By Lisa Heidke
Claudia Taylor's existence is a multitude. Her twenties and thirties appear to have disappeared in a haze of uninteresting place of work jobs, wrong shags, and superficial spending. Her most up-to-date catastrophe? An ill-advised fling. In an try and get a few viewpoint on her existence, Claudia jets off to wonderful Santorini together with her most sensible pals, Tara and Sophie. yet it isn't lengthy ahead of they're shaking their heads at a few of Claudia's shenanigans. in the meantime, Sophie and Tara are wrestling with their very own concerns. Sophie, a former high-flying profession lady, is being affected by being a stay-at-home mom and her husband's nasty ex-wife. Tara is unwell of her dead-end task and attempting to write a singular. Claudia's sizeable holiday is an hilarious novel approximately friendship, romance, laughter, and loyalty. it is also approximately 3 girl taking inventory in their lives—with a bit drunken karaoke thrown in to the combination. For Claudia and her associates, lifestyles shouldn't be an analogous after their much-needed vacation in paradise.
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Our two meagre rooms had no airconditioning, no fluffy white robes, no comfy beds and barely enough space to stand in, let alone unpack clothes and other personal items. So much for ‘Grecian decadence and splendour’ promised on the hotel internet site. After showering, I climbed into a crumpled denim skirt, white T-shirt and sandals with a four-centimetre heel. I don’t wear lower. Sensible shoes, like Tara’s Birkenstocks, were not my style, though I had to admit they did look comfortable and certainly wouldn’t pinch the toes the way my shoes did.
In fact, my massive debt was one of the reasons I was living with Tara. The other being that I’d had no other option when George and I had broken up. It was a long story, also a bit humiliating, and I didn’t want to think about that right now. But I had a plan. All going well, in two years’ time, maybe less if I got my spending under control, I’d be debt free. Of course I’d have to move on from my job as well. Clearly, I wouldn’t be able to stay there much longer. Even though I wasn’t in love with Marcus, well, not desperately in love, office dynamics would be very awkward, especially if Marcus found a new fling .
By the time I’d downed the coffee and finished off the baklava, my breathing had almost returned to normal and it dawned on me that I still had Marcus’s rotten envelope. So I called him. ‘Marcus, you sent me to a wasteland. Con wasn’t even there,’ I shouted into my mobile phone, only to realise it was after eleven o’clock at night in Brisbane and he was probably in bed. ‘Claudia, calm down. All I’ve asked in return for a two-week holiday is that you deliver some papers to Con and have him sign them.