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Where can I go on (desparatly needed & deserved)holiday?

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KatyMac · 09/07/2005 23:36

I work for 50 weeks a year.

I have a week in August (booked Southwold)

And a week (or just over) in December from 24th til the day before they go back to school 2nd (Tues - I think)

Would like reasonably warm, prepared to spend a bit


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Blu · 09/07/2005 23:40

canaries? you don't want to go anywhere long haul and involving jet lag for just over a week, I don't think.

KatyMac · 09/07/2005 23:44

We have been there twice and will go again - just wondered if there was anything else

DD wants to go to Africa - but I worry about the injections (not having them - but is it necessary to have them if we don't need to??)

DH wants a cruise in Jamaica

Everything I look at is booked

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KatyMac · 09/07/2005 23:58

I want to pay someone to do all the crap "find a holiday" stuff for me - it is absolutely cr*p

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Blu · 10/07/2005 00:01

South Africa? Long flight, but no jet lag.

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 00:02

Would that be a good place to go with DH - Jamaican?

Or am I paranoid and sad

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Blu · 10/07/2005 00:12

I think that's a good q to ask - and I don't know the answer as it's my brother who went,not me. But there has been a lot of tourism there in recent years.

Mauritius? Long flight, 4 hour time difference, very relaxed...v hot in Dec.

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 00:13

OOO I could facy that.....I'll go and look - it'll be gatwick tho' won't it

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Blu · 10/07/2005 00:17

More likely Heathrow. I think only BA, Air France and something like emirates go from the U.K
Are you looking for Stansted, preferably?

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 00:18

Norwich ideally - but Stansted/Luton/Heathrow would do......Gatwick is a nightmare

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KatyMac · 10/07/2005 00:31

I think I'll go to bed and start again tomorrow

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MaryP0p1 · 10/07/2005 08:21

Italy's lovely and there are flights from Standsted

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 09:06

How warm is Italy in December?

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seb1 · 10/07/2005 09:27

What about Dubai?

FIMAC1 · 10/07/2005 09:36

Florida? Sanibel and Captiva are superb, if not recommend Gulf coast of Florida generally or the Keys

toria77 · 10/07/2005 09:42

Cyprus will be very hot- some gorgeous beaches and lovely hotels- can recommend some if you like!!

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 18:54

Don't know anything about Dubai

Cyprus doesn't seem very warm

Eygpt has also been suggested

Hadn't thought of Florida

I hate choosing a holiday

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NotQuiteCockney · 10/07/2005 19:04

I've been to Cyprus in January, it was 20-25C I think. We really really loved it. Great food, very safe, nice beaches. But it's not right for you at that time of year if you want somewhere very hot.

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 19:08

On the BBC weather bit it says about 15.....hmmmm more investigation needed

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MrsDoolittle · 10/07/2005 19:11

Depends on what you are into.

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 19:13

sitting on a beach
eating well
quite like a gentle walk (enjoyed Maderia last year - but needed more for DD to do)
(not looking after oher peoples children)

Find tenerife very british

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MrsDoolittle · 10/07/2005 19:19

Mauritius - very romantic
Zanzibar - beautiful too

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 19:24

Love the idea of Zanzibar - but don't fancy giving DD all that medication

I'll have a look at Mauritius

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MrsDoolittle · 10/07/2005 19:30

The Galapagos??

KatyMac · 10/07/2005 19:41

The more I read about it the more I fancy Mauritius - but I can't find a co that will discuss avail in Dec.....botheration

It's also a long way to go - there's jetlag to consider.......

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NotQuiteCockney · 10/07/2005 19:44

Cyprus is quite British, in that there are a lot of Brits there, and it used to be a colony. (The stoplights are all British, v. odd.)

But there are Russians and Japanese, too.

There are plenty of places in the Caribbean that are nice ...

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