Todays post in English
Yesterday morning there was a complete chaos in our house…
the day before we had been in the mountains ( voss) to play golf..
in our bag we ha a couple of beers each…
it was our vacation and my son had promised to drive home
After 18 holes we went for pizza before driving bak home
in the restaurant we started to talk about going to Spain to play golf next week
as said, it was our vacation – but we had not made any plans yet…
«we´ll look into it when we get back home» I said
I dont like to order or make bookings with my phone – I NEED a computer – I NEED to be able to investigate every possibility – I NEED to make the booking myself – I NEED full control!
YES I AM A CONTROLFREAK!!
…but in the backseat on the way home, my then euphorically boyfriend and my sons buddy started to look up available apartments and airline tickets….
before I knew it the apartment was booked…
without me seeing any pictures…
«It looks great» my boyfriend jodles from the backseat..
even the fact that it has a kitchen ( which I think is quite mandatory for an apartment) excites my boyfriend at this time….
I can feel the sweat break at my forehead…..
And then they find very cheap airline tickets going to Spain..
«we´ll find the return tickets later – it will all turn out great» the globetrotter in the back proclaims…..
I can feel the adrenaline starting to boil – I want to scream – but I try to keep calm….
The next day, we start the hunt for plane tickets for the return, of course they are insanely expensive…
but finally I do manage to find some at an ok price, but 4 days later than we had planned to go back home…
I feel brave and book them without having any place to stay the last 4 days in Spain…
«It has to work out – right? » I think to my self, while images of me and my boyfriend sleeping on the dirty pavement in Spain, runs trough my head…
A cousin of mine who owns a house not far from there – luckily comes to our rescue and invites us to stay with them for the last days of our vacation.
I book a rental car from the airport and for our entire stay in Spain –
and finally I can breath normally again…
Now everything is ready!!
AND I AM STARTING TO LOOK FORWARD TO IT ALL – IT IS ONLY 2 DAYS AHEAD!!!
AND THE WEATHER FORECAST ARE PROMISSING 30 DEGREES ( *C) 86 (*F)
Then som cryptic messages are arriving on our Trip advisor account…
from the guy renting out his apartment;
In short: THE APARTMENT ISNT AVAILABLE!!!
the panic is back…..
…..BUT he has another apartment we can rent if we want…
puh ( again)…
some strange messages back and forth
and then suddenly an alarming messages arrived yesterday morning:
«There is no booking ,trip advisor gave your deposit back and I’m not allowed to contact you due to there rules sorry»
Who does not read that messages as if there is no apartment for us???
AND THE CONTROLFREAK FREAKS OUT!!!
My boyfriend got dragged out of bed before the birds woke….
there were messages to the landlord and trip advisor…..
( and it was not cosy messages!)
phone calls to anyone who might have the slightest connection to the case…
and text messages to who ever I thought of at the time
I looked everywhere for some other apartment to rent – and I could only find big villas in an extreme price range
«Well this is turning out to be one hel…… of av vacation» I thought – ready to book one of the houses…
But finally an answer from the landlord came:
«My friend , you are not understanding what I’m saying there is a apartment for you here no problem at all , but you need to go back on TripAdvisor again pay a deposit then I except it you then pay the balance and we can then get each other’s contact details
Our hosting time expired before we completed the booking»
So finally I feel calm about our plans
tomorrow we leave for a much wanted vacation…..
The golf gear is packed with the bikini
and we are so looking forward to it….
BUT FIRST WE ARE GOING TO A ROBBIE WILLIAMS CONCERT TONIGHT!!!
Are we looking forward to that!!!
and no worries;
I booked those tickets
they were already in the house in 2016
and has their on little space in my draw 🙂
I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND
MAYBE I SEE YOU TONIGHT AT THE CONCERT?
❤ ❤ ❤