“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” Henry James
Mr Fire and I recently went on our first holiday of 2018! Not that we have anymore booked but it sure sounds hopeful! (looking at our money though it doesn’t look that hopeful!)
We had a wonderful time visiting Holland and it was the first city break we have ever taken together. I had my usual odd expectations (a to do list in my head and a heap of reflection time to really get my shit together) and didn’t do anything on list but I did have some serious reflection time.
We spent the majority of our time walking to the various attractions we had planned to visit so my step counter was hitting 30 thousands steps at one point!
Here are some of our holiday snaps!
One of the things that impressed me about Holland was how bicycle friendly they are. The roads are dedicated to cyclists and everyone rides a bike. It really inspired Mr Fire and I to make an active lifestyle a real priority.
How did our finances do? EEkkkk! This is defiantly one of those teaching moments were you really should have your finances sorted out BEFORE you go! Savings really would have helped us out here. We spent £1,155 in total on 5 nights. Not great but as I said, a teaching moment.
Overall I think this month will be a really tough one for us. I’m hoping we don’t go into the red but I guess if we do then we will have to deal with it.
As for my to do list, Its been changed into only priority items make it to the list now. I refuse to get bogged down with all the little insignificant things again!
How do you manage your money when your on holiday?