Saturday, 31 July 2010

If you need a little time out...

Perhaps the kids are screaming. Perhaps the school holidays have barely started and already you're losing your grip on sanity. Perhaps holidays never actually feel like a holiday for you. If this is you, then I invite you to spend 2 minutes watching the video below (a link as I cannot figure out how to put the YouTube clip direct into the blog post).

You may have seen it on my http://www.moretolifethanlaundry.com/ blog but given how rarely I update it these days, I doubt many people amble over there anymore. So I thought I'd put it on here too so that all those stressed out mums who wish they could just escape on their own for a little while can see that you actually can!

In case you're not familiar with what it's about, last year I decided that I needed time to do something for me. The hamster wheel of work, kids, house, chores felt stifling and I just wanted the chance to do something a bit different and entirely for me. So instead of popping down to the spa for a pamper day as any normal person might do, I spent six weeks sailing across the Atlantic in part of an around the world yacht race.

This video is a short snap shot of what it was like. I'm not the best video editor but the fact that I've managed to make a video at all is fairly remarkable given my technological ineptitude.

So grab a glass of wine, put the volume up on your PC and watch.  And yes, it's me on the helm!

My Clipper Experience

Incidentally, I'm off tomorrow for a two week family holiday involving boats again, only this time I'll have my boys sailing with me. Get you when I'm back!

10 comments:

Suzannah said...

Thank you! Lovely to escape for a few moments. Its 3 yrs since our last sailing hol (daughter arrived, and now number 2 on its way) and I cannot wait till the little ones are big enough for their 1st life jackets. My very favourite kind of holiday (although I'm guessing your trip kinda falls outside the 'holiday' genre..!)
Beautiful x

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More than Just a Mother said...

Absolutely incredible x

Metropolitan Mum said...

Now I really want to go, too. Well, at least I can follow your recommendation and get myself a glass of wine.

home office said...

I like this place it is so beautiful. please share more information about this place and i also want to go there with my family and specially I'll go there with my children.

Maxabella said...

That's fabulous! What an amazing thing to do... sure beats a pamper day! I really liked your choice of music on the video - I felt like I was flying right next to you.

I popped over from Sticky Finger's blog and I'm so glad I did. You seem like an amazing person and I'll enjoy following your adventures. x

Iota said...

Even just looking at that photo is enough to take me out of myself.

David Mc said...

Ummm. Wow.

angelsandurchinsblog said...

How did it go? Anything like hitting the ocean wave by yourself?

Modern Military Mother said...

I used to work for Clipper Ventures Plc - I worked on the Velux 5 Oceans. Glad you loved your Atlantic trip. Sailing is so good for the soul!