Holidays do the strangest things to me; a) I get nervous about relaxing, but when I finally do, I find it hard to get motivated again b) I can’t ever escape the writing bug.
I know Penny’s Wedding is a wedding blog, at least it should be, but I can’t help spilling out into everyday life too. It seems Penny’s Wedding is adapting into a bit of ‘Penny’s life’ but does it matter?
I recently had a well earned two week break but even on holiday I couldn’t help wondering about things and what might happen in the future. Lazing by a pool or beach gives you plenty of time to think, add a few cocktails here and there and you’ve got yourself away with the fairies (in a good way).
We were staying in quite a large hotel complex with entertainment every evening, admittedly most of it was a bit ropey but one evening we thought we’d give the circus act a chance. The acts were incredibly talented and left me feeling a little deflated that I don’t have a talent as such.
Sure I’m well educated, have a satisfying job and write/edit/market/direct Penny’s Wedding, not to mention a lovely home life, but I can’t help feeling that I should be doing more.
I’m always amazed at how many hotel staff are bilingual or trilingual. So, my dilemma is ‘Is English enough?’ I don’t think it is. Sure, almost every country speaks English but there is something so very special about speaking and understanding another language. I believe it is the epitome of intelligence.
So my lovely readers, as I was dragged onto a dance floor in front of hundreds of people by a newly open gay man singing ‘I am what I am’, I’ve decided to learn (or attempt) to speak Spanish.
Until next time, adios amigos!
Penelope x x