Holidays

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by ForzaWatford, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. samuihorn

    samuihorn Academy Graduate

    Just back from Algarve, took a chance with the quarantine situation & it worked out well.
    First time there, very impressed, possibly due it being fairly quiet. £98 return for two from the airport up the road.. Daughter (7) loved it, first time to a European beach holiday for her. She was 3 when we left Samui so doesn’t really remember it much.
     
  2. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Being Abta protected applies to your deposit too so should be able to reclaim back from them
     
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  3. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Escaping for a week in a tent ️ with the wife on the Norfolk coast...( storms have buggered off)...fish n chips on the beach tonight and some sort of cold beverage to wash them down


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  4. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Lovely !.
    We are off to Gt. Yarmouth tomorrow staying at Haven .
    Were supposed to be in Majorca but looking forward to the break
    by the sea.
     
  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The government are still telling us that it is too early to book holidays. However the last few weeks we had been looking for something in either Dorset, Devon or Cornwall and there's hardly anything available in July/August. In the end we found somewhere in Pembrokeshire and I put a £100 deposit down, I don't have to settle the balance until the end of May so we should know by then whether summer will take place.
     
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    About a fortnigtht ago we booked a caravan in Cornwall for a week in August. Since then the price of the same week in the same place has gone up by £300. Like you we've got until the end of May to decide whether to pay the balance or not so will wait and see. Gut feeling though is it should all be ok domestically. I wouldn't want to be banking on going abroad this summer though.
     
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  7. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    We booked about a week ago. I don't think that it's worth the hassle to arrange a European holiday this year, too many obstacles such as whether we'd end up in quarantine hotel on our return in case of a new variant, the EU may require proof of vaccine, etc. and that's before the chances of a fellow airline passenger having the disease and not bothering to isolate because they don't want to lose their holiday will be high enough to make it just a stupid idea to go outside the UK this summer.
     
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  8. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Our break in Spain was cancelled last year, and we "automatically" re-booked it for the same 2 weeks this July, but no flights yet.

    That's looking dodgy, particularly as neither of us would have had our 2nd vaccination by then so may not even be allowed in?
     
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I agree with that. Fortunately we'd already decided to stay in the UK this summer anyway, as we're spending a fair bit on our house at the moment, so there's no big disappointment for us. Plus we got 11 nights in Turkey last August (which we'd booked pre-pandemic) and so we're fully aware we've already been pretty lucky.
     
  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Last year we were lucky as in August 2019 we went to Peru we decided that we would stay in the UK in 2020. We booked our Devon & Dorset holidays for last August in October 2019.
     
  11. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Between mutations of the virus, whatever disparity there's going to be with vaccination rates, how the government assesses each country (red list etc), the logistics of vaccine passports, Brexit turbulence, resilience of travel/tour operators and obviously whatever laws apply here around travel etc I think you'll be doing well to get there. But fair play if it all works out!
     
  12. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I'd be very hesitant about going abroad at all, but especially to any country which wasn't in a travel corridor with us previously. Given our strategy has been to go all out with the vaccine, one mutant strain from abroad could compromise everything, so I think the government will be very wary about allowing foreign travel.

    I was incredibly lucky as I went to Barbados for Christmas however. I was in Tier 2 Bucks, and the news that it was jumping to Tier 4 that evening came through when we were on the runway about to take off (#notaninfluencer).

    I'd love to go back due to the very low number of cases and how seriously they take it, but reckon I'll have to 'slum it' in Cornwall this year or go on a Scottish road trip.
     
  13. We have trips carried over from last year to Czech Rep/Hungary in May, Finland at start of June and Thailand in Dec. I don't fancy our chances of any of those happening this year either. I expect the Govt will conclude that as long as they allow families away for the summer holidays of July & Aug we will all be happy. We avoid those months like the plague so no I won't be happy ! Might risk a break further afield in those months on the basis that the others won't come off.

    We have booked a week away in Cornwall in May too but even that looks pretty high risk at the moment.

    EDIT - We did manage to get to Tanzania last Feb just before Covid broke and got away to Dubai in Dec and Yorkshire in Sept so 2020 wasn't a complete write off holiday-wise.
     
  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    As I say, I'm going to Wales. With the rules devolved to each nation, there is a small risk that crossing the border could be an issue but as I said earlier, I have until the end of May to pay the rest.
     
  15. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I tend to agree, if it wasn't already booked from last summer, I wouldn't be booking it now. The problem is, I cannot remember the last time we had good weather for a pre-booked holiday in the UK, it just puts us off even trying.
     
  16. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I cancelled an Easter Norfolk trip as it seemed questionable and even if we could go, I didn't want to go if there was sod all open. I've since booked a trip to Filey at the end of May. We've also booked a trip to Lapland in December which I am praying still happens as my daughter is at a perfect age for it.
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yup. Definitely have to take what you get weather-wise when holidaying in this country. Plus compared with flying abroad and plonking ourselves down by the pool or on the beach while the kids run around, anything we do over here is always far less relaxing. We usually share the driving but it's still a pain.
     
  18. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Supposed to be going to Portugal for a wedding that was cancelled last year. Can't see it happening so have booked two weeks in Devon. In fairness I prefer this country in the summer plus we have a dog so it saves on dog sitting charges
     
  19. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Had been hoping I’d be able to get home this summer as my family haven’t been able to meet our youngest, given she was born late 2019, but that’s not looking likely.

    Looks like we’ll be heading to Florida instead.

    Goodness, I’d do just about anything for a pork pie, or a decent pint in a proper at this point.
     
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  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Or maybe a proper pint in a decent?
     
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  21. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    My last holiday was in 2009. And that was a week in Wales.

    I don't feel too sorry for these people crying they can't have their usual two, three and four holidays.
     
  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I thing this year we'll be summering* in the delightful Bois du Village sur la Colline.

    *And autumning, wintering and springing.
     
  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    When I was an ex-pat I 'sort of' missed home food but as the local British Council in Vilnius had a copy of this (and this) I could make them. Grigson's pork pie wasn't that difficult to make and as a result of making that first one I've haven't eaten a shop bought one in over 14 years. Same goes for mincemeat at Xmas.
     
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  24. Do you take pie and mincemeat orders ?
     
  25. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I take them (particularly the cash) but delivery of the final product is a very different matter - caveat emptor.
     
  26. nascot

    nascot First Team

    I will be booking a trip to Cornwall as soon as lockdown is lifted. Other than that I have trip to Ireland planned at the end of November for a marathon (which was cancelled in 2020) and hopefully a couple of England away games in the autumn to Hungary then Poland.
     
  27. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    We managed to book a week in Cornwall in school holidays for half the price we've paid in recent years for the same place, which I was very surprised about given we're probably not going to be allowed abroad.
     
  28. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    That would be enough to put anyone off going away again
     
  29. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    You've done well there. UK breaks seem to have gone up significantly in price from what I have seen. I love going to Hope Cove and Salcombe but all of our usual places we stay are fully booked for the dates we have looked at.
     
  30. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Will be in a tent some near a pub and a beach...hopefully in the steaming hot summer we’re due


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  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Has anyone ever stayed in a UK holiday camp? Specifically, Woolacombe Bay?

    Are they as horrendous as in my nightmares?
     
  32. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I think I'm staying there this summer. In a tent.
     
  33. No idea about camps but woolacombe always used to be a brilliant beach resort if you’ve got kids. Beaches in the area are unbeatable. I would think it’s probably hell on earth if you don’t.
     
  34. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I lived there for a few years in the mid-late 2000’s when I was a surf bum. Just across the street from Woolacombe Bay, actually. The village has some great pubs, and the beach is really nice.

    If you’re in a tent like @wfcmoog , good luck if it rains. Woolacombe Bay was one of the better holiday parks from drunken memories of various dwellings.

    Good pubs might be useless to you with COVID, but if the weather is nice and you like being on the beach, you’ll be alright. If not, you’re ****ed.
     
  35. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Ta mates. I am going to book it. If its shyte you owe me £450 (that's not even that cheap for 4 nights is it).
     

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