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Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by halloween12, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Have you noticed how expensive Lego has got out there now? We haven't bought any for years but decided to get some for our Goddaughter for her Birthday last week. Priced it up at the Lego store DTD at $29.99 +tax = £20 incl tax.
    Exactly same one in Argos or Amazon £12.48 http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produ...Product/partNumber/3847284.htm&referrer=COJUN
    I priced 3 different boxes, all were far cheaper in UK. Glad we waited.
     
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  3. Portugal1000

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    I know, it use to be great when we first went, especially when the dollar crept up to 2 for 1. My son is a real collector, especially Star Wars. He has over 70 of the sets and they are all still built and in one piece. He has now started on Lord of the Rings! He just loves going to the shop in DTD. Thats the first place we go after checking into hotel. We do find that its just as cheap here now and you can get deals in places like Argos where sets are 3 for 2. We tend to just get the smaller sets in Orlando now. He has Jabbas Palace for Xmas which was only £65 here, reduced from £120.
     
  4. joolz1910

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    I feel your pain.:sad2:
    I wish I was back there every day. I haven't been on the Dis lately because of my 'blues'. We have started saving for our next big trip and I know that it won't be until 2015 at the earliest.
     
  5. Rach78

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    Same here!
    We came back end of October from our 1st dream holiday which we planned for 2 years, and it's so depressing not having it to look forward to. Obviously would love to go again but we would need a couple of years at least to save up and our problem is that our eldest will be sitting her standard grades then so there is no way we could go in October and her miss a week of school so I don't know when we could go as I feel that the summer would be too hot and busy (especially after the perfection of October) and as we are in scotland our schools go back middle of August so can't even try for end of August which some have recommended. Ideally we would go next October again before she starts her 4th year but there is no way we could afford it that soon. What I do know though is that our 'once in a lifetime holiday' is hopefully not going to be that!
    Chin up to those in the same boat!
    Rach xx
     
  6. wayneg

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    Same boat in respect of holidays - with secondary school starting next year that's the end of term time breaks for us. I wish they would chop a week off the ridiculously long 'summer' (and I use that word loosely :lmao:) holidays and give the kids a 2 week break on October so that parents can do something constructive with that time!
     
  8. luke

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    Shortening the summer break and lengthening half terms has been mentioned on occasion. Personally I hope not though, I love that looooooong summer holiday :)

    :goodvibes
     
  9. Disneynutinlondon

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    We're lucky that the boys go to a Jewish faith school so they get 9 - 10 days off during September or October depending on when the "High Holidays" fall. That means we get to take holiday out of the main peak school holiday times and as such the prices are lower :goodvibes
     
  10. dixonsontour

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    Yes DD luckily gets 2 weeks in October hence our preference to go then.

    Wish I could go on Sunday - thats a great price for flights and a lovely time to go. Sadly no chance - no annual leave available until May :eek:
     
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    Luke, as a teacher, you hopefully will not have problems with childcare (and the cost!) during school holidays ;) I don't get any leave during the summer although that has been renegotiated from when DD goes to secondary school next year. My daughter hates summer holidays, which is sad. But the reality is that she has to get up just as early every single day through the summer as I need to drop her off for the day and go to work so I would welcome a shift of that one week. It would still be a long holiday :)
     
  12. Rach78

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    All the surrounding school districts to us already have the 2 week October holiday just not our district (Typically!). However there is currently a consultation process going on to change this in 2015. I would be thrilled by this, although my eldest will almost have finished school by then, but my youngest would only be in P3. This would be amazing for us and would allow us another October trip. Here's hoping!

    Otherwise would it be wrong to convert to Judisim! lol
     
  13. CAROLINE4

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    I would like to say you can definitely do disney 'cheap'!
    May just gone six of us went for 2 weeks for £4500 including spends! (BOOKED FLIGHTS 3 WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE)

    Flights with Monarch direct - £1278 (inc 3 bags)
    Tickets 14 days ultimate - £1089 (3adults, 3 chil)
    villa with pool heat -£700 (windsor hills)
    car hire -£340 (full petrol and all insurance)
    we took £1400 spends (£100 for each day)- but only spent £1000

    we did disney so cheap because we had breakfast in the villa, made pack lunches most days to eat in the park including making large bottles of juice.
    we ate dinner either on the way home for a rest/ in villa before going back to watch fireworks ect.

    for us eating out is a nightmare the two babies get very restless waiting for food ect so this works for us!

    The only thing we spent on other than food was snacks in the park and petrol! :thumbsup2
    i can honestly say we were not scrimping as we also had our credit cards with us! IT CAN BE DONE! XXX
     

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