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Summer Vacation....where are you going?

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 08:28 PM
Hey all of you...where are you off to for the summer? Okay I know all you guys in Argentina are having your winter...but as far as I can see your winter is as good as our summer in England....

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 08:30 PM
I am off to Strasbourg to see my Dad's family...and then Murcia (Spain)...to La Manga....some serious tennis and more serious sunbathing....maybe a bit of windsurfing.....I just started windsurfing last summer in the Canaries...but I am addicted to it..

Choupi
07-29-2005, 08:33 PM
You're coming very close to me Sophia. Do you stay in Strasbourg for long?

No vacations for me. Work in my house, like last year, and the previous one, and certainly the next ones! :) That's the price to pay when you buy an old house that you renovate all by yourself...

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 08:39 PM
Okay Choupi....well my parents have been in Strasbourg for a week...and I just decided to go tonight....I have a few problems here so its the best place for me.....I am flying out tomorrow morning and I intend to be there for at least a week....I have to see my Grandfather...he makes me laugh a lot so I will have a good time. I then come home here and get ready for Spain...and when I get back from Spain I have a new job to start....so its all go here....and thats good....btw....where are you living? could we meet up????

*Ljubica*
07-29-2005, 08:44 PM
None for me either :sad: I have my vacations in April/May for the European clay court season, and again in October for the tournaments in Madrid and Basel. Therefore, unlike most people, this high-Summer period is my busiest work time of the year - most of my colleagues are off with their children for the school holidays and I'm working 24/7 to cover for them - and of course, to earn lots of overtime and "flexi time" for when I do want time off! Luckily I am not particularly a "Summer" person - I don't like sun-bathing and I don't enjoy the heat so much - so I'm more than happy spendning this time of year in an air-conditioned office planning my next tennis trip :)

Choupi
07-29-2005, 08:44 PM
I live about 100kms from Strasbourg, western side. Near a town called Sarreguemines. That would be nice to meet up, yes.

*Ljubica*
07-29-2005, 08:47 PM
Okay Choupi....well my parents have been in Strasbourg for a week...and I just decided to go tonight....I have a few problems here so its the best place for me.....I am flying out tomorrow morning and I intend to be there for at least a week....I have to see my Grandfather...he makes me laugh a lot so I will have a good time. I then come home here and get ready for Spain...and when I get back from Spain I have a new job to start....so its all go here....and thats good....btw....where are you living? could we meet up????

Have a safe journey and a great time Sophie xxxxx :wavey:

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 08:52 PM
None for me either :sad: I have my vacations in April/May for the European clay court season, and again in October for the tournaments in Madrid and Basel. Therefore, unlike most people, this high-Summer period is my busiest work time of the year - most of my colleagues are off with their children for the school holidays and I'm working 24/7 to cover for them - and of course, to earn lots of overtime and "flexi time" for when I do want time off! Luckily I am not particularly a "Summer" person - I don't like sun-bathing and I don't enjoy the heat so much - so I'm more than happy spendning this time of year in an air-conditioned office planning my next tennis trip :)
Well I know what you do is great for those people with the kids...but I guess you do get to see a lot of tennis and for that I am very jealous!!! (you know it)...but I need the sun...and I am lucky....I may have the blue Italian eyes but I certainly inherited the Spanish skin...and I feel a lot better when the sun shines....so I can't wait to go to Spain...I need the sun badly....

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 08:56 PM
Have a safe journey and a great time Sophie xxxxx :wavey:

Thanks Rosie....I intend to..all my French cousins are my age....so we will have a blast....we always do....but I will be online....and who knows...I may bump into Paul-Henri Mathieu...it has happened before....you just need to know where to go ;) ( :lol: )

RogiFan88
07-29-2005, 09:01 PM
Only 5 little days in Montreal for the tournament so I hope to see David! ;)

RogiFan88
07-29-2005, 09:03 PM
Sophia, where in Spain are you going? I LOVE Spain!

Oops, just saw your post above... Murcia! I was in Valencia in November!

maratski
07-29-2005, 09:07 PM
Everyone have a great summer however you spend it! I've still got two weeks here in Morocco. Rogifan you know who to take pics of ;)

:wavey: :kiss: :hug:

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 09:12 PM
Sophia, where in Spain are you going? I LOVE Spain!

Oops, just saw your post above... Murcia! I was in Valencia in November!

Well My Mom's Dad is from Valencia so yeah I have been there a lot...but Murcia this year...we don't always go there...its more of a place where my parents go to play golf.....but my sister has LTA training....so its easier this year.....so I guess I will tag along....you know a free holiday...well a flight that cost me about 100 euros....its nothing....I just have to cope with living with my parents again for 2 weeks.....but hey...I can cope....tennis....a sunlounger, suncream, water and an iPod....my life is sorted!!!!

sigmagirl91
07-29-2005, 09:16 PM
Right now, for summer, I couldn't take classes, so I'm using the time to rest, work, and visit with family and friends. I've already been to North Carolina-although that was work-related. And my family is planning a trip to the state fair later in August before the end of summer. It's been good so far...
And I'm on vacation and go back to work on Monday. Not exactly looking forward to it, but it's work still.

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 09:23 PM
Right now, for summer, I couldn't take classes, so I'm using the time to rest, work, and visit with family and friends. I've already been to North Carolina-although that was work-related. And my family is planning a trip to the state fair later in August before the end of summer. It's been good so far...
And I'm on vacation and go back to work on Monday. Not exactly looking forward to it, but it's work still.

Oh Tiff you poor thing...I don't go back to work until September 1st....the joy of being a teacher in England (but we het the poor salary)...but obviously I do have prep work to do....but next term I am so much better off....I will teach my subject (history), Geography (coastal erosion....a piece of cake), ICT and games....all my kids will be future tennis stars!!!!!!!!!!!...oh and some swimming....along with the usual English, Maths and Science.....and of course I have been chosen to teach French (damn it).....

sigmagirl91
07-29-2005, 09:31 PM
Oh Tiff you poor thing...I don't go back to work until September 1st....the joy of being a teacher in England (but we het the poor salary)...but obviously I do have prep work to do....but next term I am so much better off....I will teach my subject (history), Geography (coastal erosion....a piece of cake), ICT and games....all my kids will be future tennis stars!!!!!!!!!!!...oh and some swimming....along with the usual English, Maths and Science.....and of course I have been chosen to teach French (damn it).....

Chosen to teach French, huh? Interesting.

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 09:33 PM
Chosen to teach French, huh? Interesting.

Well c'mon....basic french to small kids....I do speak French....so I think I'm okay...and if I have any problems I will just get my Dad in!!!!!!!

sigmagirl91
07-29-2005, 09:41 PM
Well c'mon....basic french to small kids....I do speak French....so I think I'm okay...and if I have any problems I will just get my Dad in!!!!!!!

It's cool!! Sounds like it's gonna be a good year for you.

sophia_c
07-29-2005, 09:48 PM
It's cool!! Sounds like it's gonna be a good year for you.
I certainly hope so!!

jazz_girl
07-30-2005, 12:47 AM
I don't take vacations in winter, so I'll have to wait for my summer vacations! Although, I'll probably go to a spa in November, though I still have to wait if I have to work at that time...

sigmagirl91
07-30-2005, 02:17 AM
I don't take vacations in winter, so I'll have to wait for my summer vacations! Although, I'll probably go to a spa in November, though I still have to wait if I have to work at that time...

Yeah...the work schedule...I know how that feels.

*Ljubica*
07-30-2005, 10:34 AM
Everyone have a great summer however you spend it! I've still got two weeks here in Morocco. Rogifan you know who to take pics of ;)

:wavey: :kiss: :hug:

Ilhame :hug: Nice to see you here and glad you're enjoying Morocco. Be safe and have fun :wavey: And remember to behave yourself with all those handsome men ;)

sophia_c
07-30-2005, 11:05 AM
Hi all :wavey: ...I'm in France now...I got here about 10am...so I have already experienced the coffee and pasteries with my Dad...however I do think I must keep away from them...I can't just have one..thats the problem :D ...okay...will check in from time to time...

*Ljubica*
07-30-2005, 11:43 AM
Hi all :wavey: ...I'm in France now...I got here about 10am...so I have already experienced the coffee and pasteries with my Dad...however I do think I must keep away from them...I can't just have one..thats the problem :D ...okay...will check in from time to time...

Glad you got their safely - as for the pastries - eat as many as you want girl -you're on holiday and you deserve to have fun :)

jazz_girl
07-30-2005, 11:47 AM
Have a great time in France Sophia!!! :)
And Ilhame, it's nice to see round here again :wavey:

sophia_c
07-30-2005, 09:09 PM
Have a great time in France Sophia!!! :)
And Ilhame, it's nice to see round here again :wavey:

Jime...so far I am having a great time...I have had long chats with my Dad...which I have missed recently....and I just had dinner with all the family....all 23 of us and my 85 year old Grandfather...we just watched Meet the Fockers (in French...he didn't understand it...I'm sure....well I hope not!!!!)....it was so funny...even if I didn't get everything...my French is by no means perfect...lets just say I could get by...and if I were here for a few weeks I would be fine...( I can't say the same for my Spanish)....it would take me months to get my Spanish up to speed....I am coming back to England on Wednesday night/Thursday....depends on how I feel...and what awaits me when I get back.....speak to you all soon....the weather is not perfect...I will have to wait until I get to Spain for that...its 36 degrees where I am going....I can't wait!!!....bye :wavey:

sigmagirl91
07-30-2005, 09:18 PM
Talk to you later, Soph.
Ilhame, it was nice seeing you around. Haven't talked to you in awhile. Wherever you are, be safe.

Choupi
07-30-2005, 09:20 PM
:wavey: Sophia! Enjoy your stay in Strasbourg. And the pastries, well, you're on holiday! :D As for the weather, it should get better from Monday on...keep the faith! ;)

sophia_c
07-30-2005, 09:42 PM
:wavey: Sophia! Enjoy your stay in Strasbourg. And the pastries, well, you're on holiday! :D As for the weather, it should get better from Monday on...keep the faith! ;)

I will Choupi...I am always upbeat about the weather...c'mon I am from england!!!!....tomorrow my sister will play in a local tennis tourament..and my Grandfather will actually go watch this one....which amazes me.....and the there is some big party here....I am very glad I'm here...otherwise I would have been at home in England by myself.....while all my friends are on holiday.. Ibiza...for most of them.... and not really my scene....I don't normally do the single European thing....if you know what I mean.........

jazz_girl
07-31-2005, 01:15 AM
That's great Sophie!!!! :)

And don't worry, once you get to Bs As I'll help you improve the language ;)

revolution
07-31-2005, 02:03 AM
I'm off to the sunny resort of North Wales for my vacation.

And even then I'm returning two days early so I watch my favourite football team on the Saturday.

sigmagirl91
07-31-2005, 02:03 AM
I want to plan a vacation soon-a short one, that is (like a weekend). I would love to get away before the weather changes.

sophia_c
07-31-2005, 10:58 AM
That's great Sophie!!!! :)

And don't worry, once you get to Bs As I'll help you improve the language ;)


Thanks Jime...that would be great..I am working hard on it now...but as always I could try harder....I'll work on it in Spain....that should help too...but I am sure being in Buenos Aires will be fine...I can always use my personal translater ;)

justClaudia
07-31-2005, 10:15 PM
Sophia have a wonderfull time :hug:

I just got back from Algarve, south part of my country.
The weather was great, the sea was perfect, and I already miss doing nothing all day.

Tomorow back to work :rolleyes:

sophia_c
08-01-2005, 02:15 PM
Sophia have a wonderfull time :hug:

I just got back from Algarve, south part of my country.
The weather was great, the sea was perfect, and I already miss doing nothing all day.

Tomorow back to work :rolleyes:

Hi Claudia :wavey: ..oh the Algarve is wonderful...I went to there with my family about five years ago...the marina is lovely and the fish restaurants are so good....

bovenbuuf
08-01-2005, 05:15 PM
no vacation for me now.. far to busy with work. Want to finish things first..

So well guess I will go around Sep/Oct and then probably to Italy. To meet up with friends

bovenbuuf
08-01-2005, 05:17 PM
Sophia have a wonderfull time :hug:

I just got back from Algarve, south part of my country.
The weather was great, the sea was perfect, and I already miss doing nothing all day.

Tomorow back to work :rolleyes:
well I also went to the Algarve when I was young.. all I remember is that I wanted to get some breakfast for my parents so I went to get that with my cousin and we got stuck in the elevator for more then 2 hours! That was also the last time we went there...

sigmagirl91
08-02-2005, 10:46 AM
I'm glad that everyone is having a great break. I just wish, from a work standpoint, I had that amount of time to take off for summer breaks. Maybe when I begin teaching?

sophia_c
08-02-2005, 06:18 PM
Hi...well I'm back in England...it was just meant to be a brief trip to see my Grandfather...omg...he had me doing all his jobs...paperwork...and shredding documents....he knows how organised I like to be...now you can actually walk into his study!!!...and I found lots of things from years ago...cards I made him when I was a kid...old school photos of me...lots of really nice things that he said I could have...now just 10 days until 38 degree sunshine in Spain...woohoo

sophia_c
08-02-2005, 06:18 PM
I'm glad that everyone is having a great break. I just wish, from a work standpoint, I had that amount of time to take off for summer breaks. Maybe when I begin teaching?

Yeah Tiff...get teaching...then you can have a nice long summer break :D

sigmagirl91
08-02-2005, 06:19 PM
Yeah Tiff...get teaching...then you can have a nice long summer break :D

:yeah: I think I'll apply for teaching jobs in 2006, when it gets close time for me to do student teaching.

justClaudia
08-02-2005, 09:19 PM
well I also went to the Algarve when I was young.. all I remember is that I wanted to get some breakfast for my parents so I went to get that with my cousin and we got stuck in the elevator for more then 2 hours! That was also the last time we went there...


Wow Jud..not the best memories you have from here! :lol:

That happened to me once as well,in Spain..I hate elevators ever since :p

bovenbuuf
08-06-2005, 07:56 AM
ah well maybe some day I will go back, but then still avoid the elevator ;)
If its still possible to go there.. what a lot of fire there in the woods, so sad to see all those bad things, and then also hearing that maybe its the work from people, and not nature it self...

justClaudia
08-06-2005, 09:40 PM
ah well maybe some day I will go back, but then still avoid the elevator ;)
If its still possible to go there.. what a lot of fire there in the woods, so sad to see all those bad things, and then also hearing that maybe its the work from people, and not nature it self...

Tell me about it Jud...

My country is beeing consumed by the fire.
It's horrible to watch it...a lot of ppl lost everything they have.
And the lack of water..it's a nightmare.

sophia_c
08-12-2005, 09:52 PM
:wavey: Hey all...I'm off to Spain tomorrow morning...nice early start...take care and cheer on David for the next two weeks....I'll catch up when I can....byeee

sigmagirl91
08-20-2005, 11:06 AM
You know? Too bad summer's almost over. It's time to go back to school.

Fedex
08-21-2005, 04:51 AM
I went to New York City a couple of weeks ago. It was fun, though getting around is quite difficult. The traffic there is a downright pain in the ass. Central Park is just enormous; I've been to NYC plenty of times before, but I guess I never realized how big Central Park really is. All in all, going to New York is always nice experience, but I would never choose to live there. Oh, and yeah, it was also a fun ride back home, as I was about 5 feet away from crashing into a live deer on the freeway. :)

sigmagirl91
08-21-2005, 11:05 AM
I went to New York City a couple of weeks ago. It was fun, though getting around is quite difficult. The traffic there is a downright pain in the ass. Central Park is just enormous; I've been to NYC plenty of times before, but I guess I never realized how big Central Park really is. All in all, going to New York is always nice experience, but I would never choose to live there. Oh, and yeah, it was also a fun ride back home, as I was about 5 feet away from crashing into a live deer on the freeway. :)

My word!! I hit one before, and I almost hit one on the interstate on my way to North Carolina this past June.