On 22 Aug 2015 at 3:14pm Fragile wrote:
I suffer from generalized anxiety. Hence I avoid a lot of stuff including travel abroad. BUT I have a child (age 9) and I don't want them to suffer because of me. I MUST bite the bullet and arrange a trip overseas. Problem is, just thinking about it causes me considerable anxiety, from getting to the airport to getting about when we are there is a big worry. So any suggestions for places (Europe) that are fairly easy to get to, shortish flight? Or maybe a short cruise? I dunno...advice needed PLEASE
On 22 Aug 2015 at 3:35pm Mark wrote:
Malta springs to mind - if your budget will stretch that far. It's a bit like East Finchley relocated to the Med. A retired Brit running a newsagent on every street.
On 22 Aug 2015 at 3:58pm Trooper wrote:
@ Fragile. Try GIBRALTER. it is not to far and is very very welcoming,English is spoken everywhere and they understand the currency. The ROCK is a blend of Spanish Moorish, English Colonialism, not to mention the monkeys.
I assure you for a nine year old it is a most excellent place to explore.The weather is good as well. Please enjoy.
On 22 Aug 2015 at 4:20pm Mary wrote:
Perhaps take the Eurostar train? Plenty of places to get to. Also if you fly, could go somewhere in France, flights only take an hour or so. A tip for flying, other than Valium to help relax etc., is to take a camera and take photos out of the window, it can make you feel more in control. Be kind and proud of yourself, you're doing something which is hard, but gets easier with practice. Good Luck!
On 22 Aug 2015 at 4:46pm Fragile wrote:
Good suggestions there...many thanks (I really do appreciate it). Will give it some more thought...
On 22 Aug 2015 at 8:27pm Chloe wrote:
Newhaven Dieppe ferry? Local, low stress and affordable. Also maybe a first mini flight within the UK as a way to tackle airports without the added stress of leaving the country, Cornwall, Edinburgh..... Isle of Wight lovely too and a short ferry trip. Take it gently and I reckon you'll get the travel bug and there will be no stopping you! Good luck!
On 23 Aug 2015 at 8:39am bastian wrote:
Here's one I did with my kid, Brighton and Hove buses do trips abroad, day trips and three day ventures. If you just want to test the water (or your nerves), just book a little trip online. We had a fantastic day out in Belgium and though on a coach trip, we were left to our own devices all day, just met back at the bus at 4pm. I had never been out of the country on my own with a kid and it was so easy with them. It was also affordable, £55 for the two of us. If your child hasn't been out of the country before anything will seem exotic and exciting without them seeing you under pressure. It could be a start.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 12:32pm Fragile wrote:
Thanks Bastian. That sounds like a great idea.
Very glad you avoided the Shoreham crash, as well..Makes you think
On 23 Aug 2015 at 10:39pm Ben wrote:
Another thumbs up for Dieppe. Walk to lewes station (no stress), alight in new haven and walk 100 yds to ferry terminal, show your ticket then relax until it's time to sail (no stress so far). Customs and passport is almost non existent. Arrive in Dieppe, get cab to hotel in town (8 euros and 5 mins) . Important to note that Dieppe is not a French version of new haven! It's a fantastic vibrant and totally French immersive experience. It's safe and you can wander round soaking in the atmosphere and history. Nice beach too.
On 24 Aug 2015 at 8:22am kizzy wrote:
I am so impressed you are doing a holiday for your child, it is really important, i never got one holiday with my family ever because my dad had anxiety. Whilst I have anxiety too I
"Feel The fear and do it Anyway",
the world is full of good places and lovely people, , bless you. Have a good break and start small,
I would recomend Lyme Regis, or Isle of Wight for a week away , have a nice time
On 24 Aug 2015 at 10:11am Fragile wrote:
Thank you Ben...like that sound of that!!
On 24 Aug 2015 at 7:23pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I would recommend the Isle of Wight; we went last year, and it seems like a trip back a generation. Everyone is so laid back and friendly. If you go by train via Portsmouth, you land at Ryde to be transported down the east side of the island by a vintage (1938) ex-London tube train!
I can also recommend a holiday on the Channel Islands; or the Isle of Man (50 years in the past; but unfortunately North Wales weather).
On 25 Aug 2015 at 4:02am wrote:
That has got to be the funniest post of the week. The ideal holiday is one that takes you to your Daily Mail imagined 1950's.
Even with poor weather you still recommend it.
Is there anything about you that's up to date? I mean, we all now your sense of deference to your betters and your opinions are ex-1960's, your casual racism is a touch younger than that but you never really say anything that doesn't suggest you're posting from the beyond, having died in 1972
On 25 Aug 2015 at 9:25am bastian wrote:
fragile, don't listen to the plonker who just posted to wind up Sussex Jim, remember when you take a trip back in time, it was all less stressful then, no pressure.
On 25 Aug 2015 at 11:07am Fragile wrote:
thanks for the suggestions Sussex Jim. The IOW is a lovely place.
On 29 Nov 2015 at 7:42am jenny wrote:
good day...How much does it cost to get a job in in other country such as Australia,USA or Canada and work permit? How can I reduce the costs?is that possible?
On 29 Nov 2015 at 10:12am piterson wrote:
hi Jenny A work permit costs about $1,500 legal plus $150 for the cost of the application fee. If you get a recruiter to help you find a job the cost fo the recrutier will be at least another few thousands (though the employer may pay for this). You look for a job on your own through sites like jobbank.gc.ca, jobsaloon com, and jobsclassified.com