An update, or really a down date…..

So the build up to this trip continues to be anything but smooth.

I just wanted to post a quick update to let you know that our travelling party is down to four now.  Unfortunately, my Mum & Dad won’t be coming along as planned due to illness.

Last week they were away in France, and had to fly home early as my Mum was not well at all.  To cut a very long story short, she has since been admitted to hospital with what is suspected kidney stones, but no-one is sure of the diagnosis as yet.

We feel gutted for them, as they were so looking forward to going again, and it is a cruel twist of fate to suffer illnes in the few weeks of the year when holidays are planned.  It has put a bit of a dampner on the final few days of countdown, and it is hard to see the look of dissapointment and upset on their faces now that we are about to leave.

I know that they will want us to go and have a fab time, so we’ll try our best to not let this take anything away from the trip.  My Dad is busily filling out insurance forms, and hopefully he will get back the vast majority of what he has paid out.

With all the “stuff” that we’ve been through in the build up to this holiday it surely is now bound to be the best holiday to be had ever in the history of holidaydom!  Here’s hoping.

We’ve changed a bit of the plan in light of this, mainly the fact that we are now doing Airport parking rather than a mini bus, being only the four of us now.  I got a good deal (I think) with a meet and greet service at the Terminal kerbside for £44.  However, I had forgotten that we’d changed cars recently to much smaller models, and now we’ll be driving to the airport with kids and suitcases sellotaped to the roof.  I know I’ll have a seat though so all is well.

So there we are.  Surely that is it.  There can be nothing else in our way now.  I will just be so relieved to finally get going.

Watch out for the occasional update via the usual media, otherwise we’ll see you in September.  Onwards!

Till the next time…..

7 thoughts on “An update, or really a down date…..

  1. I hope that you all have a great time Craig. Can’t wait to read allllllllllllll about it 😉 Safe journey and I hope that your Mum makes a quick recovery x

  2. Sorry to hear about your mum and dad Craig. Perhaps you should bring your Dad back another “big nob” to make up for not going! Look forward to the trippie when you come back. If you have any plans to visit the Beach Club or Saratoga Springs would appreciate your views as we are debating between the two for five years time.

  3. so very sorry to hear about your mum’s illness. I really hope she recovers quickly. I hope this does not spoil your holiday as like you said, your mum would not want it to. Just think of it that you will now have to go back so your mum and dad can go with you as planned 🙂

  4. Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery Craig, hope your parents get over their disappointment quickly, and that you have the best holiday yet!!!

  5. Really sorry to hear about your poor mum and dad, wish her a speedy recovery. Let’s hope you now indeed have the smoothest bestest holiday ever. Have a great time Williams!

  6. Oh no, what a cruel blow. So sorry to hear about your Mum, I can only image how gutted you all must be having to leave them behind, only slightly less so than your poor parents must be feeling themselves. I wish your Mum a speedy recovery, your Dad the strength to get over the disappointment quickly, and the rest of you the best holiday ever – surely it must be?!!

    Looking forward to hearing all about it as always, even if there will be slightly less ‘neb’ than anticipated……


  7. Sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad Craig – they must be gutted as its obvious to anyone who’se read your reports how much they enjoy holidays with you guys. Hope Mom gets well soon and I hope you’ll have a fabulous time with just the four of you…. and Ryan of course!

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