was interrupted by said 9 month old crying ( still crying) she is crawling now so am scared about her cooped up on plane, don't have the skycot thingy as it's a charter flight. dh is joining us, trying to change his flight so he at least either flies out or returns with us!!
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Halifax for August and part of Sept
except for the flying part there natch. my family are all over there, they haven't met dd2 yet! well, parents did but no one else. They are most excited (strangely enough) about dd1's accent and people listening to her talk!! I do wonder sometimes just how I ended up with a daugher that has this Enlish accent!
weesaidie - I travelled alone with dd when she was 15 months. the trick is to sit in an aisle seat and near some likely looking 6-12 yr olds. Some 11 yr old twin boys entertained dd for the whole trip.
Oh, trains are better, as the aisles are better. Wandering up and down is fine, you find friendly people who are bored, and have a fine old time. My DS1 is rampantly sociable, so we wander aisles a lot.
Halifax, eh? You must get some very confused reactions from Brits when you explain where you're from, nobody here has even heard of Halifax! They always say "oh, I've been to Canada", or "I'm thinking of going to Canada", and it's almost always BC. What is up with that?
We had a lovely holiday in NS a few years back, and I have relatives there, but I've never actually been to Halifax. No idea why.
Oh god I would just not do it by myself. We have just come back from Southern Spain and had the most horrendous experience. In fact I was going to do a thread warning people about the airline. Astraeus. TERRIBLE. My 3 year old got travel sick and vomited everywhere. The air hostesses were cows and just threw a pack at me and were never seen again. Requests for blankets and another drink were just ignored. My 11 month old cried the whole way as his ears hurt despite Calpol. Nightmare. The people in front stood up at the end and gave us real "you are a disgrace" looks. I was really upset and my DH was with me so there is no way I could have done it by myself. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE YOU ARE NOT WITH THIS AIRLINE!!
yes - no one knows Halifax. I sometimes use the Anne of Green Gables connection too, but I get even stranger looks if they've never read or heard of the books! I sometimes resort to saying ' Halifax - that's where all the dead were taken when the Titanic went down' but that\s a bit grim. We had a real heyday when the movie came out, lots of Japanese tourists coming to leave flowers at Jack's grave.
Funnily enough - was at a friend's place last week and her inlaws were visiting - did the 'where are you from' bit and they had vacationed in NS and PEI last summer!