Holidays are a funny thing aren’t they? We save up lots of money, buy new clothes and get so excited just to go and stay somewhere different for a week or two.
Why do we do it? Sure, having a week away is nice but the day you get back and have to start on that mountain of washing and ironing it doesn’t really feel like you’ve been away.
Is it not having to go to work? The sunshine? The food? A rest?
I love holidays. I love them even if my ‘holiday’ is going camping in the Peak District for the weekend. M just shakes his head at me when I say I’m excited about going on holiday, but I know he secretly is too!
My favourite two holidays have both been to Paphos in Cyprus. The first time we went there was to get married. Ten of us went and stayed in a lovely all-inclusive hotel on the sea front. Even though it was January and a lot of places were closed, we fell in love with the place.
We returned to Cyprus in September of the same year, just the 2 of us. This time we stayed in an apartment, ate out at a different restaurant every night and enjoyed drinks by the harbour. It was wonderful. I can’t wait to take C there although might wait a few years as I’m not sure I fancy a 5 hour flight with a baby!
Since C’s been here, we’ve been away for a weekend with my parents in a holiday cottage when she was just 3 weeks old and last October we went to Butlins.
We’re off to Butlins again on Monday, hence the holiday post, and I’m so looking forward to it now that C is that bit older and will be interested in the shows and everything thats going on.
We’ve got nothing else booked this year but we’re hoping to take C on her first camping trip or 2 when the weather is a bit warmer. Not planning on going far, just over to the Peak District again, but I’m already excited!
What do you love about holidays?
What has been your best holiday ever and where are you looking forward to going next?