Oh, how I wish this was us this Saturday!
Two years ago we ventured on our first holiday abroad since we had the children. It was fantastic, so much so it's the one thing we do now save up for and look forward to every year. Now for the past two years we have gone away this coming week in May half term - this year however, we have opted to go away in the Summer hols but I am wishing I was packing my bags now with a week in the sunshine relaxing, to look forward to!
The first year in Majorca was great, it was a week later due to the Jubilee but the weather and heat was perfect. Last year however in Ibiza, the pool was cold and there was a breeze so for the money, it wasn't perfect and the kids kept disappearing up to the room - they could do that at home! So we've opted to go away in the Summer this year but I'm already convinced it will probably be too hot for the boy even with a pool and air con.
So today in a spare half an hour I've been tentatively looking ahead to next year. I don't want to book anything until we've gone away this Summer and at least trialed the Summer heat. Next year is the last year Sophie could go away at half term as the following year she'll be taking her GCSE's (scary) so we do have a choice next year - I'm thinking possibly Greece at half term now they have flights there out of Bristol. Now if I was mega rich I'd happily do both but unless I win the lottery that's not going to happen.
The forecast isn't looking great here for half term week but we've garden projects to do and I'm sure Sophie will be wanting to go to Bath shopping. I'll have orders to keep on top of and I have a few days in the shop penciled in (next year's holiday fund!), so blink and the week will be gone and it is only 10 weeks to wait until we do go away.