My quest to be thrifty seems to be continuously thwarted by my non thrifty dreams.
Plus my eternal love of holidays.
But I do try to be thrifty on holiday, does that count?
We have just finished a very sensible, thrift led week in Cornwall, where dinner was eaten by sundown fresh from the BBQ and days out included many soggy sandwiches on the beach.
But I have just booked an extravagant stay! My daughters have both been through the mill this year. My eldest was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on Halloween 2013, and my youngest is currently undergoing tests and MRI’s to ascertain the reason why she suffers from hypoglycemia.
As a family we need a break from the white walls of hospital and EuroDisney seems to be an ideal destination.
Ok – it is not thrifty – but I think the girls (plus my son) deserve a massive treat.
But I am going to do my best to visit France without spending a fortune.
We are not staying on Disney and have saved a fortune by booking a hotel close by that doesn’t have Mickey Mouse in residence. For travel, I have secured a car, cheap car hire in France is nice and easy to arrange. It means we can get off the plane and drive straight to the hotel without any fuss. As we are staying for five days we plan to spend 2-3 in Disney. Then we plan on hopping in the car and spending some time sight-seeing around France.
Picnics are the plan for food in the day, plus a good breakfast to set us up for the day. Tea will be planned and budgeted – if I give up wine we could save serious funds on the evening meal bill.
Lets not try to run before we can walk!
We will spend the anniversary of my daughters diagnosis in the Magic Kingdom.
I can’t think of a better place to be!