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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

We're all going on a summer holiday, lah-di-dee!


I am dithering about where to go on holiday...

I know it's a luxury many can't afford.

But I feel I so need a rest after so rough a year, with losing my job and all.

We never took a holiday last year while we got Grizz ready for (and thankfully settled in) Uni, and so on.

Thing is, my redundancy money is burning a hole in my pocket (not really!), and my hubby's business trip to Frankfurt is not a holiday for him (while it is for me, a bit!), so we want to get away together to somewhere reasonably warm (we're both fair so we don't do scorchio!) in September...

We had wanted to do our 25th Wedding Anniversary some justice and I so wanted to see Venice, Florence and Rome, but GJ's old fallen arch pain means we'll have to put it off to another time, as he won't be able to pavement-pound his way around the churches and galleries I would love to see.

So, GJ really fancies Bulgaria.

I really don't! Memories of my parents recounting stories of their holiday there many years ago have quite put me off!

We don't want to do any long-haul flights... Not after the Dominican Republic holiday a few years back, (which was lovely and the people were gorgeous), but the Thomson flights were a bloody nightmare!

He won't do Turkey, Tunisia or Egypt...

Italy generally is looking too expensive with the collapse of the Euro (ditto Spain and Portugal). A friend who went to the Lakes earlier this year was telling me it cost around 90 Euros per night for food and wine - My eyes would surely melt at that price!!!

Malta is expensive and almost everything seems to be fully booked (we do rely upon Sleasyjet out of Newcastle Airport for when we're doing our own thang and avoiding the package touts...)

Plus, reading reviews on TripAdvisor is giving me the willies!

Where would you recommend, mes bloggy buds?!

I'm all ears, like this little lamb!

EDITED TO ADD: WITH SINCERE THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HINTS AND TIPS, MES CHERS AMIS - ALL STORED AWAY FOR THE FUTURE!

A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD AND, QUITE FRANKLY, SHEER DESPERATION - I'VE ALMOST TURNED INTO A BASKETBALL, I'VE SPENT SO LONG ON T'INTERNETS SANS MOVING, HAS MEANT THAT WE'RE OFF TO FUERTEVENTURA IN THE CANARIES.

...Not real canaries, I hope??!

p.s. Yes, I may have been shouting just then! I have been driven half-mad.

No, I know you wouldn't have noticed the difference!

4 comments:

Helga! said...

South East Asia?! It's very inexpensive once you're there,and you can go to lovely resorts if you don't want to wander around much!
xxx

Chairman Bill said...

We're doing St Agnes in the Scillies.

Scriptor Senex said...

Sorry - can't recommend anywhere. I'm one of those boring old so-and-sos who's never been outside the British Isles. Carlisle's pretty exotic to some of us!

Seriously, hope you find somewhere good and that you have a super time.

Vix said...

I've stuck to India for years as I can't afford Europe.
I was going to suggest Malta, I haven't been for years but I do love the place.
One of my friends is Czech and a couple of our mates went to her wedding last year and stayed just outside of Prague and said it was beautiful and very reasonable.
My brother's off to Budapest next month as the cost of living's very cheap there and there's loads to see, too. x

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