Grateful for a Getaway

Have you ever had a debate in your head (or with someone) if it’s a better idea to go on summer holidays at the start of summer or at the end. Obviously one at each end and perhaps another in the middle would be the most ideal…but that is not always possible.  The days of frequent travelling (are not over) but are just not as straight forward anymore now that we have two little ones and a lot more difficult to plan.  School holiday’s don’t affect us yet so we are lucky to be able to escape the mayhem (and cost) that peak season and school holiday dates bring.

Part of me feels that the pre- summer hype and the “what to buy” – have you got your sunscreen, the marine friendly one that is also organic and suitable to protect your sensitive skin from the prickly heat feeling (?!?), the sunglasses to match the bikinis from day to day, the must have rough roundie (aka, a generously sized round beach towel – super cool) and whatever else is on the “hot” list….. is it almost all pointless come September, I feel like it’s all past it’s sell by date as we read about the Autumn trends coming into store…

On the other hand, everything is on sale, even sunscreen! So we save more by stocking up on our summer goodies in the sales and our holiday’s in the same villa’s and hotels that others paid extortionate prices for in July and August are half the price in September, plus what’s better than the late summer sun in Europe, the sea water is warm, the unbearable heat has passed, and the tempretures are somewhere between 25 and 28 degrees rather than 30 – 38!

And now is a good time to add, that if we are ever complaining about the time of year we go on holiday, then we have our priorities completely wangled, we’re lucky to even use the word in our vocabulary. Some people around the world wouldn’t know what a holiday feels like. Lets get excited for our holidays no matter when or where they are and thank our lucky stars that we have the freedom to travel!  This is what I’m finding inspirational right now for my impending vacation.

Long lazy lunches

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Happy holiday’s to anyone going off on one soon

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