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Live chat with William Gray, award winning family travel journalist - Mon 7th July 1-2pm

(188 Posts)
CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Jul-08 10:04:55

Hello all,
Just to let you know that we'll be welcoming William Gray for a chat on all things family travel related on Monday July 7th between 1-2pm.

Will has been a travel journalist for over 15 years. He's travelled extensively with his children, Ellie & Joe - now 7, whilst researching his family travel guide Travel With Kids.

So if you're still undecided about your summer and are looking for something a bit different, or if you'd like to know the top 5 destinations at half term and if you'd take toddlers to South America/ india etc, then please come along.

If you can't make it on the day, please post your questions in advance here. Otherwise - see you on Monday.


billgray Fri 04-Jul-08 11:59:37

holland could be good-very flat.

like norfolk.

MarsLady Fri 04-Jul-08 12:00:30

So William: How about travelling alone with 5 children ranging between 4 and 16? Any suggestions (other than "stay home you fool!")grin

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:01:31

adn william why do no hotels cater for famileis more interesting that poxy 2 kids

and wy hsodul i psend £3k on a run of hhte mill sumer holiday in term time?

billgray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:02:43

marslady-i can reccommend a yurt in sunderland.

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:03:28

shite meant NOT in term time

OverMyDeadBody Fri 04-Jul-08 12:18:37

Yuo shouldn't Cod. Anyone who does is a fool, unless of course it is an exceptional summer holiday invloving travelling to many far flung places and lastig the entire six weeks grin

WilllamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:25:42

Take 'em to Butlins at Skegness

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:26:37

it was a vila wiht a shared pool in greece
away from tattooed oiks who seem to haev NO money to pay court fines but enough to go on holiday


themildmannneredjanitor Fri 04-Jul-08 12:27:40

was it mousses?
that is SO expensive.
looks dreamy but bloody hell!

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:28:29

no not eveen there
hodl on will find

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:30:32

here two weeks wiht flights for 5

billgray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:34:05

just takes you to the home page.

we were looking at doindg a villa and it waas just mad. wnded doing eurocampgrin

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:34:30

oh go to PAxoS
glyfada beach villas

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:35:11


billgray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:44:38

it does look quite fancy

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:45:14

i dont want a huge complesx

have i holiday aspirations beyond my class?wink

WiliamGrey Fri 04-Jul-08 12:46:39

this was dreamy

WilliamGray Fri 04-Jul-08 12:57:45


zephyrcat Fri 04-Jul-08 13:00:47

I went to William Gray school. I always wondered who he was. hmm

WiliamGrey Fri 04-Jul-08 13:00:53


WillGray Fri 04-Jul-08 13:27:34

I've got a cheap timeshare if anyone's interested?

HaventSleptForAYear Fri 04-Jul-08 14:34:49

Hey Marina - lay off Le Havre !

I'll have you know we are part of UNESCO heritage now grin

YellowBrickRoad Fri 04-Jul-08 14:55:25

I'm on a strict budget this summer and am already panicking at the prospect of 6 weeks with no-where to go. Any tips on some great UK or Europe based hols that won't break the bank, preferably where I can escape the crowds too!

Marina Fri 04-Jul-08 15:06:42

Havent - that is why we're stopping over there in Aug, to inspect the yogurt pots and break our journey at Le Vent de l'Ouest
I am hoping to be you live in Le Havre?

BetteNoire Fri 04-Jul-08 15:30:29

I will have August's child benefit for two children, and a family rail card.

Inspire me! wink

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