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Unread 27 May 16, 09:09 AM  
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Cool Are we there yet? July 2016 Pre-Trip Report! ***update 27th June***

Are we there yet? July 2016 Pre trip Report...

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Hello and welcome to my Trip Report!
I honestly love reading every ones trip reports and I really want to do this but I've been fighting with myself for lots of reasons...
My spelling and grammar are not the best
I hate getting my picture taken
I can get a little obsessive and end up reading and rewriting things multiple times
I don't like to commit to things, have pressure (from myself to see it through)
I am not tech savvy!
Anyway, after lots of hemming and hawing and some encouragement from other lovely Dibbers, I've finally bit the bullet.

So here goes,
We are from a small village just outside Co.Derry in Ireland. We are going to Orlando for 3 weeks, 2nd of July-23rd of July... gives me butterflies just thinking about it.
The Cast
Me, Marie/Grapesoda, 39yr old planning obsessive and control freak!



DH, Nigel 37, laid back, hunter/gatherer.



DS1, Joseph 12, gaming addict with a very dry sense of humour.



DS2, Liam 8, lover of music and youtube.



How we got here
It all stared back in 2014 when we went to Disneyland Paris for the 1st time and I completely fell in love with the magic. As soon as we got home I'd talked my sister and Niece into going the next year. So once we had booked for 2015 I started making plans and stumbled across the Dibb...
Here's the boys at DLP



It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting *ideas*, and *thinking*...Gaston.

As soon as I joined the Dibb I started to regret my decision with booking DLP again. I started to think a trip to Florida would be amazing and the more reading I done the more I wanted to go! I began dropping little hints to Nigel, and the answer was straight up no chance!
He couldn't believe I was even considering it as I'd just booked DLP and that would have to go ahead because I didn't want to let my sister and niece down or the kids! Nigel wanted to spend some money on the house which needs some major updating, a new bathroom and kitchen to start with!

I spoke to my Mum about it and her advice was, go and make some memories!
So I told Nigel that when the kids are older they won't look back on their childhood and say we had a cracker lookin kitchen or an egg bath!
I couldn't believe it when he agreed and I didn't need telling twice!

Up next, The Plans
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Unread 27 May 16, 09:16 AM  
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brilliant

I am smiling as I read - and then feeling extremely guilty as im not doing one!

I shall enjoy reading and it will be a little surreal - a bit of DibbJa Vu as ill be there at the same time!

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Unread 27 May 16, 09:31 AM  
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Originally Posted by papamouse View Post
brilliant

I am smiling as I read - and then feeling extremely guilty as im not doing one!

I shall enjoy reading and it will be a little surreal - a bit of DibbJa Vu as ill be there at the same time!

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No backing down now, I can't believe I've started this!

Ahem! You talked me into doing this, so you should be doing one too. Oh that's right your just going to copy and paste this one hahaha!

No really, please do a report I'd love to compare our trips and see what you get up to, won't be long now eeeek
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Unread 27 May 16, 09:42 AM  
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I just feel the only way I would do it is live - or 7am as the kids are sleeping...
but I really have spent so much time in here planning (ignoring mamamouse & the weans) so I think when we are there I just wont want to do it.

7am is 12noon UK time so its the one time I'll HAVE to deal with any client enquires while Im there - just cant be working all day so the time diff is
excellent. check emails and deal with them at 7am US / 12noon UK and 12noon US /5pm UK with auto responder on emails too...

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Nice start to your trip, our dates overlap by a bit - we fly on the 20th July.
I agree Papamouse, you've planned so much and been part of the planning section on here, it'd be nice to see a report.

I've not done one before but have really enjoyed my doing pre-trip on here
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Originally Posted by CazP View Post
Nice start to your trip, our dates overlap by a bit - we fly on the 20th July.
I agree Papamouse, you've planned so much and been part of the planning section on here, it'd be nice to see a report.

I've not done one before but have really enjoyed my doing pre-trip on here
Carol I love all your plans, it's come around so fast hasn't it!?!
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Carol I love all your plans, it's come around so fast hasn't it!?!
Thank you
I booked with 453 days to go, now 400 of those have gone
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Great start to your report. It can be time consuming but really is worth it completing your trip report, I done my first one last year and it is so good to look back on, I find that my boys and husband also like a read again and again!

Looking forward to the update on your plans.
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