Leaving on a jet plane

Friday, June 10, 2011

I may have mentioned once or twice or a million times that Fin and I are going on holiday, to visit his family in California. Well in case I hadn't made this clear, we're leaving on MONDAY, people! How exciting is that?? Ok, it's not that exciting for you, unless you happen to live in San Francisco and will get to experience the thrill of being within a 10-mile radius of me (in which case, email me! We'll do drinks!), but it's very exciting for us. 

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I had a little, erm, blip on Wednesday. I may have exhibited some unladylike ranting behaviour. Sorry about that. But I'm back stronger than ever, and embracing the advice that all my awesome Twitter friends were kind enough to give me: basically, as long you have a drink in one hand and a book in the other, you're going to have a good time on holiday. Truth.

Note that nobody suggested "a laptop balanced precariously on your lap" as being conducive to an enjoyable vacation. And with good reason. You know I love this blogging thing. I love writing, I love the opportunity to be creative, and above all I love the amazing community of intelligent, awesome women I have been lucky enough to stumble upon. But I'm not going to lie. It can be tiring. It can be time-consuming. It can be frustrating. None of which exactly screams "dream holiday".

All of which is a long-winded way of saying, I'm going to be taking a wee break. For the next three weeks, I will NOT be writing, I will NOT be tweeting, I will NOT be pinning, and I will probably not be commenting on or even reading your blogs. Well... okay, I might do a little bit of all of the above. But I won't be doing it all day, every day when I'm meant to be working.

But! But but but! Don't worry! You didn't think I was going to leave you with nothing to read for three whole weeks, did you? Of course not, I would never do that to you. And so, ladies (and gentlemen, I know there are at least two of you), allow me to unveil:

It's the Summer Love-In! Every day for the next three weeks, I will be introducing a guest post from a different person, be they a blogger, a reader, a friend or family member. I really wanted to mix it up and bring you posts from people who maybe don't blog at all or who are new to it, as well as posts from some established and kickass bloggers whose writing I admire (and ideally want to steal and pretend I wrote it).

There were no rules for the guest posts, other than a general "summer" theme, whatever summer means to each person. Unsurprisingly, the posts are diverse as the bloggers themselves, from a wise and thoughtful post on how to marry a doctor to the sweetest little poem, heartbreaking tales of growing up and a hilarious diatribe on the problem with shorts.

I hope to pop in from time to time to update you on my travails, I mean travels, and I haven't forgotten this month's Blog Love (hint: think San Fran), but in the meantime I'm counting on you to give these lovely ladies a hugely warm welcome and lots of nice comments (I'm looking at you, blurkers) - don't let me down!

I'll be back in July, hopefully tanned, well-rested and brimming with ideas, inspiration and more of the usual nonsense. See you on the flip side.

San Francisco poster, from $30, Heads of State

11 boats moored

  1. Have a most fabulous time, Kirsty! Am insanely envious, but that kind of goes without saying. And good luck with stepping away from the internet....


  2. Have a fabulous time! I second the drink in one hand and book in the other, hopefully in the sun by the sea or pool!

    We are off tomorrow and I cant wait either, I look forward to catching up with your guest posters while you are away!

  3. Have a wonderful time, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. I'm so jealous.

    I have recently started reading your blog - and LOVE all your musings. Look forward to reading the guest posts.

    Katie x (AOW Style SOS one)

  4. Have a fantastic time Kirsty, hope it's all fab. I've always wanted to visit West Coast USA so can't wait to hear all about it. Enjoy yourselves muchly!

  5. Hurrai for holidays have a wonderful time x

  6. You must be beside yourself with excitement! If this is what you can achieve pre-holiday, can you even imagine what you'll be able to achieve once rested, revived and full to bursting with frozen yoghurt and cinnabon?

    Have a wonderful, wonderful trip. You deserve it. And I am beside myself, quite frankly, about the ASM summer love-in! x

  7. Fear not niece the unusually nasty CA weather is gone! The shorts and flip flops are out and about!
    Safe travels and we'll see in the redwoods 'ere long.xx

  8. Can't wait to hear about your trip! Happy oyster-eating :)

  9. Have a wonderful vacation! I recently unplugged for a weekend & it was amazing. Enjoy~

  10. Pack the yellow skirt! And watch out for screen doors!

  11. have a wonderful trip! Please be safe, because I will be awaiting for your posts ;)

    Have you think about keeping a journal (or something similar) in your journey? In the end of the day you could write up whatever you please, but in paper that way when you arrive you will remember all you adventures and you will share with us =)


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