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Every year, about this time, I get depressed - it is my responsibility to book our family holiday & the pressure to get it right is immense

(19 Posts)
Katymac Tue 11-Aug-09 21:22:04

I absolutely hate it

I generally do OK - DH & DD are happy, but the whole performance is so stressful it is unbelievable

is there an easier way to do it (apart from staying at home?)

LadyMuck Tue 11-Aug-09 21:24:45

Just give us your requirements...grin

Or find a good independent travel agent who knows their stuff.

TheProfiteroleThief Tue 11-Aug-09 21:28:07

presumably you are booking for 2010, so good opportunity to get reccomendations

herbietea Tue 11-Aug-09 21:29:18

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Katymac Tue 11-Aug-09 21:34:41

No - it's for Christmas I book now because it is only by now that I know I can afford it (usually because I have paid off most of the CC from last year blush)

I finish work on 24th Dec & am back at work on Monday 4th Jan (at 7:30am)

I like food & sailing
DD likes sailing, windsurfing & cycling
DH likes food & cycling (& the odd bit of tennis)

We have done Egypt quite a lot but DH fancies something different hmm - I hate holiday searching

Bink Tue 11-Aug-09 21:36:24

What is it you hate?
Is it guessing what they will like?
Is it finding something at the right price?
Is it matching up the travelling with the accommodation and everything else?

Katymac Tue 11-Aug-09 21:39:42

It's the responsibility of it all - It's our only luxury (don't drink/go out etc)

It's fairly important for our health (DH benefits from winter sun, I have SAD & ME)

If it isn't right it spoils everything (which I know isn't true)

saggyhairyarse Tue 11-Aug-09 21:44:29

South Africa is good that time of year and no jet lag as an hour or two ahead, and it has all the things you want.

Or a Med cruise, surprisingly warm/hot whenever we have been in southern Spain at Christmas.

saggyhairyarse Tue 11-Aug-09 21:45:57

Sri Lanka also be good that time of year or India.

jkklpu Tue 11-Aug-09 21:46:44

wherever you go, make sure you get decent travel insurance - it's not the item to skimp on

Katymac Tue 11-Aug-09 21:51:03

I don't both DH & I have 'pre-existing conditions' so we go with Green be (I think it's called)

herbietea Tue 11-Aug-09 21:51:23

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Katymac Tue 11-Aug-09 22:09:22

Cape verdi looks lovely

Now I just need to sort out sailing & bike riding........I could really fancy that

janinlondon Wed 12-Aug-09 09:56:12

Have you looked at the new Neilson hotel in Kenya? Apparently the sailing is unrivalled and there are great cycling routes.

Katymac Wed 12-Aug-09 10:47:55

Yep - but the dr doesn't think DH would cope with the malaria meds on top of what he already takes & I can't have any inoculations due to having ME/CFS

I'm glad I checked before booking as I nearly did

I so want to go - which is probably making this years decision worse iyswim

janinlondon Wed 12-Aug-09 12:59:57

Oh - sorry Katymac - I did think it looked perfect for you, but of course the meds make all the difference. Something else will turn up.

janinlondon Wed 12-Aug-09 13:06:42

What about Sunsail Fuerteventura?

Katymac Wed 12-Aug-09 15:04:28

Looks fabulous & costs £6k <gulp> for a week

Katymac Wed 12-Aug-09 19:50:35

Just found this but unfortunately we can't take DD unless we hire the whole boat

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