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Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:37 pm
by Whirliegig
Just organising a summer holiday !

My friends family own a beautiful place in the south of France, with a pool and outside kitchen - and we've been invited to stay! I cant believe it - a summer holiday for the first time in six years - the kids will be so pleased - they can finally join in with all their friends talk about where they are going on holiday...

And its a fabulous house, in the wine region of France, which is heaven for OH - , oh Im so excited


And weve found free flights from Edinburgh - with Ryan Air - just pay taxes etc ( that mounts up - but the flight is free, i cant believe it!) thought we were going to have to travel to Birmingham for the 99p flights, but this is so much better as it gets into a nearer airport in France too...

Oh, I cant wait. :D :D :D

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Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:46 pm
by Socha
That's amazing!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful surprise for all of you... + count all the 'fun in anticipation' and you're in for a wonderful time....

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:23 pm
by martyn20
Sounds fantastic, something to look forward to

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:33 pm
by Whirliegig
exactly - the looking foward is part of the holiday

now I need to get the passports organised, buy some nice new summer clothes...

Ive been invited over to the place loads of times, but it always seemed such a difficult place to get to - i envisaged 3 days driving to get there, and witht eh kids that didnt appeal ( and then of course to get back too)

But she came round the other night ( shes just back form an ashram in India) and said oh please come...so we looked up flights - which id always discounted as being prohibitive - and suddenly found Rynaair doing these really cheap flights. from Edinburgh to the local airport over there - just couldnt get any better!

the problem is we wont have transport when we're there, but in a way, who cares - we'll get the local buses if we want to go to the beach, or visit other places. but its going to be so hot I think we'll just laze about at the house, in the village or along the canal...just stay local and really get to know the place.



the only slight worry I have is that normally they wont take children under twelve...and weve got four.

But technically we're guests of my friend, rather then her parents....

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:02 pm
by Raffles
Woooooooooooooooooooot!!!!

Tres Bien Whirls. :D :D

Pleased for ya.

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:03 pm
by SuzyQ
Looks like heaven Whirlie - enjoy! :)

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:05 pm
by Raffles
Nice to see you back on here Suzy. ;) :D

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:06 pm
by Whirliegig
Raffles wrote:Nice to see you back on here Suzy. ;) :D



thats exactly what i thought too Raffles...good to see you Suzy.

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:10 pm
by Raffles
Parlez vous francais Whirls?

Un soupcon?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:19 pm
by Whirliegig
Ive got Higher French - unused since then. :hmmm:

My plan is to encourage my eldest to do the talking - it'll be good practice for him, and impress his French teacher when he gets back !



and suddenly, Im reminded of this book

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which i always loved. not a childrens book at all.

Rumer Godden is an extraordinary story teller.


I suppose she is most well known for Black Narcissus, and another book about nuns - in this House of Brede, about personalities and power struggle in a closed community.

But all her books are wonderful, she is an amazingly beautiful writer. Her book the Battle of the Villa Fiorita, was considered quite scandalous and difficult when it was first published, about a wife and mother who has an affair

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm
by littlelawchick
Thats great news whirlie, I hope you have a lovely time!

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm
by Whirliegig
I found a picture of the pool and the outside kitchen. haha! I cant believe Im going there!

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Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:16 pm
by Socha
I'm seriously jealous.... looks like a little paradise Whirl... :)

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:57 pm
by smeggypants
Wow!

Looks like an amazing place! Nice one Whirls.

Hopw no one's eating while the following is playing.

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Nice to cya back Suzy!! :thumb: :cheers:

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:27 pm
by SuzyQ
Whirliegig wrote:
Raffles wrote:Nice to see you back on here Suzy. ;) :D



thats exactly what i thought too Raffles...good to see you Suzy.



Thanks both :)

Just think about that sunshine, amazing food and wine and great company - oh I am sooo jealous.

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:40 pm
by Whirliegig
Right now Ive got a bottle of Minervois ( which is the area), and a plate of green and black olives and roasted garlic from the local market...Im so lucky I cant believe it. really excited and looking forward to it

I going to take some books with me - and I might even get a chance to read them - the boys will be happy to be out and about/playing with my friend - who really is very special to them - she was at two of their births, and Ive got her lined up to be their mum, should anything ever happen to me. (OH understands full well that she will be his new wife..he's ok with it. :thumb: )

Oh Im such a lucky girlie...i cant believe Im going on holiday, and to such a great place!

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:45 pm
by Mike Strutter
Whirlie

Dead chuffed for you matey ...;)


would love to go Arles in Provence ..
if any forum member has a holiday home there ?????

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:59 pm
by pompey73
It looks lovely Whirlie, bet you can't wait! :hichic:

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:16 pm
by The_Hitman
Wow, that looks great.

Probably a bit too far for me to come and hang out this time though. (damn!!)

*waits for invite anyway*

Im going on holiday!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:58 pm
by whimsical oracle
it looks idyllic Whirlie :):