Time Out

We all need time out. I’m off on a small holiday. Just a few days at a health retreat trying to shave a few inches of those thighs. Where do other people go for some R & R? I know friends who go away every other weekend – they drive to the country or stay with friends by the sea. Others who have money find places to fly to for the weekend and go away often.

Me I tend to go away on (very) extended breaks, often overseas, every year. But it often occurs to me that I’m almost dead before I get there. So I’ve decided to go on a refresher, good healthy food, lots of reading and a bit of exercise. But I am curious about other people. Do you make a habit of getting away on short holidays; and what sorts of ideas can you offer the workaholics who visit me here?


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7 Responses to Time Out

  1. alice 10 July 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Hi Ruth
    I have just spent a day sailing on a catamaran in Albany, WA, in high seas and good seas with a number of Humpback Whales who wanted to know who we were. Exhilarating and inspiring and so very close as we drifted, motor off ,and let them approach and look at us. It was intended as a forest getaway among the Karri and Tingle Trees but the whales would not let us go.

  2. Ruth Ostrow 7 July 2011 at 11:35 am #

    Thanks Lilianna, it is such a pleasure to get a lovely response from a fan like you. We all spell poorly when we are blogging. God only knows after the spell check on my word documents I am now free floating with only my school knowledge of spelling. I am terrified my readers will work out that I am an awful speller. Warm wishes Ruth.

  3. lilianna rose 6 July 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Sorry made so many mistakes in last blog. You must give me lessons on writing! You are so bright and know exactly what is going on in the world, you are serious and relevant, Sometimes can we have some of your old funny articles, about family and fun. Life is so anxious now, xx

  4. lilianna rose 6 July 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Love your articles Ruth, just wrote you a long reply and somehaw wiped it off, You do deserve a break, going away even for a few days regenerates you, I know yoyu study, lecture and write so its a busy life. Enjoy, and take me with you next time

  5. lilianna 6 July 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Hello Ruth, enjoy your articles so much, we do all need a break from the normal stresses of life. Hopefully away from phones and computers [unless absolutely necessary]. You deserve a bit of relaxation , your schedule must be hectic. I know that you lecture abd study too, as well as your writing. Read and rest, it charges your batteries. By the way could I come with you next time??

  6. Tony Goodman 6 July 2011 at 8:12 am #

    My farm is about an hour from Noosa…so when i get to the point of needing some time out, I drive down there and do a 1.5km ocean swim at Main beach watching the fish as you go along and when finished, jog up to the groin and back on the soft sand, feeling the winter sun on your back and the sea breezes on your face and then kickback at Sails on the Beach with a hot chocolate and take in the beautiful paradise of Laguna Bay. The rest of the day is spent strolling through the great National Park at Noosa and later sitting on the beach ‘contemplating my navel’ or reading a good book. Which is what i will be doing this weekend…can’t wait!!!

  7. Ruth Ostrow 5 July 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Give me your ideas here

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