My brother is coming out from Oz in November for a visit - with his GF and 4 of her family members.
It is my mom's 70th birthday while they are here. So...my brother wants all of us to go to Cape Town for a week.
Pmsl not when you are dealing with my family!
Ok - the story goes like so..
My parents are members of Flexi club holiday club right..so we go on holiday for next to nothing.
They make a booking here
For my brother and his 5 cronies from New Zealand it will be R7800 - for Myself J and the kids it will be R2000.
For a full week in Cape Town?? Thats an insane price!
Not to mention the Strand is rather central for all the touristy places!
I am so excited..I cant wait to tell Fabian (my brother). Then he hits me with "ahh but if we want to go drinking in CT we won't be able to drive back"
Flip I was annoyed!! Then this morning he says the NZ contingent want to stay closer to town!
So my brother finds a place for R1100 PER DAY . I'm sorry but I just can't afford that! I'm not spending money thats been exchanged at a 5:1 ratio like they are! As it is with the other place I would have spent R10 000 (flights, accoms and car hire) before I even GOT to Cape Town!
So now he's all pissed off with me because I got upset about the price. And he doesnt want to go to Cape Town if we don't all go.
Another spanner in the works is that if my brother doesn't take the booking at the place they booked they don't want to go....which, in all fairness is a but unfair as my brother is paying for them.
The worst part s, I am the middle man between my folks and my brother. My dad gets pissed off with Fabian...shouts at me and vice versa..lol. It drives me batty!
So. I had a chat with J on the way home and he did kind of put it into perspective for me...kinda...maybe....a little.
He is right when he says its not often I get to see my brother....so...just go with the flow he tells me...lol.
That would be easier if I wasnt spending my girls school fee's for the year on a 7 day holiday! lol
The pic below was taken about 2 yrs ago..when my bro was out here last. Him myself and Lemmie went to Ballito for a week :)