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Booster jab and Holiday insurance

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Good Afternoon Everyone. Hope you're all keeping as well as possible. Just had my booster jab. Yesterday and no ill affects at all. And have booked my 2 months holiday to Spain to get away from the winter hopefully here. Holiday insurance has gone up again..quoted me over 500 for a single trip but eventually got it down with less cover for 350. But 2 years ago only paid 440 for a yearly policy for 2 people. So definitely getting more expensive

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I thought it would. Risk of covid, risk of cancellation etc, plus I think you have added to your pre existing medical conditions since your last holiday.Mine went up quite a lot, can’t remember what it was prior though!

If you don’t mind, can you tell me which company you are going with (for insurance I mean)

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Bingo88 in reply to Troilus

Yes I went with All Clear in the end. But I should have shopped around more because on a comparison site I found Puffin insurance was cheaper. But never heard of them. I rang All Clear up for a price because if you had conditions that haven't been treated in the past 2 years they wasn't bothered about them. So it's best to ring up and explain verbally

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Troilus in reply to Bingo88

Lovely. Thank you Bingo. I’ll make a note of that. Thank you

I was quoted £800 for a single trip for two.. Not bad as diagnosed with cancer as well as my usual complaints, expensive but peace of mind.

I had my booster yesterday also and felt lightly unwell and headache.. Better than COVID though.

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Bingo88 in reply to Ern007

I know its a lot of money. But I say I can't take it with me and I am going to enjoy it while I am well enough too

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Ern007 in reply to Bingo88

That's the spirit. so true..

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Bingo88 in reply to Ern007

Yes exactly Ern007. You work all your life and you're lucky if you survive to enjoy retirement at all and I bet the biggest majority have health problems. That either means they can't enjoy retirement or you pay an arm and a leg for insurance and you get clobbered again after 70 I believe. Hope you're keeping as well as possible. Brian

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Ern007 in reply to Bingo88

I hope you get away Brian and money is no good hoarded, I am not OK to go abroad yet, got to have another op. I hope in the spring/summer to go to Zante - Really is what Greece is about and the cost??? as you say you can't take it with you.. This if I make it will be my last trip. so I want a good one no matter the cost. Take care brian and enjoy what you can... Ernest....

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Bingo88 in reply to Ern007

Thanks I intend to. Hope you get your break next year

So many things have gone up Brian including travel insurance. I’m pleased you’re able to get away to Spain Brian. I’m sure you’ll have a lovely time. Xxxx

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Bingo88 in reply to sassy59

Thanks so much love. Hope you and Pete are keeping as well as possible. Yes I shall be in my happy place. Sadly I will be on my own. But I have friends over there and hopefully friends coming over for January as well. Take care both of you. And you do a great job contributing to this group. I am on every day but don't always comment. Enjoy your weekend xx

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sassy59 in reply to Bingo88

You’ll have a great time with friends and visitors Brian. Pete and l are fine thank you and enjoying each day as much as possible.Thank you for your kind words, this is such a friendly place to be.

Have a good weekend. Carole xxxxx

Lovely, Spain. I hope you will have a great time 😊 to get away and have some warmer temperatures. All prices went up extremely it's just risk prices they all afraid and it's understandable everyone will be Keep safe the best way they can. But glad that you got a good price. You take care and enjoy!!! 😁🤗

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Bingo88 in reply to MELNEL

Thanks MELNEL. I call it rip off Britain. Because we always do get ripped off. Just hope they come down as quickly if this ever ends. Hope you're keeping as well as possible love

Hello Brian, 👋😄

I am so pleased you feel okay after your booster but I am even more happy you are finally getting back to Spain and to the warm weather. It's been long in coming. You deserve the break. xx 🌞

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Catgirl1976 in reply to Caspiana

That's lovely for Brian getting back to Spain!

Saturday will be the first time we have stayed away from home since just before everything shut down back in March 2020 when in the February then our last stay away from home was to Exeter.

How are you and chom?

Baby is well and still spoilt!

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Caspiana in reply to Catgirl1976

Hello there. 😄

Chom is at the moment staring down my latest piece of craft work whom he seems to have taken a distinct disliking to. But he is doing well thank you so much for asking Catgirl1976 . How are you? It must be getting quite nippy now? xx ❄️☃️

Corgi dog.
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Catgirl1976 in reply to Caspiana

I'm fine thanks and looking forward to going away tomorrow but we are keeping expectations low though.

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Caspiana in reply to Catgirl1976

Do take care and stay safe. xx ♥️

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Catgirl1976 in reply to Caspiana

Thanks. I have packed loads of masks and sanitises so I am well prepared.

I admit freely that I was disappointed and angry when my usual holidays got cancelled in 2020 but I have come to terms with that now and thankfully they can easily be rearranged for another day but at the time it can feel like the world has ended when these blows strike!

I bet I will really really enjoy the weekend away all because I have had to have waited for it!

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Alberta56 in reply to Caspiana

I wonder what Chom's got against that unfortunate dolly?

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Caspiana in reply to Alberta56

Oh it's a snowman I made for Christmas for the front door. He's not finished yet so he sits in my room. Chom doesn't like it , I think he believes it to be some kind of imposter. xx 😂

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Bingo88 in reply to Catgirl1976

Thanks for your good wishes Catgirl1976

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Catgirl1976 in reply to Bingo88

Last night I couldn't sleep because I was so excited about going away tomorrow which will be our first weekend away from home since just before everything shut down in March 2020 as we stayed in Exeter in the February then and that was the last time we stayed away from home.

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Bingo88 in reply to Caspiana

Thank you my lovely friend. Yes it has and I would have already been there for my 90 days allowance. But I have had to find somewhere to live. And that has been hard work. So I am just going for 2 months and then hopefully I can get to go and see my brother for the 1st time in Gran Canaria. Where he lives and works. Hope you are keeping safe and well also Cas. And Chom is doing well. Take care. Brian

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Caspiana in reply to Bingo88

You go and have a jolly good time my friend. xx 😊👋

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Bingo88 in reply to Caspiana

Yes I intend to enjoy as much as possible while I am well enough to do it

Great stuff Brian. 2 months in Spain. My holiday insurance is through my bank and I have to pay an excess of around £230 for the year. My husband will be 70 next year so it will hike up again. Enjoy your stay and the company of friends and your brother. X

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Bingo88 in reply to watergazer

Thanks so much Hope you get to enjoy another break very soon too

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watergazer in reply to Bingo88

We’re off to the sun 🤞for a week on Wednesday. I’m suffering a bit with a shoulder injury so I’m hoping the heat will help. Xx

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Bingo88 in reply to watergazer

Oh lovely. Yes hope it helps. Certainly will not do any harm. Enjoy

Good to hear your booster jab gave you no problems Brian. I had mine yesterday as well, just have a sore arm and a bit of a headache. Its also really good news to hear you are off to sunny Spain, I am sure you will feel alot better over there. I enquired at the post office for insurance and theirs was alot cheaper. Have a great holiday and enjoy yourself x

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Bingo88 in reply to Izb1

Thanks lzb1. Yes I always enjoy Spain over Xmas time. Usually do 6 weeks. But doing just a few days short of 60 this time. Been busy trying to find somewhere to live. Else I would have done 90 days. Got things to sort out in February. I have looked on a few sites and the post office was about the same for me as I paid. Only Puffin insurance was cheaper. But as always I found it after I had taken out the policy with All Clear. Hope you feel better soon from your booster and get a holiday as well soon. Brian

Best way to break it down to cost per week - so doesnt seem too bad.Great idea to go to Spain over winter.which part do u go to x

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Bingo88 in reply to Patk1

I am stuck with the Costa Blanca. Its just memories for me now there of me going there with my parents over 35 years ago. And although it's changed. I still enjoy the variety of things to do and places nearby to visit. I am staying in 2 areas this time. I am meeting up with friends from a Facebook group down in La Zenia area. For 21 days over Xmas and New year and then coming up to Benidorm on the 7th for a month. So really looking forward to just relaxing

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Patk1 in reply to Bingo88

I luv the Costa Blanca.cant beat it.itll be lovely 😎🍊🍉☕🥤🥃🥂🍹⛴🌞Xxxxx

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Bingo88 in reply to Patk1

Yes it's nice and relaxing. Prefer out of the main season. I am not a big drinker. I might have 6 pints between midday and midnight. I love to jump on the bus to Albir if you know it and also El Compello is another nice place

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Patk1 in reply to Bingo88

Iv heard of them but haven't been.perfect temperature.even on own,can relax + people watch.whn do u go x

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Bingo88 in reply to Patk1

I go the 16th of December and come back the 10th of February

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Patk1 in reply to Bingo88

Perfect x

Hope you have a nice holiday Brian and send us pictures again. It will be nice to see the sun if only on a photo xx

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Bingo88 in reply to CDPO16

Yes I will do. Thank you. Technology is leaving me behind. And I don't find this site easy to negotiate but will do my best. Hope you're as well as possible

Enjoy your break- it sounds great.

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Bingo88 in reply to Alberta56

Thanks very much. I love my breaks in Spain for Xmas and New year. Haven't been for 2 years because of the virus. But really looking forward to this year. Usually around 23 degrees Xmas day. Which is lovely

Hope you have a wonderful time overseas and thank you for the insurance information.Glad you had your jab with no problems.

After going around in circles over 3rd primary dose of covid jab in despiration my hubby took me to a walk in clinic in Nuneaton today.

I didn't have an appointment but had my NHS letter they were absolutely marvellous ,saying they had received info re 3 Rd primary jabs and there was absolutely no problem not having an appointment.

So so grateful to the supervisor there and all the staff.

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Bingo88 in reply to Cloudancer

So pleased you had your booster. It is all very Chaotic with mixed messages all the time. Thanks yes I shall have a wonderful holiday

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