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Portugal with a 3 month old! #AfWishIWasThere

Al Fresco holidays are running a competition called Wish I Was There. Offering the chance to win £400 of holiday vouchers and a camera. This gave me food for thought as a holiday is just what we need 🙂

We were thinking about a holiday long before we even knew that little C was cooking. Originally it was camping in France. Then we discovered we were pregnant so a change of plan and off to a villa in Portugal we went.

Well flying with a 3 month old wasn’t as stressful as I’d thought and once there we had an amazing time. It was just what we needed although the weather was very hot. Now don’t get me wrong I usually love warmer weather but I was a typical neurotic first time mother! You’d think I was transporting a celebrity around in the hire car hiding from paparazzi with the amount of shade I was providing! And when in the pushchair we are not talking shade think more total uv and sun block out! The poor little fella didn’t see day light for 2 weeks! Lol.

My most memorable moment was when we were all swimming in the pool and Little C was chilling out watching us. It really was a beautiful holiday.
My partners family are planning a trip again to the same villa unfortunately due to finances (just moved house) we are not able to go with them. This has been quite upsetting really as we have such lovely memories from the first time round. Little C is that much older so would be super excited to be going on a plane and to be visiting a new place.

I wish we were back there because time is precious. It’s very rare that we spend time together as a whole family due to crossing shift patterns and both working full time. Any annual leave taken where we stay at home invariably ends up being the start of another unfinished DIY project on the house. So a foreign holiday is an ideal opportunity to forget about the day to day things and just enjoy being a family.

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Ahhh Sunshine at last!!

We live in East Devon. You may or may not have seen on the news about the disastrous flooding that has happened recently? It has ruined lots of peoples homes and created havoc for all kinds of transport. I feel we are lucky in that our home is relatively unaffected…….apart from the leak in the roof but at least it is still standing and we have our home. For this I am thankful.

Due to the adverse weather conditions we have sort of become prisoners in our home. Unable really to go out and let Little C run off energy. It’s been terrible. We usually go out every day as I feel it helps to keep me sane! I think I suffer cabin fever lol. For the past 3 mornings we have woken up to hideous weather. We have baked, painted and played numerous games but tempers and tantrums were fraying…….we needed to get out!

This mornings sunshine was a welcome break. We grabbed our welly boots and hot footed it to the beach. Desperate not to miss a second of the glorious Vitamin D!! And as an added bonus LLP (Life Long Partner) aka Daddy was on lates so he was able to join us.

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Today has been the perfect end to my 2 weeks of Annual Leave…….back to work tomorrow!