Last weekend is the closest to a holiday I think we've ever had in my time with Dan. We started on our debt free journey a few years into our relationship so other than spending weekends with friends and things like that we didn't go away. Then we had no cash and then we had pets. The four day weekend was holiday-like. I've been trying to work out what made it feel that way.
It couldn't be the location as we were in familiar surroundings, it wasn't really the time as we're off every weekend, it certainly wasn't the money as we didn't have much to spend. It was the small things, the things we usually take for granted, we made time for and appreciated them. Dan went out to buy some fresh bread from the town, we treated ourselves to a sandwich from a sandwich shop down a back street (I will go there again, it was one of the few times someone had asked if we were vegetarian and prepared our food separately. The Fylde is not great for non meat eaters). We fancied a hot chocolate after tea so we walked to the corner shop to buy some rather than saying we'd wait until the next supermarket trip. We drank tea outside and had a stroll on the prom, I chatted to a lady in a charity shop (and bought bargain dresses) Dan went to the tip and we slept in the spare room.
It was just doing all the stuff we talk a lot about wanting to do but then never just do them. We never usually do anything at Easter other than watch Widnes twice but this year I'm really looking forward to it. We will be ditching the car as much as possible and just seeing what happens, I've already decided I want chips!