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Postby auscatherine » 01 Apr 2009, 02:44

Thought this topic deserved its own thread. I have just been reviewing my frequent flyer points (which I also earn through spending on my credit care) due to changes to my banking arrangements and have realised that I almost have enough for two tickets to New Zealand (which we could supplement with two cheap tickets for the kids)! I have never been to New Zealand but have been feeling more and more drawn to going there. I have this image of it being a kind of magical place (maybe this is because of the Lord of the Rings and Margaret Mahy association :lol: ) and a bit like somewhere existing in a parrallel universe to Australia. Not sure which city to fly into yet. I know Qantas (the airline I have my points with) flies into Auckland but not sure where else.

I am never happier than when I am planning a trip away. Anyone else have any travel plans or stories to share?
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Postby hope189 » 01 Apr 2009, 12:44

We are going to visit our relatives weekend after next. Not exactly the most exiting holiday. But still, better that sitting at home with nothing to do.
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Postby auscatherine » 02 Apr 2009, 02:12

Are they far from you, Hope? Which part of India are you in? Have a good trip!
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Postby hope189 » 02 Apr 2009, 09:46

Thanks auscatherine. These relatives are far from me. But I don't mind the journey as I love travelling. In fact my mum has promised me a visit to a big bookstore. Hurrah!
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Postby Lucky Star » 03 Apr 2009, 15:58

I'm going to Paris for two days in May which should be nice as I love Paris. I'm also planning a typically Famous Five-ish walking/rambling holiday in the Dorset/Devon region later this year. BTW, to all the train buffs here, I read recently that the Wareham to Swanage line has reopened. Is this the Swanage steam train that has extended the line or is the regular services from London etc which now go all the way down to Swanage?
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Postby Moonraker » 03 Apr 2009, 16:23

Lucky Star wrote: I read recently that the Wareham to Swanage line has reopened. Is this the Swanage steam train that has extended the line or is the regular services from London etc which now go all the way down to Swanage?


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Postby Julie2owlsdene » 03 Apr 2009, 16:57

Thanks for posting the link, Nigel. I know someone who will be very happy to see that :D

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Postby Moonraker » 03 Apr 2009, 18:28

You're more than welcome, Julie! :D
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Postby Lucky Star » 03 Apr 2009, 23:05

Excellent. Thanks for the link Nigel. :D
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Postby hope189 » 04 Apr 2009, 09:19

Lucky you, Lucky star. I've always wanted to go to Paris. Have you been there before?
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Postby Lucky Star » 04 Apr 2009, 14:37

Yes Hope I have been a couple of times and it is a really beautiful city. I am looking forward to it immensely. However I shall have to do some brushing up on my few words of French. :?
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Postby hope189 » 05 Apr 2009, 15:28

Bon voyage, Lucky star!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Eddie Muir » 05 Apr 2009, 16:13

Chick and I will be spending a week in Dorset in July and so Nigel's link is especially interesting. :D
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Postby auscatherine » 06 Apr 2009, 03:38

A weekend in Paris sounds so exotic to me. have a great time!
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Postby Jen-Jen » 06 Apr 2009, 08:03

auscatherine - I always hear great things about New Zealand from people who have been, so I'm sure your future trip will be very exciting!! I've not been myself, but my dad used to commute their for work and said it was a great place. He worked in Wellington, but often visited Auckland. I think he also really liked Christchurch.

Lucky Star wrote:I'm also planning a typically Famous Five-ish walking/rambling holiday in the Dorset/Devon region later this year.

That sounds perfectly lovely Lucky Star!

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