So D convinced me not to go ahead with the flight purchases for the New Year. I've already put in for my holidays so we'll just have to see what end up happening. He is positive that we will get the flight and price we want closer to the end of the year.
Now that we've decided on moving some cash out and investing it, I know I'm going to feel a bit weird not seeing cash. I was getting used to it and it made me feel safe. It's still there, just under a different guise.
Reminding myself that the savings accounts are paying something like 1% helps. We are keeping $5000+ around still so it won't completely be emptied plus we need an everyday working account for odds and sods.