A choppy tide can await winter UK holidaymakers.
BLOGGER Aqeela offered this post for Have a Lovely Time and it has brought memories flooding back of the first holiday we spent with our baby twins- in a rainy Welsh caravan park. Surrounded by sick and poo, we might as well have been at home.
I wished the whole week away as I stood at the sink scrubbing bottles. Can you remember your first holiday with children. Was it a success?
And what tips would you offer to make it one?
We’ve just come back from a week away in Cornwall. I’d been looking forward to spending some time there for ages – it has been two years since we last went and we are ‘supposed’ to go every year really. I just love it there, we’re not really ones for going abroad, and as I have family in Cornwall it makes sense to go there. Plus the scenery, the villages, the harbours, the beaches, it’s all just wonderful. I always come back feeling so inspired, and ready to get rid of the bad habits and incorporate more of the good.
But this time was different, no longer just me and my hubby, waltzing around gardens, flying the kite on the beach, spending whole days wondering the little cobbled streets, trying hard to stick together through crowds of tourists. Nope, this time there were three of us. It was Dave’s first holiday.
In my head, I had visualised a wonderful treat, Cornwall at Christmas, glittering baubles and twinkling fairy lights, Christmas trees in shop windows, hours huddled together on beaches whilst managing to keep out the cold, hot flask of tea in hand. You know, a romantic getaway, love hearts surrounding our little family as Dave gets his first taste of ice cream and we’re just so happy together.