Just a very quick one for now - I will extend later. I am just on my way out to the travel agents to find out about flights to Dubrovnik and/or Montenegro.
Edited to add: I am confused - even more confused than I am normally. I went to the travel agents and got the relevant brochures for next year and then I spent a couple of hours trawling the Internet and have ended up getting nowhere. I have narrowed it down to 2 places one is a package deal in a large complex in the North of Croatia where there are lots of things like table tennis etc and we can get to Venice. The thing I don't understand is that it is significantly cheaper for us to get a 2 bedroom apt over a one bedroom apartment and its even cheaper still (by£400) if we get 2 separate 1 bedroom apartments which has completely thrown and annoyed me. I phoned up the tour company and the only explanation that they could give me was "Well you have 2 children with you" so it seems that "Thomson" now penalise you for taking your children on holiday even though they say that children under 16 will get a discount!!
The other one is a private cottage with a sea view and a pool in the South of Croatia run by a lovely lady who would pick us up from the airport free of charge, hire us a car when ever we wanted it and generally be very nice and helpful (I've been emailing her today). This one is also a LOT cheaper than the other one (even with the flights added) and has things like a washing machine, BBQ, garden etc etc that the other one doesn't have. The downside is that if I go with this one I am back to organising holidays by myself from scratch over the Internet and trying to match up flight dates with accommodation dates etc etc and I really wanted to have a year off from that. ARrrrrggghhhhhh !