Christmas Is Cancelled

He who has not Christmas in his heart will not find it under a tree.

To be more honest, my Christmas plans have been cancelled by my tour company.

I had arranged to fly out to the Algarve in Portugal on December 19th, to spend Christmas in the sun with a group of other like-minded solo travellers.  It should have been fun.

Sadly my tour company has just emailed me to say that ‘they have decided not to proceed with this group departure’.  Their reason…..  the minimum number of guests has not been achieved .

Disappointed?  You bet I am.

They have offered me 7 alternative Christmas Holidays, all of which are more expensive, and none of them to places I want to spend Christmas ~ such as Agadir in Morocco.  And, they will send me a refund for the $1300 or so I have already paid for my trip to Portugal.

So, unless I want to spend Christmas alone in my apartment again, I need to find somewhere to go at short notice.

Ah well, the spirit of Christmas still lives in my heart.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

there’s always somewhere with someone

17 responses

  1. I’m sure you will find other alternative to celebrate Christmas.

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  2. Go somewhere it’s more fun than staying at home (especially if without family or relatives around). Write 5-6 names close your eyes…put them all in a hat 🙂 and pick 1. Adventure is calling

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    1. Not a bad idea ~ if I could think of 5 or 6 people I would like to share a Chrstmas lunch with. I could always start with your name ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. true…Xmas day is very “boring/quiet” day in Europe (family time).
        But it is only for 1 day. Then everything will go back to normal.
        And who knows, u still have time to find those 5 ppl, number #6 is already here 😂😂 it’s me

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  3. I had written a comment and it appears it was during an internet glitch. Piffle!
    I do hope you find someplace warm to visit- I want snow, but understand not everyone loves that as much as I! I was, however, looking forward to your photographs of a not white Christmas! Or gray…or partly green…or otherwise not Hallmark greeting card Christmas!
    I’m sure something good will happen. Christmas magic happens no matter where you might be!

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    1. Thanks Kris ❤
      I'm happy and not pissed-off at all. I'll find something even better than Portugal. Wherever I am and whatever I'm doing, I will have some pictures for you. ❤ ❤

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  4. This little glitch will lead to something more amazing then you can even imagine! I just know it! 💕

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    1. Thank you Sweetheart, your kind words mean so much. 💖💖💖

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      1. I truly feel it. When my plans have been crushed, it always becomes something even Better! Besides, it’s not the where, it’s the attitude and sense of adventure that matters most. 😊

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  5. You’ll find somewhere to go!

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    1. If it’s meant to be, it will be. ❤

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  6. Keep those Christmas thoughts and get those fingers working in search of another trip!!

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    1. Thanks, I’m Going to start looking again tomorrow.

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  7. So you are grounded or are you defying the odds and going solo?

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    1. Ahh Sweetheart, my plans are screwed, so who know what I’ll do.
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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