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Old Oct 18th 2006, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by Jude J
we are going to Gold Coast, sis-in -law has rented an appartment for 4 weeks there, we wont be staying with them but have booked a hotel which we are hoping is a short walk away from them. We can only stay 9 days but will the longest time we have had off work together since the 9 months we took when we first moved here 4 years ago!
My oldest isn't coming, he is away with mates on Boxing day, we leave on Christmas eve so he wont be with us for chrimbo, which is a shame. Not the first one though, when he was 16 he spent christmas with his then gf's grandparents in New Plymouth. I missed him so much, and whilst he was away I had Lola. I couldn't ring to tell him as he was then trekking in the mountains somewhere with his mates, but I was desperate for him to get home. He arrived back one night, I heard a car stop and him walk down the drive. I had the baby on my lap, she was 2 or 3 days old. He walked in our room and his words were 'oh, you had the kid' in a pleased and suprised tone...if you see what I mean!

You are going to Melbourne aren't you?


Where on the gold coast are you staying? I wanted to go at Xmas using airpoints as my brother lives there but flying Qantas they said you had to book at least 6-12mths in advance. I'll have to plan in advance for sometime next year.
It will be very hot at Xmas getting up to 40degrees some days. Jupiters Casino do a nice buffet Lunch/Dinner. Most places are cheap for meals.
Pacific Fair shopping Mall is really nice.
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Sounds like the North Island is a lot warmer on Xmas day than the South, I think we may have had the fire lit last xmas to take the chill off and the year before that it rained!
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Where on the gold coast are you staying? I wanted to go at Xmas using airpoints as my brother lives there but flying Qantas they said you had to book at least 6-12mths in advance. I'll have to plan in advance for sometime next year.
It will be very hot at Xmas getting up to 40degrees some days. Jupiters Casino do a nice buffet Lunch/Dinner. Most places are cheap for meals.
Pacific Fair shopping Mall is really nice.
We are staying in Main Beach, never been before, hubs had two weeks in surfers a couple of years ago, he liked it there. Have you been to Main Beach?
I am a bit concerned about the heat, the hotel we booked has air con, I presumed they all would but the cheaper ones dont.
We booked about 6 weeks ago, going on Christmas eve, coming back New years day, flying with Air NZ. Wonder why Qantas want advance bookings? Is it because you were using airpoints?
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We are staying in Main Beach, never been before, hubs had two weeks in surfers a couple of years ago, he liked it there. Have you been to Main Beach?
I am a bit concerned about the heat, the hotel we booked has air con, I presumed they all would but the cheaper ones dont.
We booked about 6 weeks ago, going on Christmas eve, coming back New years day, flying with Air NZ. Wonder why Qantas want advance bookings? Is it because you were using airpoints?

I haven't been to main beach itself. I think it's between Southport & Surfers itself. Australia Fair shopping centre is near by.

I haven't been for 3 yrs . My Mum & Dad went last Xmas and Mum said it was too hot and that she would never go again at Xmas, but that's my mum she doesn't like the heat or cold.

In Surfers itself they have a night market which is good to see.
Are you going to the theme parks? I haven't been to the wild west one but the others are all good. http://www.theme-parks.com.au/

If you can try and go the Carrara markets too.
http://www.carraramarkets.com.au/

Hope the weather isn't too hot for you, at least you'll know you'll be doing plenty of swimming, drink lots of water too especially the kids.
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Often there is a "midwinter Christmas" party in June, just another excuse for a party! The shops aren't involved, it doesn't supplant Dec 25th in any way shape or form, but it is a very good excuse for mulled wine
sounds good - love mulled wine
Do you have fireworks very often?
also - we are coming over for our final recce - christmas/newyear - is there anything 'not to miss' for new years eve?
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On Christmas Day!!!
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Which part of NZ do you live in Cottageinthesky?
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Here's me and my son not this xmas just gone but the one before, this is xmas day .... not right sunny was it lol

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Which part of NZ do you live in Cottageinthesky?

Wellington - Khandallah, in the Western Hills - weather here is much milder than Buckinghamshire!
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Here's me and my son not this xmas just gone but the one before, this is xmas day .... not right sunny was it lol

How do you do that? Post photos, not ride a bike! Does look a bit grey
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Originally Posted by Jude J
we are going to Gold Coast, sis-in -law has rented an appartment for 4 weeks there, we wont be staying with them but have booked a hotel which we are hoping is a short walk away from them. We can only stay 9 days but will the longest time we have had off work together since the 9 months we took when we first moved here 4 years ago!
My oldest isn't coming, he is away with mates on Boxing day, we leave on Christmas eve so he wont be with us for chrimbo, which is a shame. Not the first one though, when he was 16 he spent christmas with his then gf's grandparents in New Plymouth. I missed him so much, and whilst he was away I had Lola. I couldn't ring to tell him as he was then trekking in the mountains somewhere with his mates, but I was desperate for him to get home. He arrived back one night, I heard a car stop and him walk down the drive. I had the baby on my lap, she was 2 or 3 days old. He walked in our room and his words were 'oh, you had the kid' in a pleased and suprised tone...if you see what I mean!

You are going to Melbourne aren't you?
so nice of your son to notice you had had a baby

yes we are heading for melbourne, really looking forward to that
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How do you do that? Post photos, not ride a bike! Does look a bit grey
First get yourself a photobucket account, upload some photos to it from your pc and after that it's really easy.
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so nice of your son to notice you had had a baby
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First get yourself a photobucket account, upload some photos to it from your pc and after that it's really easy.
thanks for that, Sky. Will hold you to "it's really easy." Whenever someone says "turn right, turn left, straight on .... you can't go wrong" I just know I'm going to get lost!!
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Oh dear, I'm quite glad mine is safely tucked away in UK and cant fly
She's fine actually, even if she still (after 4 years) cant get the time difference right and calls us at 5am for a chat
Haha, that's made me laugh My mother does my head in! She hasn't done the 5am thing. Yet. She rings around 9/10am our time always but still doesn't know whether it's night or day here
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