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Hi All,

I left home on 10th June on an estimated one year rtw jaunt. I knew when I left that my mum's 50th birthday would fall during October this year. I was told that she wouldn't be doing anything for her birthday.

I now find out that she is having a party for the family which is approx 30 of us. I am very tempted to fly home for the event to UK from Guatamala. Would land on the saturday morning and fly back out on the sunday morning. Would cost me just under $1000.

Have concerned that I will somehow without wantin to overshadow the event.
Do I tell any of the family if I do go back that I am coming back?

I am very confused right now so any comments and opinions will be gratefully received

Kind regards

Paul

On the road leaving San Francisco and heading towards Mexico next thursday :-)
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Are the people gathering to celebrate her birthday or you?

It's only a easy flight there and back, right?

Have you been crowned some type of royality since having left?

Is there more to this?
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They are gathering to celebrate her birthday, i dunno, guess I maybe showing some of my own insecurities.

Tis an easy flight, and very tempted to go.

Think as with every question I probably already know the right answer

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Stay in Blighty for a few days longer and spend time with your mum .
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Stay in Blighty for a few days longer and spend time with your mum .

Yep, and bring her something from your travels. Something just for her.
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......i dunno, guess I maybe showing some of my own insecurities.
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Never forget that all those other people attending have been leading their own lives, too.
Maybe one got a new swimming pool, another won a large bacarat hand, another has started horse riding lessons, etc....
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Thank you lone rider and dodger

Will see if it possible to stay over on the sunday and fly back on the monday, am tempted not to say anything at all to any of the family, just rock up

Now to find something very special from Mexico or Guatamala......

Thank you once more
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Thank you lone rider and dodger

Will see if it possible to stay over on the sunday and fly back on the monday, am tempted not to say anything at all to any of the family, just rock up

Now to find something very special from Mexico or Guatamala......

Thank you once more
Oh sheesh - one day - gosh you are so generous with your time !
Make sure you take all your laundry as well .

Kids !
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Dodger,

Well if I honest I did think about the week but know she will be back at work, and she is off to Canada as well some point near that date, so thought at least the sunday she would be around.

I always try to do my best , just dont always get it right :-)

Paul
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Oh sheesh - one day - gosh you are so generous with your time !
Make sure you take all your laundry as well .

Kids !
OK...that's funny.
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Dodger,

Well if I honest I did think about the week but know she will be back at work, and she is off to Canada as well some point near that date, so thought at least the sunday she would be around.

I always try to do my best , just dont always get it right :-)

Paul
Good enough mate ,just go , there will be a time when she won't be around anymore .
Best of luck .
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