Friday, 15 February 2013

Time Out


Myself and Husband have been talking about taking a family break. It doesn't matter where, we just feel that it's time to start considering a nice holiday for this year. Now, if you read my blog you'll know that I'm off pretty soon with some other fabulous bloggers to climb Mount Snowdon. I'm actually going to treat this as my own little break (after all I'll get a full nights sleep which is rare!)

Husband has something planned with his football mates at some point this year too so we both get an individual 'night off.' What we both really want however, is to take one of those good old short break holidays. Oh to pack up those dusty suitcases (it's been 2 years) and head off to a chosen destination leaving work, housework, endless lists of bills and meal plans behind. I spend an awful long time some nights browsing through different holiday sites lusting after holiday homes, cosy cabins and even some pretty nice caravan parks! We've made a bit of a goal for 2013 to have a real family holiday and I hope we can achieve this with some planning, sacrificing of luxuries and topping up that good old 'holiday fund' jar that's stashed (somewhere) in the house!

There are plans though. Exciting plans. Plans that really will make a family holiday become an actual huge family gathering of sorts. In June, my Aunt and Uncle who live in the beautiful countryside of Cambridge, hold a mini music festival. When we last went up (in 2011) Little Man was only a baby and now he's bigger and doesn't require so much 'luggage' I know if we managed to work it out right we could hot foot it up there for one of those much needed midweek breaks I hear people talk about.

 I can just see it now...Little Man and Midge dancing to the drums and guitars in the mud, laughing and running around with all their other cousins. Husband and I could chat and catch up and even though it isn't cabins or holiday parks (although it is caravans and tents!) and it isn't hot, beaming sun or fun, twisting slides, it would still be such an amazing holiday.

Tiny Little Man on his first holiday
June 2011
Midge and Little Man loved their home for the holiday!
A beautiful Cambridge sunset
 Are you planning a family break this year? If so where to? Are you, like us, pinching the pennies wherever possible for that one week of de-stress? I'd love to know!

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14 comments:

  1. My husband and I are going to South Africa for a few weeks in May. We will be able to spend time with our older son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, aged 7 and 5. We will also see all our own siblings and some friends. We are booked into a holiday cottage in the country for two weeks and hope that people will come and visit us there so that we don't have to race about visiting them. We are really looking forward to it. Fortunately, we have money in South Africa to cover tickets and all other costs; we couldn't do it otherwise.

    Meanwhile, I'm off to Bahrain on Monday to see our other son and his family. This one is on my own so I won't count it as a family holiday.

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    1. Oh wow South Africa that will be so wonderful. Hope you had a safe trip today and enjoy your trip to see your son and his family xx

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  2. Having decided not to go abroad this year hubby and I are thinking of centerparcs. Yet to be decided for sure thought, your break sounds lovely! X

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    1. Centerparcs is also something we've been looking at. I hope its as good as it sounds! Thanks for your comment xx

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  3. We are off to Weymouth with haven. Thanks to England and Wales having different term times it works out very cheap ;-) x

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    1. Oh have fun at Haven, i forgot about them! x

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  4. We're thinking about renting a cottage in Pembrokeshire or the Lakes for a week. Can't wait! xx

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  5. We are just having 3 days away on the east coast for May bank holiday it was my brothers idea as he wanted the whole family to get away together and it happens to be on his birthday.
    It's a budget get away in a caravan with my parents, brother and his girlfriend and my brood so even if its not the prettiest or sunniest of places it will be a get away.

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    1. Sounds like a really nice holiday you have planned Kelly. Budget holidays are totally my thing too, hope you have a wonderful time x

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  6. Co-incidently we are off to North Wales, and I'll be climbing Snowdon (on the train) at the end of June, as well as visiting lots of the narrow gauge steam railways and Llanfair P.G. on Anglesey.

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    1. Oooh have a great time Joy I know I can't wait to go!! xx

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  7. Cambridge is lovely, my Aunt and Uncle live there too. Sounds like that will be fun. It's so hard saving up for holidays though isn't it! x

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    1. Oh it's so hard yes. I'm really looking forward to this break away x

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