untitledOn the day of my 40th Birthday I was presented with an envelope from my hubby.¬†Inside it said that I would be going away for 3 days on the 24th January in a ‘forest lodge with hot tub’ location unknown. From that minute I was counting the seconds till the 24th which was a huge 9 days away. My hubby never gave anything away to where we were going, and as we packed the car up last Friday morning, the Sat nav was turned away from me. I am quite surprised he did not lock me in the boot !… Continue reading

CP Xmas 2 years ago we were lucky enough to spend the Christmas break at Centerparcs. We had been 4 times around the Christmas period for their Winter Wonderland, but never for Christmas Day itself. We only booked the break at the beginning of December, and after deliberating about it for weeks, a stressful day at work for my hubby gave me the YES love you can book it.

The next few weeks were a blur of excitement and mild panic. Panic from my daughter as to how Father Christmas would find us. As we were booked to see Father Christmas on Christmas Eve, I suggested we let him know our lodge number.… Continue reading

WinterAs you may have noticed from my blog we love going away. Around this time of year I find myself looking around the internet for some inspiration for a Winter beak away. We LOVE going away at this time of year, and 2 years ago we were lucky to spend the Christmas break at Centerparcs. Other years have seen us go away for a few days before the hectic Christmas period starts. Whilst others may hate the stress of going away at this hectic time of year, for me it encourages us to be all sorted for Christmas. I can go and enjoy a few days away knowing the presents are all wrapped and shipped off to Father Christmas !… Continue reading

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I LOVE holidays to the point where I think I am bordering on becoming a holiday addict. I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to… though I am sure the credit card would not agree.

Its funny as when I met my husband we only went on 2 holidays before we had the children. One of them was to Benidorm for a week (I dont actually remember much about this holiday… All inclusive… lots of vodka… say no more) and the other was to Mexico for our Honeymoon.

We went on our first holiday when our first born was 9 months old.… Continue reading

IMG_2123Last weekend I was fortunate enough to go away for a WHOLE weekend with no kids or husband. My best friend turns 40 in November, and her fantastic husband had paid for her to hire a lodge with a hot tub. So after a meeting to discuss who would be taking what (well we basically just needed a swimsuit and alcohol for the weekend !!) it was time for Friday and our weekend could begin. After packing the kids off to school, of course with a big hug and several kisses from me, it was time to load the car. I actually thought I was going away for about 2 weeks judging how full the car was.… Continue reading

The Glamping Pod

I am linking this post (which is my very first blog post from September 2013) with Tots100 Be Inspired linky looking back at Summer memories

Remember the summer holidays ? We have got 4 days of school runs under our belt, and I must admit the summer holidays now seem a distant memory. I was lucky enough to have most of the school holidays off, and I knew I wanted to keep the kids busy. We love our holidays as a family and I always start thinking about the summer holidays around Easter time. As we had been to Florida in May I knew our holidays had to be fairly cheap, but I also wanted a few breaks away.… Continue reading