Well on the 9TH of May set off at 3.34 am in the morning to travel to a car park north of Birmingham airport at Garretts green,( have used the car park three times before but not for over five years!).. well lots of building and development occurred and we had had trouble finding it!!, we were behind another couple who were lost as well in the vicinity, but trying to find somewere at 430 in the morning in the dark!! is difficult ( Bham approx 1 hour up motorway!) ..I was also desperate for a wee!! steroids and also NOW BP tablets, as have used several lots in last three to four years!.
Found it and then got bus to airport was a bit stressed!!, went to assistance desk... guy there said have you booked in at flght check in desk??!!. no so had to walk past his desk to check in desk !! quite a way!! and had to stand in check in queues!!, we ended up sitting at opposite ends of plane!! literally!!). went back to assistance desk.. people were moaning.. there was two guys for whole air port doing the assistance!!.
He wheeled me a few yards then went back for other passenger ( we were both reasonably mobile ( I CAN WALK SHORT distances) and so she could she ( she had breathing difficulties!!), frankly unless you are reasonably mobile Birmingham's provision was poor!
Any way got there to find much better provision at Zante's smallish airport!!.
Our hotel was lovely (we were self catering) so breakfasts, rollls and salads in and also meals out!. the sun was a warm 24 degrees just nice and some days a slight breeze.
The resort was quiet and our hotel virtually empty!!. met a couple from Bham.. guy has MS but was fully mobile as he had just has an infusion.
The holiday was to relax and to read, bit of sight seeing and a little walking.
We went on a boat trip to shipwreck and blue caves..im not brilliant on boats and inspite of my stugeron ( anti sickness tabs).. hmm slightly out of date I FOUND oops!!. FELT bit green.!
Got to shipwreck beach.. the sea was aquamarine and beautiful.. had to get down a ladder to beach!!, I had worn trainers luckily!!. managed it down . but on return. I couldn't haul myself up the ladder!!, had to ask my chap to give me an un lady like shove up the bottom from under neath to get me back up the ladder!!.
We has very nice food out , played mini golf.. plenty of rest seats, had a couple of cocktails, drunk some local wine, but drunk lots and lots of water!
on the last day in spite of spray!! got some mozzie bites unfortunately!! and I REACT badly.. my immune system!!. they become massive, red, and yellow pus ooozes out!! took anti histamines with me etc and steroid cream.. but on return to uk got script for flucloxacillin!
On return Greek air traffic control were on strike..and our plane was in Bham still!!, it couldnt enter Greek air space between 12 noon and 4pm due to strike, but everyone was in good humour and filled bagette and bottled water were provided, to the two flights affected ours and one of the Gatwick flights!!. we HAD paid resort Thomas cook rep £10.00 euros each to pre book seats together on return flight!!.
It was however a great holiday very relaxing... the only health problems were I COULDNT
get up boat ladder!! and I took my stick with my everywere my ankles swelled, probably
heat/ more walking?/ inflammation ? but felt so much better with gentle warmth.