I am a very lucky mum this summer. I have been relaxing on the beach in Spain for the past few days. It was some girly time for Chloe and I, time to just relax, read and recharge. It is something I plan to make a habit of! We had lazy mornings and evenings in great restaurants. One of our favourite restaurants is a very typical traditional Spanish restaurant. It isn’t one where lots of Brits go and that’s exactly why I like it. They do a fab meal of the day for a great price. You also get half a bottle of wine included but as I was with Chloe the waiter gave me the whole bottle to drink! Needless to say we went there more than once! When looking for new restaurants on holiday locations I always look at where the locals are going to. It is normally these hidden gems that offer the best food and best ambiance.
The weather was hot – really hot which we love. We spent our afternoons laid on hired beach beds and watched the world go by. I like people watching on holiday and hearing children playing and giggling is heart warming. If I put my hand on my heart I can whisper that I didn’t really miss Erin and Dylan as much as I thought I would. I think I really needed some time to recharge. Does that make me a bad mum? I am probably happy (ish) to admit that as they didn’t exactly appear to miss me as much as I thought they would either! I had left them with their dad afterall, who is more than capable of flying solo for a few days. Infact when Lee told Erin I was coming home tomorrow- she just replied ooh that’s exciting and then carried on as before!
However they are not missing out on all the fun, as a family we are heading to the beach next week. That makes one holiday done, one to go for Chloe and I (as I said at the start, lucky us)! We will be reviewing Travella holiday park and staying in a lovely caravan. Erin and Dylan are really looking forward to their turn at playing on the beach and getting in the pool for more swimming. The site also has a park ranger who will do pond dipping and things with the children. Therefore I need to make sure that they are kitted out correctly.
I have been getting all our holiday essentials together and part of that includes UV Sunsuits and aqua shoes which are ideal for pool side when it is a bit slippy or for wearing on hot sand. Erin can still be unsteady on her feet when its wet as her core muscles are quite weak. Last year Aqua shoes proved invaluable for giving her that extra grip. Suntogs sell a huge range of protective clothing for all the family. They also sell beach tents which I think I need to get before we go away. I like that it is all available in one place and I can order and kit out the whole family in one go.
I especially liked this suit for Erin. It is such a piece of mind knowing that she will not be damaged by the sun. My other essentials will obviously include wine and beer for the evenings. Dylan has borrowed some fishing rods from my dad which havent seen any water for about fifteen years and they need a good clean before they can be used. I don’t think we will end up travelling light for this journey and can already see that I will be filling the boot! Thank goodness for big seven seater cars!
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