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to go to Australia for the weekend?!

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HufflepuffHarpy Sun 07-Jul-19 07:16:49

My best friend (male if relevant) is getting married in the autumn. I'm in the UK (where we both grew up) he now lives in Australia.

I desperately want to go to the wedding.

It will cost £1000 for the flight plus accomodation etc over there which is in no way small money.

I have 4DC so would be asking my parents (very hands on babysitters, have had them for me and DH to go on holiday etc) to have the DC (all under 10) while DH is at work.

I would leave on a thursday AM flight and get back tuesday pm. SO literally fly in for the wedding, the day after and then back home.

Am I being totally crazy to consider this?! (Haven't actually asked DH yet!!)

LikeDolphinsCanSwin Wed 10-Jul-19 14:14:04

Not specifically about OP, but flying long haul for a weekend presupposes that that will not be your only holiday flight that year whereas using up all your annual leave for a long haul holiday generally means that’s the only flight you’ll take.

If the OP was going for longer she would likely be taking her DH and 4 DC, ie 12 flights not 2.

MarshaBradyo Wed 10-Jul-19 14:23:16

Most families can’t cover that amount, and the op has stated their savings which is ok for her trip only, so she probably wouldn’t and demand wouldn’t go up.

DexyMidnight Wed 10-Jul-19 14:26:10

This is getting old now. Shall we have some more Jason Donovan stories?

LaurieMarlow Wed 10-Jul-19 14:40:26

What was the Jason Donovan story? Missed that shock

LadyBower Thu 11-Jul-19 21:06:00

OP - did you say somewhere upthread you used to date this guy?

(apologies if I'm getting threads mixed, I thought I read it but can't find it now).

HufflepuffHarpy Thu 11-Jul-19 21:39:21

ladybower in our teens briefly on and off. we are now in our 30s.

Whoops75 Thu 11-Jul-19 21:45:33


I think you’re selfish to consider it.
Too expensive
Too much hassle for others
I’d be slightly suspicious of your motives, seems very OTT

BIWI Thu 11-Jul-19 23:21:23

RTFT @Whoops75

Whoops75 Thu 11-Jul-19 23:41:39

I did, she’s going.
My opinion still stands

Jetting off across the world to see an old friend just before their wedding!! Think Julia Roberts started in that movie 🤔

IfItIsntYerManRobert Thu 11-Jul-19 23:52:52

Too expensive for whom?

Too much hassle for whom?

Not the OP or her supportive family, so who is some internet random to decide on that?

The OP's DH isn't suspicious of her motives, so...

LadyTiredWinterBottom2 Fri 12-Jul-19 13:45:50

It's your best friend. It doesn't matter if it's crazy, if he means that much to you, then do it!

Benjispruce Fri 12-Jul-19 16:59:07

Just be sure to wipe up your carbon footprint on your return.

ilovesouthlondon Tue 16-Jul-19 15:16:21

I love that JFDI!!!!! YOLO

Mackymacmacface Wed 17-Jul-19 10:48:43

My aussie mate living in London did the same flights as you are doing (to go to an AFL grand final). You won't have time to be jetlagged!! Enjoy the wedding smile and enjoy 24 hours on a plane without kids! Bliss!!

GiveMeAllTheGin8 Thu 29-Aug-19 12:08:10


KUGA Thu 29-Aug-19 12:55:28

I would rather take DH and DC on a fabulous family holiday TBH.

AdoreTheBeach Fri 30-Aug-19 05:54:11

My husband has done this for work - ONCE. Never again as the jet lag and overall tiredness from such a long journey and back again after just two days knocked him off kilter for a few weeks afterward.

Ifonlyhewouldrealise Sat 31-Aug-19 12:36:08


DexyMidnight Sun 08-Sep-19 20:26:08

Hi OP sorry to resurrect a zombie, I was going to PM you but if you're anything like me you'll never see it... Having just returned from a wedding in Ireland : wear a maxi dress! I had a long dress purely by coincidence but was so glad of it - my ankles were so puffy for 48 hours after grin

lovemenorca Sun 08-Dec-19 16:42:03

Did you go op?

Theyvallgone Tue 10-Dec-19 13:28:05

Just read the whole thread and want to know how it was!! :D

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