#1. I'm afraid to fly. Big time! An hour flight to the Gold Coast or Melbourne is about all I can handle and I don't handle it well. There's plenty of tears and screaming at my husband who persistently asks tormenting questions like 'Did you hear that bang?', 'Can you smell smoke?' and 'What was that? I think an engine just failed. Don't worry, a plane can fly on one engine, I saw it on Air Crash Investigation'. Yeah, I'm not in a hurry to ever sit next to him on a plane again!
#2. The world is a scary place right now. Ok, well it probably always has been but it just seems like whenever you turn on the news these days it's all bad news - everywhere. Whether it's terrorism or natural disasters, it's making me wanna stay put.
#3. I'm self employed. Although working for myself gives me plenty of freedom like being able to attend anything school related for my kids, going on an overseas trip is pretty much out of the question. Don't feel bad for me though, I'd never trade being able to attend all my kid's sports/swimming carnivals or book week parades for an overseas trip. Plus we only live 10 minutes from the beach, a few trips there during the summer holidays and we feel like we're on vacation anyway.
But I'm guessing that unlike me there are many of you who aren't opposed to entering holiday giveaways, right? So here are a few current ones that I've found.................