Okay, my post’s title is a tad tardy, to welcome in July…scorchio indeed!
Phew innit chuffin’ hot!! How’s everyone coping? Who’s got their ice jacket on?
I’m in/on me bed…can’t be bothered to get up and dressed, but I’ve had had a bed bath and clean nightie on, so I ain’t pongy!!
Now, to why my brains are frazzled…apart from the heat I mean?
Yesterday my carer who is accompanying me to Barcelona, said her partner had said he didn’t want her to go, following the wicked atrocity in Tunisia. Hey, I’d had a few wobbles mesen, but having paid out £1,390, I decided not to make a rash decision and googled the Home Office for advice. Vigilance is the order of the day, but no flight cancellations. Well there wouldn’t be, eh…not for as far off as September!!
I rang Enable, my holiday company and was told 'Spain is as safe as anywhere and if I do cancel, I would lose £800! To be honest I expected more!
Right…what do I do now? I thought.
I’ll take a look round the UK and see what might be an alternative I could afford. I looked a Spa hotels, country manors, highly rated seaside hotels…I was shocked at my findings…IF owt had vacancies that is. I tried York, Chester, Scarborough, Lancashire…No vacancies except for 1 at almost a grand…and for just 3 nights to boot!!! The word disabled threw all sorts of spanners into the works!
This morning, I tried mini cruises…again I struggled…there were cabins available BUT, yes, once the dreaded ‘D’ word was mentioned, nowt was available. I ‘pushed the boat out’ ( groan) and asked about upgrades from inside/outside cabins, to balcony staterooms, with wheelchair specs and phew… we were talking £670+.each!!! Hey, for 3 nights. I dunno how I managed to get such a good deal for next May…booking early, I guess.
Next we discussed 2 night cruises… it is a long schlep from Halifax to Southampton, but I folded and said OK.
Then I rang the accessible coaching company to book my places…but was told, ‘Sorry, we don’t do 2 nighters!’
Arrgghh! More brain pain!
I gave up, just as my carer was arriving and she saw my predicament.
We said ,‘Spain’s back on!’
Need a lie down now…oh, I am in bed, so that’s summat I CAN do, eh?
Love Polly x