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Thread: I finally got my ticket

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    I leave New Zealand on the 10th July, spend 8 days in Thailand, then on to the UK for 2 months. My daughter is trying to buy a caravan for me to live in while the house is being made livable. While there we are hoping to travel around France and may even try to go to Italy for a few days. I am both excited and apprehensive, and really looking forward to seeing my daughter again.We talk weekly, but physical presence is better. It has been almost 5 years since we saw each other. Chrissa

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    Have a great trip, and say hello to Thailand for me - one of my favourite countries.

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    that sounds fun says the lady whose been no where lol :mrgreen: enjoy :D

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    Have a wonderful time with your daughter! :D

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    You are having your house redone while away for two + months? You are a brave lady! Never been out of the states, so your trip sounds like a dream!

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    I am excited for you!!! 5 years is waaay to long!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip...post some pics of your travels if you can please :D :D :D

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    You are going to enjoy this trip so much!! :D
    Have a wonderful time & hug that daughter of yours,
    extra hugs for all of us!! :D We will be anxious to hear
    all about your trip, when you get back.
    Sulabug,
    :D :D :D

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    Chrissa

    PM me if you want to meet up I'll give you my telephone number - it would be great to meet another member from the board.
    Enjoy your trip whatever you decide.

    Tisha

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    Chrissa, your trip sounds lovely! I understand Thailand is exquisite and I'm, quite frankly, a little jealous. I would LOVE to see France and Italy. My daughter was in France a few years back and said she'd love to go back there to live. I told her I support that decision -- as long as I'm dead. It's hard to fathom not seeing a daughter for the five years that you spoke of, but I know it happens....and the fact that you are in contact each week surely makes things better.

    Chrissa, POST PICTURES!!!!!!!! There's a few of us who never get to venture very far and we'd love to see where you were able to go.


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    Thankyou, I will, and again when I come back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    You are having your house redone while away for two + months? You are a brave lady! Never been out of the states, so your trip sounds like a dream!
    The house is in Swindon, England, and I am going over there so I can see what is being done to it. My husband was English and when he died last year I inherited it. Unfortunately he left it in a real messand my daughter had to have the water turned off at the main and strip the kitchen and bathroom. She did buy a new kitchen really cheaply at a closing down sale, but it needs to be installed, and I have to get a plumber to re-do all the pipes, etc, etc. Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    Chrissa

    PM me if you want to meet up I'll give you my telephone number - it would be great to meet another member from the board.
    Enjoy your trip whatever you decide.

    Tisha
    How do I pm you? I am still very new to computer stuff.

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Have a great trip, and say hello to Thailand for me - one of my favourite countries.
    I will, thankyou, and again when I come home.
    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    that sounds fun says the lady whose been no where lol :mrgreen: enjoy :D
    This is a first for me, thankyou.

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Have a wonderful time with your daughter! :D
    I'm sure I will, thankyou.

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am excited for you!!! 5 years is waaay to long!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip...post some pics of your travels if you can please :D :D :D
    My daughter is computer savvy, and I have asked if she will show me how to post pics while I am there. I may have to buy a laptop so I can keep in touch with this board.

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    You are going to enjoy this trip so much!! :D
    Have a wonderful time & hug that daughter of yours,
    extra hugs for all of us!! :D We will be anxious to hear
    all about your trip, when you get back.
    Sulabug,
    :D :D :D
    Thankyou, I will be hugging my daughter as soon as I see her. We get on so well since she moved away from home. I think she realises mum isn't so bad after all. :D

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Chrissa, your trip sounds lovely! I understand Thailand is exquisite and I'm, quite frankly, a little jealous. I would LOVE to see France and Italy. My daughter was in France a few years back and said she'd love to go back there to live. I told her I support that decision -- as long as I'm dead. It's hard to fathom not seeing a daughter for the five years that you spoke of, but I know it happens....and the fact that you are in contact each week surely makes things better.

    Chrissa, POST PICTURES!!!!!!!! There's a few of us who never get to venture very far and we'd love to see where you were able to go.
    Thankyou, and I will learn about pics! I am very nervous and excited about the trip, and can't wait to see my daughter.

    Chrissa

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    Enjoy your trip and your daughter! Sounds like a wonderful time.

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    Have a great time. I can't imagine being away from my daughter that long. I'm sure you 2 have a lot of catching up to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltwoman
    Enjoy your trip and your daughter! Sounds like a wonderful time.
    Thankyou, I'm sure I will.

    Chrissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Have a great time. I can't imagine being away from my daughter that long. I'm sure you 2 have a lot of catching up to do!
    We talk every week on the telephone. I bought a card that I prepay long distance calls and it costs 3 cents a minute to call her, so we usually talk for a good hour. I arrive in England on the first day of the school holidays. That means she will have time to spend with me.

    Chrissa

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    Sounds like a real neat trip. Hope everything goes well! Happy for you and your daughter to have this time...finally.

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    That sounds wonderful. Have fun and bring back lots of pics for us.

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    Hope you get to do all you want while you are on this wonderful journey!

    Please do share photos with us! :lol:

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