Hi Friends, I woke up this morning feeling really good, it's my husbands birthday today and next week is Christmas then on the 31st Dec it will be our 36th Wedding Anniversary, on Jan 17th it's my birthday. So in October I booked a surprise holiday for John & myself for a 2 week all inclusive 5*treat in a warm climate. He knew nothing about it, I was going to tell him at Christmas time.
This morning I woke up to the news that the airline I had booked the full holiday with has gone into receivership (Globespan). All flights grounded and no chance of any of their planes taking off again. Now thank heavens it was ATOL covered.
But that doesn't help, I know I will get the money back, but I had scheduled our celebration Month around the surprise, of course I had to tell him today, oh what a disappointment, now it looks like I'll be filling in forms and sending proof of payment, which means a trip to the bank for statements etc etc. Goodness knows when it will get resolved and in this monetary climate it's not as if I can just pluck another £1500 out of thin air.
So it looks like I'll be around in Jan and not sunning myself somewhere on a beach.