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Sorry about mentioning the "C" word!

Friday, September 24, 2010


I know, it's not weight related, and I know, it's only September, we shouldn't be mentioning yet the "C" word! But I'm really happy and I had to tell someone. I realised today that I didn't book my holiday in Italy for the beginning of next year. I went on and on in work the last few days asking for the days off because I had booked the tickets in May... and instead, I didn't!

So I went quickly to the websites for Ryanair and Easyjet and had a look at the prices... and MIRACLE! The prices for the tickets were still VERY cheap!

Thus, I booked my stay in Rome for New Year and because of the bank holidays and my day off, it comes out that I only "spend" 3.5 days holidays (which I am owed from this year) but I stay in Rome with mum and dad until Sunday the 9th of Jan, and it only cost me less than 65!

Besides, I was feeling really bad because I had booked my Dublin flight to return on Tuesday the 28th, when in reality I have a day off on Wednesdays now so I would have had one less day with DF and his family and I would have been here getting bored on my own. Instead, I checked the prices for the flights from Dublin to Stansted on the 29th of December (Wednesday) and I found out that the flight would cost me only 28 including Ryanair's awful fees! To think that just to AMEND my ticket for the 28th I would have needed to spend 35 in "administration charges"...

So I've kept the ticket for the 28th AND I got a new ticket for the 29th. This way I spent LESS money, it's crazy isn't it? It also means that whatever bad idea my bosses will have about Christmas, I will still be able to come back at a suitable day (for example, if they force me to work on that Wednesday, I can still use the ticket I booked for the 28th... I don't see why they should, but you can never know with my employer! :(). I know it's silly to return here on the 29th and work 30th and 31 to then fly to Italy on the 1st, but unfortunately I can't get all that time off at Christmas (see previous comments about my employer!) and at least I can take advantage of the best of the two things!

Overall, it cost me roughly 85 to go to Dublin for Christmas and 65 to go to Rome for the New Year. Hardly an expense you would think "worth" of a Christmas holiday :-)
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SCREWIE 9/25/2010 5:09AM

    Sounds like a lovely plan for Christmas and the new year!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 9/24/2010 2:58PM

    emoticon Still haven't made my holiday plans, and now you've got me thinking!

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