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31 July 2016 @ 12:13 am
It's one minute past midnight...  
...which means that it's now exactly 312 days until I get on a plane and fly to the UK. Finally did it today - booked my return tickets, business class if you please (thank you frequent flyer points!) for what we're calling B & D's Final Hurrah (part one). No, not Bodie and Doyle (sadly) but my sister and me. Realising that once we're retired there won't be money for grand tours, so we'd better get as much in now as we can.

We've talked about this ever since we got back from our first foray together, in 2010, so it's been a while in the making. We're including a cruise in the trip, too. Originally we were wanting a Viking cruise that went from Bergen to Istanbul but the sailing dates for next year have been cancelled. I don't see why the fact that three of the ports of call were in DFAT No-Go zones is enough to cancel a cruise, but there you go. *g*. The one we've selected now is shorter, at seven nights, and sails from Southampton to Copenghagen via Belgium, Holland, Germany and Sweden. I can see we'll need to rewatch Danny Kaye's Hans Christian Anderson, just to get in the right frame of mind for our destination.

I can barely sit still I'm that excited, and my sister is already making lists of clothing to take. The countdown has begun!
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nerthus: pic#125224255nerthus on July 30th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
Sounds like such fun! I daydream wistfully about someday going on a mother/daughter trip with my youngest, but it will never happen because I have to take care 24/7 of my other, special needs daughter and there's no one else to look after her for the amount of time a proper trip with my youngest would entail. So I just enjoy vicariously other peoples' vacations and try not to dwell on regrets of not having that 'dream' vacation my youngest and I used to daydream about together.
miwahni: UK fish spankingmiwahni on August 2nd, 2016 11:44 am (UTC)
Oh I'm sorry... hopefully one day circumstances will allow you that dream trip.