This Years Holidays?

lakaelo

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because of our puppies we will not having any longer holiday trip this year. maybe some short trip somewhere nearby but still not sure.

so what are your plans for holiday this year? any interesting spots just to make me / us envious lol
 

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Didn't think a lot about holidays, but I guess this is what I should expect.....

''Gebäude sanier'n, Straße reparier'n
Mitarbeiter schlagen weil mich jeden Tag blamier'n''
 
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This year we are looking at a week in Kent with my mum. Not too far to travel and still gives us the chance for a pre-Brexit incursion into France to stock up with beer (cellar was depleted after the during & post celebratory imbibing), cheese, etc.

In September we are thinking of a couple of weeks in Greece. Hopefully two weeks there should enable us to have some time there without the usual Wilson curse of awful weather and events. For those of you who don’t know we are cursed on holiday...

  • Went to North Carolina, had a close encounter with hurricane Isabel. No power, food etc for about 4 days
  • Death valley, one of the driest places on earth. We had rain.
  • Las Vegas - flash floods, casinos flooded, 60cm of water on the roads
  • Portugal, fantastic weather the week before and after (confirmed by friends in the same area), us? A week of torrential rain and storms with the only sun we saw on the day we left!
  • Went to Thailand. There was coup on the day we left!
There are more but they are the highlights.

But wait, there is more. Isobel won a holiday in Mauritius at the Grand Mauritan Hotel (including flights). They were amazing rooms, great staff and delicious food. But why did you say ‘were’ I hear you ask. Went out for a drive to the north of the island and this happened.


Are we cursed? Do you want us to visit your country?
 

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Well my first holiday this year starts in two days time on my yearly pilgrimage to France fishing for monster carp.
My record so far is 48.5 pound (22kg approx) still searching for the elusive 50 pounder. We hire the whole lake so that there is no one else there getting upset over our drunken antics, fine food, fine beer and a good laugh, big fish is a bonus.....Living the Dream for a week.
I dont even like fishing just going to get away from the wife moaning......Oops did I just say that out aloud. :whistle:
 

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Well my first holiday this year starts in two days time on my yearly pilgrimage to France fishing for monster carp.
My record so far is 48.5 pound (22kg approx) still searching for the elusive 50 pounder. We hire the whole lake so that there is no one else there getting upset over our drunken antics, fine food, fine beer and a good laugh, big fish is a bonus.....Living the Dream for a week.
I dont even like fishing just going to get away from the wife moaning......Oops did I just say that out aloud. :whistle:
lmao this really sound like you will having a good time. nevery was fishing but a lot of my friends doing this fishing trips and always it looks brilliant. :O
 

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I have never been fishing and never had the desire to go fishing - maybe have a fear of being mistaken for that 50lb carp (though you would need a much stronger line). However drunk and boats sound like fun and/or a potential disaster! :)
 

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** WARNING ** ** WARNING **
To all the Kent folk
Barricade your doors
Update your insurance
Alert the emergency services
Check fire extinguishers are working
The Wilsons are coming :LOL::ROFLMAO:
 

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** WARNING ** ** WARNING **
To all the Kent folk
Barricade your doors
Update your insurance
Alert the emergency services
Check fire extinguishers are working
The Wilsons are coming :LOL::ROFLMAO:

Once again someone posts something that makes me smile and laugh. :)

Not only that but we have reinforcements as my mum will also be with us!!!! Finally booked something - the barn below. Very nice inside and convenient for Eurotunnel for an incursion fo France for essential supplies.


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Exciting times.

Our holiday this year is the first one in 4 years.

So where are we going you may ask...
A 'log cabin' (plastic clad caravan) on a camp site one hour away from our house. It's a camp site next to a town we used to live in for a time, so it's familiar.
We're not too far from home in case Redd really hates the change in venue and has a breakdown.

This luxurious outing cost us a mere £1k for a week... no tequila included.

Marbella next year :cool:
 

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We were amzed at the difference between Kent and west country prices. Similar properties in the west were about £500 more. I know caravans have changed a lot since my parents had one - going to the loo involved a walk to the show block but it surprises me the prices people want for them.

I really hope you enjoy the holiday despite the possibility of the additional stress. Sometimes even a slightly different location makes thing feel different and that can be a break.
 
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Redd Tedd

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It's only West Bay (where they film Broadchurch). We go there for day trips sometimes for a change of scenery. So Redd knows the area which makes it better. Teddys just excited he gets to sleep in a 'tree house (y)
Like you say, it's the mental change of scenery that helps, more for us I suppose. This way I'm away from the office and get to switch off work for a week. It's the kids birthdays too and it's our last chance to take them away for it before they go into full time school in September. Then we enter 'fine zone' for taking them out of school time :eek::jawdrop::greedy:

Kent's is beautiful so hopefully you'll get some good weather and like you say, a short French incursion is always fun.

We sold our camper van a couple of years ago now and we miss going over there. We love Europe and the camp sites there. Always used the tunnel so we could stay with the dogs in the van the whole trip. We tended to spend a day or two either end in Kent just winding down.:)
 

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Never really explored Kent at all. It has been somewhere that we have wanted to visit for a while. There are plenty of places in the UK to visit that we haven’t explored properly yet. Whilst driving to Europe can take some time it does mean that you can take more home comforts with you. The day trip to france on Eurotunnel is £60 (a ferry would be about £160) and only takes about 50 minutes each way including check-in. Travelling by air can be such a pain and not always quicker. To visit my Mum takes a 7 hour drive but to fly would take about 6.5 hours door to door and be about £400 more expensive. We prefer self catering rentals as it means there aren’t the have to be up to get breakfast pressures you get in hotels. Coffee/tea and toast is fine for us though a hotel breakfast is appreciated. :) A holiday rental also means that you meet local people and enjoy less touristy restaurants and sights.

With us both being on pensions now we have to be more careful with holiday expenditures and until I can get my knee(s) fixed we are more limited in our exploration abilities. Isobel has definitely chilled since leaving work and I would rather have no holidays than see he suffer the stress that she was going through. September holidays used to be generally to the USA but to be honest we have been to most places we have wanted to see. With so many places in Europe to discover we will probably concentrate on that unless our lottery numbers come up.

With a lot of the stuff around the garden completed and just some decorating to do inside we should have time to enjoy day trips locally and a bit further afield.
 
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camping is fine and i playing with the thought for years now to make a trip with a motorhome. but first, we need a big one so the dogs can drive with us and this means also big charter fee. and second, this little toilets, i am scared to stick in there and or this lokus is sucked firmly at my ass and i need to break out there with the toilet at my ass and pants down. :cautious::eek::mad:
 
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camping is fine and i playing with the thought for years now to make a trip with a motorhome. but first, we need a big one so the dogs can drive with us and this means also big charter fee. and second, this little toilets, i am scared to stick in there and or this lokus is sucked firmly at my ass and i need to break out the with the toilett at my ass and pants down. :cautious::eek::mad:

This reminds me of a mate of mine. He had got an injured eye which went full Terminator mode - totally black and though he could see out of it he was advised not to drive. As he had to go somewhere, the cheapest way was by coach. So on the coach journey nature made him aware that he needed to go. Made his way to the loo, locked the door and started doing his business. The coach when over a bump which cause the body to flex and that enable the door to become unlocked and fly open. There he was sitting on the loo, trousers around his ankles and the whole of the coach staring straight at him!

So no matter how bad things sometimes have been I always think of that an know it could be a lot worse!