, then one day she didn't wake up (heart problem). The whole family was so surprised. The father lived on for another 15 yrs. (My friend and her siblings took turns taking care of the father.) Take care of yourself.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov
I'm glad you had a good time on your trip. It sounds very relaxing. Love your floor show.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
Thanks, it was a great show
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Nov
@jaboUK I'm glad it was and you had a good time.
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Nov
I want to have one of those breaks too. Nice to see you back and full of brio (enthusiasm)l
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 Thanks, sorry to be late replying, I've only just seen this.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Nov
@jaboUK Oh, don´t matter that happens to me as well. I often see a comment weeks later sometimes and wonder how did I miss that one?
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@ilocosboy (32023)
• Philippines
14 Nov
Oh wow I can imagine your gladness while enjoying that break on your own. I might have do it.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@ilocosboy Yes, I really enjoyed it, it would be great if you could do it too.
@ilocosboy (32023)
• Philippines
14 Nov
I will do it one day.
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@Corbin5 (78932)
• United States
14 Nov
Oh, I am so glad you enjoyed that break of yours!!! You won money!!! I hope you can take another break again in the near future.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
@Corbin5 Well it won't be just yet as we're going to Spain together next week. We're looking forward to that.
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@Corbin5 (78932)
• United States
14 Nov
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@Happy2BeMe (66913)
• Canada
13 Nov
That is wonderful. So glad you enjoyed your little break away. Sounds like a wonderful time.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Thanks, it was great. My batteries are well and truly charged now
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@Happy2BeMe (66913)
• Canada
14 Nov
@jaboUK that is great
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@LoriAMoore (9725)
• United States
19 Nov
I'm glad you had a nice break, but like you said, there's no place like home.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
@LoriAMoore You're right there
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@FayeHazel (10881)
• United States
19 Nov
I'm happy that concert went well and you had a great time. Renews you for life at home, doesn't it? :-)
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
It does yes, but I'm not at home for very long. We're off to Spain on Tuesday - yaay!