‘Book ahead to avoid disappoinment’ was the mantra of a TV producer pal in Glasgow. She knew that time moves fast when you’re shooting and editing so our social plans were best made in advance.
This idea worked in Glasgow when we were young, free and single.
Works even better now in Sydney where we’re older, entangled and partnered-with-kids.
(PS for all your antonym needs, head to www.synonym.com/antonym)
Anyway… booking ahead for me is hard as I don’t know the Intn’l Man of Mystery’s rotation dates yet (and no, he doesn’t manage the Twister at the sideshows, he rotates into the Middle East to see blokes about oil rigs.)
Anyway……. I’ve just decided to plan a few things and hope for the best. I’m an independent person and can manage alone – harumph.
Some flights are booked to Scotland as it’s been too long, just for myself and two kids and we’ll sort the rest out later. Or not. Or not go.
But I love the flights being booked.
And I’ve entered myself and Dexbox13 into the Huskission Triathlon 5km Fun Run and myself into the 1km Ocean Swim on the weekend of 15th February.
Our Intn’l Man of Mystery has run the 10km in past years (just like that, off he goes and runs 10km, can you BEAR it!??) I’ve always been minding the kids, but next year… well, we can work out the fine print later.
Look, if it doesn’t come off, it doesn’t come off.
A plan is the start of something, if you have to deviate never mind.
Good enough mum, good enough fun run.
If you’ve never been to Huskisson on the weekend of the Triathlon, you must. It’s such a buzz, makes you feel like a sporting legend just being there.
The Husky Long Course Triathlon Festival is the proper name for this weekend-long event held every year in mid-February. There are all sorts of triathlons, including the super-duper serious one. Plenty for the kids though, plus the fun runs and 1km ocean swim.
The whole town is full of healthy looking athletes, the cafes are stowed out with people filling up on good carbs. It’s a great atmosphere.
Do you plan ahead?
Have you got much planned for 2013 yet?