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Going on holiday for Christmas

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Belugagrad Tue 10-Sep-13 08:25:28

Will the place be decorated? I think a good activity when you arrive could be to decorate the house?

OldRoan Mon 09-Sep-13 19:34:30

How big are their presents? Could you take an extra suitcase with them n and keep it locked?

I agree to contacting local butcher and arranging an online delivery.

How near to the cabin do the owners live? Would they be able to accept deliveries on your behalf for an extra charge, and you could just order presents online and ship there?

Crutchlow35 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:25:01

Banchory forum on trip advisor?

Crutchlow35 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:24:34

There is a tesco superstore in Banchory so may be the click and collect thing they do for presents?

Butchers is called laidlaws of Banchory.

Crutchlow35 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:22:44

If it were me, I'd book a slot with the supermarket for delivery on 21st and get everything bar the meat you will need for the week delivered.

I'd then phone the local butchers in Banchory and order your bird for Christmas Day if that is what you are having. That should mean no need for a supermarket run at all. Local fruit and veg shop should be ok.

For the kids, you could have stuff delivered to the house bit you re relying on deliveries getting throu if there is snow.

purplepippin Mon 09-Sep-13 19:07:05

We are staying near Banchory and arrive on 21st Dec until 28th Dec.

upsetatschoolpickup Mon 09-Sep-13 17:24:10

Where about are you going to be to see if we can help with area etc?

When do you arrive?

purplepippin Mon 09-Sep-13 14:27:56

We have decided to spend christmas on our own this year and have booked a lovely log cabin in a forest in Scotland. Christmas is really important for us and I want to make the whole week really special and very Christmassy. But I am now beginning to worry about the logistics of ordering everything for Christmas dinner, getting all the dc presents there and keeping them hidden. If we were at home we would do the Santa train and panto and go and look at the lights etc. I have everything planned which I obviously can't do this year as we don't know what is near us and what the weather will be like. Has anyone else done this sort of holiday over Christmas ? How did it work out ? Should add we have 5 dc and the eldest is ASD so I need to try and have a plan for the week as he needs structure.

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