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dd age 7 wants her Christmas present to be a night in a posh hotel and afternoon tea there, would you do it?

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Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Sat 24-Oct-09 19:12:54

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SorciereAnna Sat 24-Oct-09 19:20:08


By all means take her away to a hotel for a weekend somewhere culturally interesting, but don't spend £150 on a local hotel.

TheFoosa Sat 24-Oct-09 19:20:37

if I could afford it I would, my dd would love that too, so would I

TheFoosa Sat 24-Oct-09 19:21:05

oh, too many woulds in that post

GooberIsLockedInTheBootOfMyCar Sat 24-Oct-09 19:22:08

Take her to Travelodge for £9 a night and to a nice tearoom in the afternoon.
Bargainous indeed!!

AllGoneSouth Sat 24-Oct-09 19:23:13

It's all very nice and that but if you do this kind of thing when she's 7 what will she expecting when she's a teenager??

AllGoneSouth Sat 24-Oct-09 19:23:46


RealityBites Sat 24-Oct-09 19:24:15

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TheFoosa Sat 24-Oct-09 19:25:02

don't go to a travelodge, they are horrendous

TheFoosa Sat 24-Oct-09 19:26:10

this is where I want to stay

Earthstar Sat 24-Oct-09 19:27:05

Sounds great fun - do it!

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sat 24-Oct-09 19:29:13

If I could afford it I would.
I understand the reasoning behind the where do you go when they are teenagers thing but to me this is different than having 10 games consoles, digital cameras etc.

Like reality said it will be like living a princess dream and why spend £150 on plastic tat when you and her have the amazing chance to spend some girly time together watching dvd's maybe ordering room service and getting dressed up and having a lovely afternoon tea.

ALthough I maybe would ask her what her expectations were because I would be concerned that when she got there it would be very boring.
Does the hotel have a pool? That would be good too.

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Sat 24-Oct-09 19:30:12

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IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sat 24-Oct-09 19:32:54

Oh well then I don't think she will get bored at all do it and enjoy it.
And the teddy and dressing gown are lovely ideas oh yes definaetly a yes from me.
Where is the hotel I want to go. grin

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Sat 24-Oct-09 19:34:18

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Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Sat 24-Oct-09 19:35:53

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WailingGhoshe Sat 24-Oct-09 19:42:23

What about something from here as a compromise.

shockers Sat 24-Oct-09 19:45:30

TheFoosa.... looks gorgeous and a little bit Agatha Christie... can I come too?

shockers Sat 24-Oct-09 19:48:09

It will be a lovely memory of special time with her mum smile

TheFoosa Sat 24-Oct-09 19:51:49

I haven't a hope in hell of staying there grin

i do believe Agatha Christie wrote some of her novels there

OP, do it, your dd will love it and remember it for ages

Marne Sat 24-Oct-09 19:51:50

I would do it, i think its a great idea and she will remember it forever, as for her wanting to do it as a teenager, some teenagers wouldn't want to be seen out (in a hotel) with their mother (well i wouldn't have wanted to) so make the most of her wanting to spend time with you.

Miggsie Sat 24-Oct-09 19:56:19

What on earth are you going to do all evening in a hotel?

I die of boredom when I am away at hotels and can't wait to get home.

Quite like someone cooking me breakfast but I can't see a 7 year old being too thrilled over that...

QuintessentialShadowsOfDoom Sat 24-Oct-09 20:01:35

wow - now that is one great way of wasting £150.

DwayneDibbley Sat 24-Oct-09 20:04:26

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