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09 Jul 12 #342161 by fairylandtime
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Hi all

Should be greatful for this but am just sad .... Basically after the divorce, am left only able to hold my head up financially at the moment.

Would love to go on hols with my kids but cannot see how I can even afford a caravan holiday in the uk (forgetting about the weather etc). Well youngest has been offered a week with his friend by the coast, only needs spending money.

I am really glad that this means he will get a holiday, is with friends etc etc & it helps me out work wise etc ... but really sad that I cannot afford to give him a holiday myself or go on holiday with me :(

Haven''t been away (even for a day) since the split cos there just isn''t the money.

Sorry for the moan I should be happy for him but am just sad.

JJx

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09 Jul 12 #342163 by jslgb
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I know the feeling JJ!

Have you thought about looking into the £9.50 holidays in the sun newspaper? I''m not sure when they run again but i''ve taken my daughter on a few before the separation and we all enjoyed them. They tend to work out around £70 for either friday to monday or monday to friday. Definitely worth a look. If we werent going with my mum this year i doubt we would get a holiday!

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09 Jul 12 #342170 by fairylandtime
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Thanks jslgb

I work in a sch so have to go in the sch hols which is difficult, I have seen these hols but don''t get myself organised enough & should do really.

We had a hol (sort of) planned this year, it was a week where we could of just gone, but I havent got my passport sorted & really need to save a bit more before we can truley afford a hol.

Have 2 very different teenagers, who want very different things & I''m stuck in the middle of this, was thinking of going with my mum, but tbh she organises us to the enth degree (which is nice to a point for me) but can make a holiday hard work with the kids.

Just moping a bit really, was thinking we may try Oct h/t or Xmas (before main hols which are shared).

Thanks again JJx

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09 Jul 12 #342171 by jslgb
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Definitely worth a look though, they do them in the school hols too and i think they will be running them for the october half term soon. Failing that, have a look on ebay for private caravans to rent xx

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09 Jul 12 #342173 by fairylandtime
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Thanks

Will give it a go

JJx

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10 Jul 12 #342210 by missguided
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Hi Fairy

I completely understand why you would feel this way.

But please rest assured that your son doesnt think badly of you, and that whilst holidays are lovely the most important thing is love, it costs nothing and no doubt you shower him in it.

Please keep you chin up, sending you hugs

Missguided x

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10 Jul 12 #342223 by Bobbinalong
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fairy, not sure this is below what you would do, but have you thought of camping? even for a short while.
If you hunt on the internet there are loads of places to go cheaply?
You can also go to places where there is a variety of stuff to do.
I have both a end and a caravan and take my kids in each throughout the year.
You can pay a lot per night, over £30, but there are places to be found which are less.
I guess it depends on your kids and what they want to do, but could be a great adventure.
keep it minimalist, you don''t need a trailer full of kit.
You can get tents off ebay for very little and that way if they get damaged of leak etc, its not a bit outlay to be wasted.
Took the kids to shell island last year, its a fab place open space and sea, cafe etc, there is also a little camp site i intend to go to in gloucestershire next to their own lake, they have a waterspouts centre and assorts going on, have a look
www.croftfarmleisure.co.uk/
it might not be what you want to do, camping, but believe me you will get help from other people, its a new lifestyle, hobby, I always have respect for mums that go camping or even caravanning.
sometimes not easy but the kids have memories they treasure for years.

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