Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two days to go

I have got my books for the pool. I got three from the library ... well four actually but when I got home I discovered I had lifted two different versions of the same book. Doh! So, that afraid am I that I might have to converse with an octagenarian, when I was in Tescos today I bought myself another two books. I am allowed 20kg of luggage. My 20kg consists of 10kg of books and 10kg of suntan lotions and potions!

The lists are on the wall. The first one is all the various finishing times for each child from school and leisure activities. The second is a not quite alphabetical list of the ready meals Tesco delivered this morning which are now tucked away in the freezer, ready for reheating. School dinners will also be eaten each day.

A project on the Victorians which is to be submitted on Friday is also near completion. It will be ready for the printing stage by the time I shut my case. And the news we had been working towards and waiting for for months finally came through today, son is following in his parents and Gran's footsteps by following them through the doors of THE best school in Belfast ....

So all that remains to do now is pack, relax and go brown!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Majorca's Grumpotel

This morning mum and I have booked a holiday to Majorca. It is a last minute deal and we go next Tuesday. The resort is a sleepy area of the island and the hotel looks very nice, right down on a golden sandy beach.

Then we came home and consulted tripadvisor. And the first review said : " this hotel has gone from being a fun place to be to an old folks home by the sea walking sticks and wheelchairs by the dozen we will not return"

And the next review said: "I'd recommend it to couples over 60+ looking for a chilled out break."

Followed by: "Our party of 4 consisted of 2 over 50's and 2 over 70's and for us it was perfect"

This little gem was tucked away on another website: "Absolutely nothing wrong with the Hotel however I think that in the brochures or websites of Portland and Thomson they should warn people that it is geared towards people 75 and older .I am 53 (!!) and went as a single traveller and found the atmosphere in the Hotel very depressing , It really is like a an old peoples home besides the sea .Don't get me wrong as I will be old eventually (!!!) . If you want to relax surrounded by octegenarians discussing there ailments this is the place for you

The Hotel has the unfortunate luck of having the word Grupotel in it's name - mother has already renamed it the Grumpotel and we've not even got there yet!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Belated Happy Birthday

With the first posting on this blog being on Sunday, May 07, 2006 this blog has recently celebrated it's 4th birthday. Who'd have thought it!