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Old 03-02-2010, 06:13 AM   #31
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31 days to go!!!

Even DF is getting excited now

I've organised the travel money through FairFX - our cash dollars arrived today, the card is on order and should arrive in a week or so, and the rest of the money I can either load onto the card while there, or just use my normal credit card and pay it off when we come home.

The birthday fairy left me some things I was wanting to get before we go, and some money to get the rest, I'm a lucky girl.

The mousekeeping envelopes are printed out and cut up, and stuck together - DS12 and I spent a fun afternoon doing that!

Room request has been made through Virgin, and a new invoice is winging it's way to me with that included

Taxi TO the airport is booked, taxi FROM the airport for when we come home is still to be booked, but DF is on the case.

And we've just about got all the paperwork sorted that we might need for taking kids with us who aren't mine.

My spray tan is booked for the evening before we leave! Being a Scots lass, I'm rather pale... and prefer to be even just a little bit tanned before the legs appear in shorts for the first time in about 5 years!

NEARLY THERE!!!!

Just waiting for a few things to be delivered in the post.

Suitcases are in the study, with a few bits in them already, and packing list is written, and up on the wall. And I keep remembering things and adding to it! It's a good job I don't pack at the last minute, there's no way I'd take everything I needed.

I'm just itching to go now... it's soooooooooo close, but still so far away...

Cheers for now,
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:10 AM   #32
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I've just caught up with this. Congratulations on your engagement. I loved all of your excitement in the build up to your trip - 1 month to go!!!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:43 AM   #33
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Thanks everyone for reading, and posting such lovely comments!

Thought I would share a phone conversation which DF recounted to me last night...
He was booking the taxi from the airport when we get home. (Some of the boring bits are missed out)

Lovely taxi lady - Hello, *** taxis, how can I help?
DF - I would like to book a taxi from Glasgow Airport on our return from holiday? I sent you an email last week for a quote.
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, I have that here, and the quote should be about right. What time is your flight landing?
DF - 09.35
Lovely taxi lady - OK, and what's the flight number?
DF - VS***
Lovely taxi lady - thanks, that's great. And where are you going?
DF - Disney World.
Lovely taxi lady - sounds fantastic, but I doubt we'd be able to get you there by taxi... I meant where would you like us to take you when you land at Glasgow Airport again?
DF (with much embarrassment) - Oh, sorry... *** via ***
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, that's a bit easier than Disney. That's you all booked, I'll text you the details, and just call us when your plane lands and we'll make sure your taxi will be waiting for you.


ROFL!!! Looks like DF is catching the Disney bug and he's not even been yet The pixie dust is working

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Old 03-15-2010, 03:30 AM   #34
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18 SLEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

... and believe it or not, I think I'm organised!!

I think we've bought everything we need to, paperwork and official bits all sorted, money sorted (apart from putting a bit more on the FairFx card just before we go), and I'm half packed... DF and DSx2 will start to pack this coming weekend.

Just waiting for things to be delivered:-
Plan of attack from Simon and Susan
Park tickets
Virgin travel documents

It's got to that stage where it's so close I can FEEL it... but there isn't much more I can do until the final pack just before we go.

I just need to sit and wait. Which is impossible!

Right. Off to check the WDW weather. Again.

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #35
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11 sleeps.....

And I'm going to call Virgin to ask where my travel documents are, and Air Miles to ask where my park tickets are...

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Old 03-22-2010, 08:39 AM   #36
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yay not long to go

Im would be so excited like you and really nervous too.
Hope your tickets come soon.xxxx

Sounds like youve got some great plans, cant wait to here all about it when you get back.xxx
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #37
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Called both Virgin and Air Miles yesterday...

Got a nice Indian gentleman at Virgin who informed me that the tickets had not been sent... but that he would request that they were sent 1st class that day, and if I hadn't got them by Friday to call again...
I was fully expecting to have to chase again, but they arrived today! my other half called to tell me that it was all there, the whole package, dated yesterday.
for Virgin!!

Air Miles were helpful too, their supplier apparently sends the tickets to them special delivery 7-10 days before departure, then they send them to me by special delivery and call me to tell me they're coming... Not got anything from them yet, but fully prepared to rattle their cage again on Friday if I need to.

TEN SLEEPS!!!!
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I can't believe the time is almost here!

Your excitement is certainly contagious! I want to go!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful time and ENJOY!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #39
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Thanks everyone for reading, and posting such lovely comments!

Thought I would share a phone conversation which DF recounted to me last night...
He was booking the taxi from the airport when we get home. (Some of the boring bits are missed out)

Lovely taxi lady - Hello, *** taxis, how can I help?
DF - I would like to book a taxi from Glasgow Airport on our return from holiday? I sent you an email last week for a quote.
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, I have that here, and the quote should be about right. What time is your flight landing?
DF - 09.35
Lovely taxi lady - OK, and what's the flight number?
DF - VS***
Lovely taxi lady - thanks, that's great. And where are you going?
DF - Disney World.
Lovely taxi lady - sounds fantastic, but I doubt we'd be able to get you there by taxi... I meant where would you like us to take you when you land at Glasgow Airport again?
DF (with much embarrassment) - Oh, sorry... *** via ***
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, that's a bit easier than Disney. That's you all booked, I'll text you the details, and just call us when your plane lands and we'll make sure your taxi will be waiting for you.


ROFL!!! Looks like DF is catching the Disney bug and he's not even been yet The pixie dust is working

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That actually made me choke on my drink as i was laughing so much, love it!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:26 AM   #40
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That actually made me choke on my drink as i was laughing so much, love it!!
thanks Claire!

8 days to go now....

STILL waiting for the park tickets though WHY OH WHY OH WHY do companies leave it SO close to your departure date to send things out? I ordered and paid for them on the 12th of January!
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:22 PM   #41
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2 SLEEPS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I'm all ready...
All packed
All documents in a folder, and copied (twice), and scanned.
House almost clean (what I'm supposed to be doing just now, but I'm on here LOL!)

EVENTUALLY got something for park tickets. Instead of sending me the tickets (which they said they'd do all along), I got an e-ticket from them yesterday, with the WDW logo on the top, and I have to go and collect them myself! Not happy with this service, although I've seen people on here do it this way, and it seems to be OK... Too late now if it's not!

The two DS's arrive tomorrow, and DF will finish packing with them (they are half packed as it is).
I'm going to try to do online check in before I leave work early to take the cat to the cattery, meet a friend for a quick coffee, then get my fake tan done before heading home again!

Taxi comes on Friday morning at 10am to take us to the airport!
It's going to be a long day though, before we reach Pop Century.

I've been SO busy at work, I still can't quite believe that I've only got one day left before I head off... REALLY looking forward to some fun in the warm sunshine after all the stress and snow I've had here for the past few weeks!

Won't have that much web access while away, but I will write if I can. Will also try to take a note of what we do each day to write a trippy when we get back.

Zip ah dee doo dah, Zip a dee ay...

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Old 04-01-2010, 04:02 AM   #42
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Nearly time! Have a great holiday and can't wait to reading your TR when you get back
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As I read this, you have likely finished your last day of work and are bouncing in your chair at dinner.

Have a fab time, take lots of pics, and have a Mickey-shaped rice krispie treat for me, please.
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:14 AM   #44
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Home!!

Had a fabulous holiday, was delayed for 4 days getting home (think I was one of the lucky ones), and still pretty jet-lagged!

Will do a bit of a trippy when I get a chance. After the mountain of laundry, dealing with insurance forms and claims for money back from delayed flights, sorting out photos and videos etc etc etc...

My 3 newbies LOVED it, as I knew they would. DF even suggested going back for a "Disneymoon"!
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Hi - glad to hear you got back OK - albeit a little later than planned.

Also great that your newbies enjoyed it all as much as you hoped thy would. Really looking forward to seeing your trip report and pics when you get time to do one.

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