We are due to go to a cottage in Minehead week Friday, which we'd originally booked for May last year. There are seven of us sharing the cottage, so the original cost of just over £1,200 seemed quite reasonable split between us. When we postponed to May this year we got a refund of just over £100, then we had to postpone again and paid just over £200 more for the September week of our choice. I've looked at May and September for the same cottage next year and the price has been hiked to over £2k! I think we have had a bargain!
I got a call from the owner today, as she contacts all the renters personally to given them the low down on the cottage, that's a first and very encouraging. As Graham said earlier...only ten more sleeps to go!
On a different tack, I wonder how we'll fare this autumn, given that more and more people seem to be behaving as if it's all over? Are we due a resurgence? One of our holiday party (my cousin's wife) has a friend who works for the Ambulance Service in North Wales. The friend caught Covid last year and has now caught it a second time, not as badly fortunately, though she still hasn't recovered taste and smell properly after the first time. So I don't think we are out of the woods yet.
Despite that, I'm quite looking forward to having my first meeting with a small number of colleagues on campus this coming Friday morning. The first time I've been to a face to face work meeting since the first lockdown. We've been sent a list of strict instructions, including not to close windows and doors in the meeting room, and not to move the (socially distanced) furniture, so I think I'll feel quite safe. I've started a new job (12 month secondment) this month, so it will be nice to meet new colleagues face to face for the first time.