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How much money would you give?

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hercules1 Fri 24-Jul-09 18:00:45

Ds is going with a friend's family to france for 2 weeks on a caravan holiday. How much do you think I should offer to give to the family for his keep and for his spending money?

I don't want to give him too much so that he has a lot more than he needs (that would be annoying for them I'm sure) nor do I want them to have to supplement him.

hercules1 Fri 24-Jul-09 20:12:41


maryz Fri 24-Jul-09 23:00:05

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mumblechum Sat 25-Jul-09 01:05:22

Well, you said keep, not just spending money. DS went to a festival last weekend with his friend and his parents & I gave him £30 spending money and the mum £20 for BBQ stuff, so that's £25 a day but you could probably get away with £20 a day if you don't think they'll be eating out much.

nickschick Sat 25-Jul-09 01:09:21

If I were you Id ask the mum what she thinks is a reasonable amount probably she will suggest less than you think so you can say well im happy to give you x amount ....then just say with regards to the spending money how much will her ds have and give your son a similar amount plus ten pounds for ice creams for everyone one day and twenty pounds for emergency use only.

hercules1 Sat 25-Jul-09 09:01:57

Thanks for the good ideas. Very helpful. I really like the idea of buying a round of icecreams!

mumoverseas Tue 28-Jul-09 17:26:57

2 & 5 euros a day won't buy much in France now. We've just got back and the place we stayed charged 2.50 for an ice cream and 2.60 for a diet coke.

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