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Go Greece Lightening?


A little play on words and another short but sweet post from me this week, as I welcome my hubby home from sea after almost a month and prepare to send my eldest (Miss 16) off on the trip of a lifetime to Greece this Friday with a small school group.


I’m an extremely anxious proud mother to say the least. Impressed that my daughter has saved the entire almost $5k to pay for the trip and spending money out of her earnings from her after school job but also anxious about being so far away from her. Especially when I’m told there will be lots of free time to go exploring on their own without teacher supervision.


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  • Food Corner

    She is so pretty and hope she will enjoy her trip much…

  • Dominique Goh

    She’s a really sweet girl. Hope she enjoys her school trip to Greece. My eldest is going on a school trip too but next month and they are going to Ho Chi Min City , Vietnam.

    • I’d love to visit Vietnam. I have a friend that has just returned and she had a great time.

  • I cannot believe that your daughter saved the amount herself – that’s amazing!

    • I know, I’m pretty impressed myself. We had just forked out a small fortune for her braces and weren’t in a position to pay for the trip ourselves.

  • Sweet Day

    I am impressed with your daughter too! 🙂 That is something I wish to cultivate with Little One too! I hope she would enjoy her school trip too!

  • Wow! she did very well to save all that on here own well done …she looks very pretty, nice photos 🙂

    I am sure she will enjoy her trip immensely 🙂

    Have a proudtastic week 🙂

  • Jessica Fiorillo

    Such precious shots – your daughter looks so pretty! 🙂
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

    • Happy WW to you too Jessica. Will be playing blog hop catch up later tonight and looking forward to casing your WW post.

  • How exciting for your girl. I went to Germany at 16 with my school and had the time of my life. She looks beautiful.

    • Thanks Rhonda. I’m sure she will be fine and have the time of her life. Wish I was going with her.

  • Beautiful!!! That color on her is so pretty!

  • Great photos, I do see why you are a proud mom!!! I love the color of her dress!!

    • Thanks Karren, we have a rare 2 days where the whole family is home, so going to make the most of it and have a bit of time offline. Will catch up with blog hopping over the weekend.

  • She is very pretty and I am sure very smart also. Does pictures are great, a trip on her own at 16 can be very stressing for the parents but sometimes we have to let them experience the world.

    You have build a base and now it’s time for her to keep building on top of that foundation.

    I wish her the best, to have fun and always be safe!!

    • Thanks Jay, I was just over casing and linking up on your blog but not sure my comment went through. Have a great week.

  • What gorgeous pictures!! And you are right to be proud, that is quite the achievement! Wish I was a good saver! Look forward to reading how her trip goes!

    • Thanks Zita, yes very proud and very nervous. I’m sure it will be a wonderful adventure for her. Wish I was going with her.

  • Way to go! She will definitely have the experience of a lifetime. And she saved up the money to pay for it all herself? No wonder you’re such a proud mom!

    • Yes all her own doing Diana. I would have loved to have helped but all our spare funds are paying off her $26k braces and jaw surgery which happens later this year.

      • Wow, that’s crazy! Can’t believe it is that expensive.

        • I know it’s the surgery that is the expensive part. The braces themselves were just a tad more expensive than the trip.

  • NanaHood

    She shows maturity by working for it! Good for her and good for you for raising such a hard working gal!

  • pioneerpat1

    Good for her. I hope she has a wonderful time. Happy for everybody.

  • Merlinda Little

    Awww pretty young lady! What an adventure too!

  • Beautiful daughter. I feel for you as I have “been there-done that” and have survived to tell the story…… and so will you! Happy Easter.

  • Alison

    She is such a gorgeous girl. She’ll have an amazing time, what an experience! And well done Miss 16 for saving up so much cash!

  • Good for her for earning her own money! It makes it so much more worth it. Prayers for her safe travel!

  • Mary Denman

    Your should be so proud of her. Greece….how cool! I grew up with Greek neighbors. I just loved them! She’ll have a great time! I hope we get to see some pics when she gets back!

    • You’ve just reminded me, I need to sort a camera and spare batteries, SD cards for her.

      • Mary Denman

        🙂 Get her a really big card. I have a 64 gig card and it’s wonderful to have! If she’s not taking her laptop, a big card will make it easy to have enough storage. I did that when I went to Poland and France. 🙂

        • Thanks, I might need to head out and purchase one. I was going to send her off with two but this makes more sense.

  • What a gorgeous photo and gosh doesn’t she look like you! WOW. A very special and clever girl you have there to raise all the money to get overseas, no wonder you are so proud!

    • I don’t remember looking so glamorous at her age. Yes rather proud. Wish I was going with her.

  • Lysa @ Welcome to My Circus

    That’s great that she earned the money for her trip. She is a beautiful young lady you have every reason to be incredibly proud of her! It sounds like an amazing opportunity and what a gorgeous place to visit. I’ve always wanted to visit Greece myself. I hope she has fun, but not too much fun (I am a Mom after all lol) on her trip and that her travels are safe!

    Wishing you a fabulous week and a very Happy Easter!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx

  • How exciting for her!! And such a big step for her parents! All the best to everyone and I wish a safe journey. xx

  • bettynz

    What wonderful times for you this week. Your daughter is gorgeous–her eyes are mesmerizing.

    • I’m actually really enjoying having all five us home for a couple of days.

  • Neda B

    Well that’s just awesome. Not only for saving the money but travelling at 16! So good to see the world and gain perspective! Love the bougainvillea too 😉

    • Thanks Neda, I think it’s pretty awesome too.

  • wow lucky girl! and so fantastic that she worked hard to get there 🙂 I remember going to Greece when I was a child, I would love to go back. She is going to love it!

    • I would love to join her. Not sure my daughter would want that but how cool would that be.

  • Gorgeous pictures. Sorry bit late to linking up. Is the link up Tuesday or Wednesday? Love the colour of Miss 16’s dress, hope she has a great trip.
    Jules x

    • Not late at all Julie. It’s worth casing Wednesday but I tend to hit publish early as I’m always playing catch up on Wednesday and a few of my favourites like to check in on Tuesday evening.

  • Jess

    Wow how lucky that she can visit Greece at 16, I would have killed for that opportunity so young. Hell, I’d kill to visit Greece now!

  • Life Images by Jill

    congratulations to your daughter for saving the cash to go on this trip. What a wonderful opportunity and how amazing it will be. I wish I had had the chance to travel young. You just need stay calm about it!
    Have a great week and thanks for the linkup.

    • Cool, calm and collective. That’s me to a tea, for now. Friday when Miss 16 flies out, might be different.

  • What a wonderful adventure this trip will be for your daughter! And well done to her for earning the money to pay for the trip herself! Very impressive! I hope she sends you regular texts and/or photos whilst she’s away to allay your anxiety!

    • I know, she has really done so well. I wish I was going with her.

  • ashleigh

    Happy Wednesday and thank you for hosting this great link up! Have a Happy Easter!

    I’d love for you to please come share and link up with me now {if you haven’t already…} at http://www.wrightsimply.com/2015/03/wordless-wednesday-linky-plus-easter-fun.html

    and everyone your great posts!!

    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  • momfever

    Your daughter looks great! I love the dress.

    • Thanks so much. I love the colour of the dress on her.

  • She looks so lovely and I’m sure she’ll be sensible. I’ll pray for her safety too. Take care and enjoy your time with your hubby!

    • The latest plane disaster tipped my anxiety into overdrive but I’m feeling more relaxed and rather envious at this point.

  • She looks stunning – what a wonderful adventure! I totally get the anxiety but you know she is going to have the trip of a lifetime! At least, you’ll have your mind on other things, now that hubster is home! Huzzah! It feels like that went really quick from this end, how was it from yours? Hope it’s a happy homecoming and a fond farewell xx

    • I wish I was going with her. As far as hubby away, it seems like it was only yesterday that he left now, but gosh it went super slow. Had a week if not more of barely coping, so really glad he is home.

  • She looks so much like you Raychael! How good is she saving the 5k herself. She deserves the trip after doing that.

    • Thanks Toni, I was just heading over to your blog to play catch up. I’ve been a tad distracted with hubby home.

  • She is absolutely beautiful! And I’m just wee bit jealous that she is going to Greece and I’m not! Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    • Thanks Mary. I’m rather envious of her trip as well. Really wish I could go with her.

  • Tonia Zemek

    Golly, your daughter is stunning! She’s obviously very hard working too – that’s an impressive achievement to save so much at such a young age. Hope she has a super, safe and serene trip. x

    • Thanks Tonia. I do worry that she has been focusing more on the money making side of things and her trip and less on her studies. Hopefully when she returns, the focus can change.

  • aquariann

    Your daughter is beautiful! I love that she matches the flower bush behind her. *fun and safe sparkles for her trip*

    • Thanks aquariann. I wish I was heading off with her.

  • Charlotte

    She looks beautiful! Thank you for your comment. Sorry my linky was ‘t working earlier. It is working now if you would like to link up. x

    • Thanks Charlotte. I’m on the mobile at the moment but will try and head back to link up later in the day. Almost 4am now and just off for my morning walk. Have a great day.

      • Charlotte

        That’s early! I am just going to bed. 🙂

  • merliyn

    your daughter looks gorgeous raych! that purple is beautiful on her! .. with matching flowers on the bush! … lovely!
    it is hard letting go! but it must be done! … I’m sure she is very sensible!
    lucky hubby is home for moral support and diversion!
    all the best and hope she has an ab/fab time! what an experience at her age!
    love m:)X

  • Lisa

    Your daughter will have an amazing time. Sounds like she has a great head on her shoulders!

  • What an amazing opportunity for her! I hope she has a wonderful time and that you don’t stress too much xx