Tuesday, 26 August 2008

O Dear

Kyle playing in a large O in Lake Huron.


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 !

12 comments:

angie said...

Like that O shot :o)

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing "O". Looks great fun. Why do holidays seem to pass so quickly :-(

'Fraid wev'e no sun here AGAIN today. There is something incredibly wrong with our weather and yes it does affect our moods.

Thanks so much for your comment re Sarah singing :-)

Bye for now . . . off to find a woolly jumper . . . and I am NOT kidding!

Sue :-)

etteY said...

Hi Rach! Fab O pic! your boy lOoks so cO_oL!

Igotmebabe said...

Brilliant shot Rach. I am sulking I wanna go to the travel agents :)

Shannon said...

Be still my beating heart...... SHE POSTS for HSMS???!!!!! Excuse my why I take my pulse!
Very great shot! You had to snap that just at the right moment!

Cheyne said...

Looks fun!! Wonderful O!

Sarah said...

Fantastic O! Hope you get your holiday sorted out, that's a lovely part of the world (well, it was when I was last there 18yrs ago!)

Mima said...

Can't quite believe that you are planning next year already, you are so organised, or is it just to have something to look forward to?

Great photo of Kyle, I am just imagining what sunshine looks like after a very rainy week in Wales!

Mima said...

Can't quite believe that you are planning next year already, you are so organised, or is it just to have something to look forward to?

Great photo of Kyle, I am just imagining what sunshine looks like after a very rainy week in Wales!

Jenn said...

What a great 'O'! Looks like he's having a blast!

Chris T said...

Great O & love that v - hope your mood lifts soon- comig back to this weather after such a fantastic holiday is bound to be depressing. The logic of travel companys belies belief!!

Stefi said...

hi great pic

how organised are u planning next summer!!!

have u had a look on owners direct .com

we've used them a few times its a fab serivce and most of the owners will get back to us ASAP and with the stste of the holiday market lots are willing to compromise so u get exacdtly what u want xxx