The Holiday of a Lifetime


Tells of an elderly couple who realise their dream of travel – a return to London where they were born. John, the husband, dies there and the wife, Sally , has his body cremated and continues her travels, rationalising that John would not have wanted to waste the money they have spent to go on their Holiday of a Lifetime.

She scatters half his ashes in the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens as he had instructed her, and takes the other half of the ashes in a talc tin up the Eiffel Tower , on a trip to the Greek Islands , and eventually brings the ashes home to Australia with her. The story is funny and sad.