Thursday, July 27, 2006

Holiday Time is here again!

Fabien and I used to go for short trips out of Singapore at a drop of a hat. A change of underwear, passport and credit cards was all we needed, and we loved last minute holidays. In line with the philosophy that we don't want our lives to change too much after Sophie's arrival, I agreed on a spur of a moment to a friend's proposal to join her for a week in Sicily.

It is time to bite the bullet and live out that philosophy, but I am nervous taking a lil baby from Turin to Rome, then change to a tiny charter flight to Trapani, and then a transfer to the port, and then a hydrofoil to the island of Favignana, and then (I dunno probably by mule!) to the villa (finally!). It is daunting how much more luggage having a baby on board entails. I almost laughed when I booked the ticket and read that airline will allow up to 5 kilos of free additional luggage per baby below 2 years. 99% of the suitcase space is already devoted to Sophie, and it sure aint 5 kg! You can't tell that something so small needs so much STUFF to be happy - here we are lounging at home..



I am considering a U-Haul truck. Of course there is no one to drive said truck because Fabien has to work so I am flying solo!

I am sure it is all going to be a beautiful adventure and utterly worth it.

Am rushing around like mad preparing the trip. Leaving on 2 Aug and returning on 9 Aug. WIll post the photos. when I come back!

update from Sophie as at 30 July




We thought we would leave some photos for Daddy to look at whilst we are on HOLIDAY ...

This is me and Daddy playing in the morning. He'll have much quieter mornings this week!

7 comments:

mini said...

hi sharon, enjoy your vacation :) being a mom and traveling alone is no mean feat but i'm sure you'll manage just fine since you have spunk!

promise to share photos!

rhys said...

Wowee! Enjoy the trip!

~e~ said...

i'm sure you'll have lotsa fun. take care! and use lotsa sunblock, esp. on Sophie.

Michael Low said...

You go girl!! I'm sure Sophie and you will have a great time. Sicily is lovely, but yes, lots of sunblock required....

Ex Night Queen said...

Hey that's a nice pic of you Sharon :-) And Sophie looks lovely, as usual :-) She has a happy face, like you.

glob said...

ai yo, she is so charmming, of course is about sophie. make sure she does not come back with sun burn. so no bikini or nude club, next time

Laetitia's mummy said...

You're definitely much more adventurous than me! Do tell how the trip went.

Heehee, the next time you're thinking of taking a solo trip with Sophie, do pop over here. This is an open invitation. You are welcome to take it up anytime. :-) Would love to have the both of you visiting us. You and Sophie can take Laetitia's room. ;-)