I am SO excited – we have booked a holiday!
In 310 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes and 37 seconds we will be venturing off on our first family beach holiday abroad. I know that because the holiday app tells me so, not because I’m that excited I’m counting down every second, though actually I kind of am!
The last ‘proper’ holiday we went on was a babymoon when Bella was a 6 month old bump. Over 5 years ago. That’s actually the only ‘real’ holiday me and Ben have been on together. It wasn’t overly superb either as I was grumpy, emotional and sick from the pregnancy. We had a nice time, but I could have been much nicer to him. I think I was just uncomfortable and miserable as I am not one of those natural blooming during the pregnancy type of people, in fact I’m the total opposite.
By proper and real holiday I of course mean a jump on a plane to somewhere hot with a beach and pool and no responsibilities for a week (or longer if you’re lucky). We went to Cornwall last year and stayed in a house, but it was like being at home. It rained for five days, we went to Tesco every day, I washed, I cooked, I cleaned every single day. It didn’t feel like a holiday. Just a lot of money to technically move our house to a different house for a week.
This holiday will be different. It’s still almost a year away, but by then I’ll be really ready for it! It’s a long way away as I needed extra time to pay for it. That’s because I’ve gone all out and decided to treat us to something we’d never normally look at. It’s a 5* premier all-inclusive hotel on a beach with pools and it looks AMAZING.
The children will be 5 and 3, which will hopefully be much more manageable ages for four hours of flying. We do fly to see Ben’s family in Germany 1-2 times a year, but that’s only one hour so it’s been OK with a whingey child!
Feeling inspired by the blog article 5 little luxuries you can only get on holiday by holiday website Destination2, here are the top 10 things I’m looking forward to on our beach holiday:
- No cooking
- No cleaning
- No alarm clocks
- Beach walks
- Great views
- Making memories
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