This Summer we braved our first ever family foreign holiday, it was also our first fly-n-flop style package holiday, not that there could be much flopping with Evelyn around!
Things I have learnt from this experience:
2- Actually if at all possible, unless you are under 4′ 6″ don’t get a charter flight at all
3- It doesn’t matter how much you try to wear Evelyn out, jumping about on a plane is far far more exciting than sleeping on one
8- There is a lot to be said for an exhausted child, a balcony and unlimited alcohol
Beyond that there isn’t a huge amount to say, (just as well given how much else I need to update the blog on!) Our days were spent mostly in the pool and Evelyn, to my delight, has finally decided she likes water, we had a couple of day trips to towns on the Island and spent a bit of time getting covered in sand, we survived the flights and Fred and I came home feeling rather more relaxed, and rather more like we’d actually seen something of each other, than we have done in months.
Would I rather have been having a third crack at climbing Mulhacen or finally managing to bother some Lemurs in Madagascar? Hmmm toughy but to be honest I think no. Those things will hopefully still be possible in the future but after two years of new baby, house move, house renovations, major changes at work, tag-team parenting etc etc, a week of effort free food and booze, swimming pools and snide remarks about Germans and sun loungers was just what we needed.
|Who needs sun-cream when you have this much sand on you?|
|Throwing some shapes at Junior Disco|
|Exploring with Daddy|
*Dessert buffet joke copyright Fred