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Tears at the airport AGAIN

Discussion in 'Personal' started by catmother, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    10 days holidays a year? I hope the the money and the job makes up for this.
     
  2. Simple, if they don't work, they don't get paid, no sickness/benefits etc, But my daughter does head off to one of the many beautiful islands or horse riding/climbing up the mountains most weekends, with her wide circle of friends. She is very happy and has the perfect worklife balance.
     
  3. inky

    inky Lead commenter

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  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Sorry that was so long and about business travel. It's just that I love Palawan. Jacques Cousteau called it the most beautiful seascape in the world, and who am I to argue? You can stay quite comfortably in non-big name accommodation, asyour daughter knows well. But the main thing is that a fortnight is worth it.
    Roll on Easter!

    I've pmed you, val.
     
  5. Chica77

    Chica77 New commenter

    My sister lives in China and only comes back during the Summer holidays, so I know how you feel. It must be hard for our mum as I don't live that close either, although I am at least still in the same country!
    How long does she plan on staying there? I bet she is having an amazing time.
     
  6. Chica, she plans to stay as long as her employer keeps re-newing her visa, her Head office is based in Canada, so who knows? she may end up going there.
    She gave up a secure job offer with a great pension to go to the Philippines, and has seen and experienced so much for her age, I am really pleased that she took 'the risk' to go there. The disadvantage is, missing her family, but I encouraged her all the way..I am proud and jealous of her, at the same time.
    And yes, your'e right, she is having an amazing time.
     
  7. CQ, thank you, that was a really nice thing to say..
    Mum, who's 'overnight' stay 7 weeks ago!, has been prolonged due to all the awful infections she keeps getting in hospital. We thought we had turned the corner last Friday, when they diagnosed kydney problems due to adhesions caused by her original surgery, they put a drain in her kydney and drained out over 300 mls of yukky pus, she immediatly felt wonderful, then..the drain fell out and can't be re-sited untill tomorrow (Tuesday) due the long bank holiday weekend..as a result,she is poorly again, and we haven't a flaming clue where the 'pus' is now draining to.
    I AM HOPPING MAD, i shouldnt matter what day, or bank holiday it is,she is my mum and she is suffering Unnecessarily ..
     
  8. No it shouldn't! That is ridiculous!
    I don't blame you for being hopping mad - I would be livid myself.
     
  9. katycustard

    katycustard Occasional commenter

    sorry to hear about your mum, daffodilval. I have just returned to the UK after 5 years in the Caribbean, the only difference being I am the mum (and Grandma) who left 3 adult children and their families behind and took my youngest two off on a big adventure.
    My oldest daughter always said she could cope if she knew when she was next going to see me, even if it was a year or two away. If ever we parted and we didn't know when we were next going to see each other she found that particularly upsetting, so we always tried to fix future dates.
    The rainy season in the Caribbean can be pretty severe but even after hours of torrential rain, the sun comes out and it's all dry in an hour or two. It's not cold even when it's raining, so I would be tempted so say go out in the summer holidays so you can stay for longer. I'm guessing your daughter will want you to see the country at it's best, but it is a long way to go for two weeks, and going in the summer would give you much more time with her.
     
  10. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    No,it should not. If hospitals are opened,which they are,they should be staffed with fully trained competent staff. British hospitals scare me.
     
  11. Thanks for that Katy, I was just wondering if this march is a bit too soon as she only went back yesterday..
    It must have been heart breaking for you leaving your adult children behind..
    My family is spread all over the world, (think we have a bit of gypsy in our blood). My sister is in canada, and i did have a brother in Newzealand, unfortuantly he died a few years back, but my nephews ae still there.
    The internet makes it soo easy to communicate thought, web cams etc. I chat to my sister and daughter every night, which is great
     
  12. katycustard

    katycustard Occasional commenter

    It wasn't too bad when we inintially went daffodilval because of all the excitement involved and the big kids were very keen for us to go so they would have a great holiday destination. All of them came out and learnt to Scuba dive while we were there.
    However, missing them and the grandchildren was a big part of the decision to come home. I used to sing 'wind the bobbin up' to my baby granddaugther on Skype and she would do the actions while looking at this strange face singing to her from the screen!
     

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