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Where would you go?

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Britney · 29/05/2004 15:56

I've been having a hard time with the kids recently and dh has suggested that I take a break from them for a while - i.e go on holiday alone! Only I can't decide if a) I want to (am I stupid?) or b) where to go or what to do? What would you do in my position?

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Ixel · 29/05/2004 16:01

Go! Anywhere! Seriously, how about a best friend to go with? Somewhere nostalgic, or just somewhere to flop and do nothing for a few days? What's the budget and time frame?

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Britney · 29/05/2004 16:08

Don't have a friend to go with - all got kids & busy husbands! No budget apparently (!!!) and he's provisionaly got next thursday & friday off, so soon!

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Britney · 29/05/2004 16:09

Re: the sun & reading books - who puts sun cream on your back?

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suzywong · 29/05/2004 16:11

I would go somewhere overlooking water, the sea or a lake, in a very good hotel with room service and a pool and a gym and an interesting small town close by.

So I could be peaceful and private and far far away from cbeebies and any drudgery.

Have you tried last minute . com?

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Ixel · 29/05/2004 16:22

The suncream is applied by any one of the dozens of men you flirt with, obviously. Looks like the Canaries if its a short break in the sun. But as for the UK, I'd go to Bath, Dublin, Crieff, or Tenby. Thats one option per country for you! Stratford is lovely, so's Shrewsbury. Or come and stay with me and sightsee the capital!!

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WideWebWitch · 29/05/2004 16:29

Oh god, I'd go a lovely pampering expensive hotel too. We stayed at Hotel du vin recently and it was wonderful. What about the Brighton one? There's a beach to walk on if you want to (no ice creams to buy unless you want one!); bookshops to browse; bars to sit in whilst enjoying a book/people watching/thinking with a coffee/glass of cold white wine...oh I'm so envious. Go!

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Tortington · 29/05/2004 17:31

if your on a budget try youth hostels. we have a lovely one in Arundel only a train ride away from brighton, chichester, the south downs and surrounding areas.

thinking about being on your own. their is a retreat organisation that organises peaceful retreats for peole and they organise painting classes and such - maybe worth a google

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Britney · 29/05/2004 19:04

Can't help feeling really selfish taking up his offer. Plenty of friends struggling with 2 young kids - why should I go away & have time to myself & live in luxury?

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baldrick · 29/05/2004 19:13

know exactly how you feel (find it hard to indulge myself above spending time with others.)...if you really feel like this could you perhaps have a long weekend at Centreparcs with a friend (at w/e) or one of your family members....everyone needs some me time....don't be so hard on yourself ...if you don't want to go alone then is there anyone you could go with???

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Earlybird · 29/05/2004 19:45

Britney - try not to feel guilty. You should be chuffed that you have a dh who is sensitive to your needs, and wants to make things better for you. Don't rob yourself of the pleasure of taking a break, and don't rob him of the pleasure of doing something lovely for you. You are one lucky lady to have such a considerate dh, so go off and enjoy yourself!

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CountessDracula · 29/05/2004 19:50

I would go to somewhere like Florence and just spend the time wandering around looking at the galleries/churches/architecture (oh and have a few pampery treats!)

If I was staying in the UK I would take the dog and go somewhere with great walking and stay in a really lovely B&B or pub I guess.

Or do you have a hobby? What about a cooking holiday or tennis or something like that. May be too expensive and hard to book at short notice.

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hmb · 29/05/2004 19:53

Dublin is great! Dh did the same for me when the kids were much smaller. I went with a girl friend and we had the most wonderful time. Dublin is small enough to walk about. The shopping is wonderful and there is tons of culture. The people are very friendly and the pubs don't make you feel threatned if you go in as single women. Close enough so that you don't 'waste' too much time in traveling.

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skerriesmum · 30/05/2004 22:52

Go to Paris, you'll find it dead cheap and it's the best place to walk around on your own. So much to do/see/buy! I had four days there in March without ds and it was amazing.

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skerriesmum · 30/05/2004 22:53

Glad to know you liked Dublin so much hmb!

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Britney · 01/06/2004 20:09

After much deliberation & hours on the internet finding flights & decent hotels, I'm off to New York on Thursday for 3 nights! I'm sooooooo excited !!!!

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suzywong · 01/06/2004 20:09

Cool!

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Tinker · 01/06/2004 20:09

Blimey, so would I be. Hope you have a fantastic time!

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