Well! I found out last night that I have the chance to go on an all expenses paid trip to Hong Kong next year…
It’s to do with the thermomix thing, of course. Every year the Australian company offers an overseas trip to people who meet sales targets the company sets. They have a target for singles and a target for those who want to bring their partners as well. (At last a reason to be glad I’m alone and unlikeable!!! It makes this challenge a bit easier!!)
When I first heard about this holiday giveaway I was pretty uninterested. I don’t want to take a week away from work, unpaid, while I’m saving like mad to get rid of the mortgage. But then my sister signed up to become a consultant…. it would be very fun to go away for a week with her. Ever since they moved down to the Peninsula we hardly see each other. I also have long service leave building up…. I want to use it for the UK and Europe in 2015 (*waves to Scott*) but if I’m out of debt by then I could afford to take some time off on half pay. Besides, I love to travel and I haven’t done much at all. Bali, Phuket and Singapore. That’s it. My own sons have been further afield than I have. (Well, two of them anyway, when they went to the US last year.)
So I’m thinking about it. Getting a little excited by the prospect, in fact. The company pays for airfares, accommodation and most meals, along with some tours and things. Given that I’m not much of a shopper at the best of times, this could be the cheapest overseas holiday I’m ever likely to have. In fact, the more I think about it it’d probably be a sin against all the Gods of Frugality if I didn’t go.
So I’m thinking about it….