Looking after a 5 year old and 3 year old has been extremely hard work over the last three years. Especially as the 3 year old stopped napping at about 12 months and is like the duracell bunny. She just keeps on going, full of energy day after day. Now the eldest is at school and the youngest at pre-school three mornings a week I have a little more time. However there are so many DIY jobs that have been neglected that these are keeping me busy. Also just finding the time to do homework with the eldest is challenging when the youngest is constantly wanting to get involved.
I do feel it’s time to put some effort back into this blog though as it helps to write things down and be creative. So in the last year or two we’ve been busy doing lots of outings to Whipsnade Zoo as we have an annual pass there. We’ve also got an Merlin annual pass which has been really great and I will probably post a separate post about the different things we have done with it so far.
As well as the normal days out we have enjoyed numerous holidays. The girls went on a plane for the first time last year to an all inclusive stay in Turkey and really enjoyed it. Another firm favourite has been Center parcs vossemeren where we must have been 4 or 5 times. This is due to the fact that my parents only live about 45 minutes from their and it is a lot more family friendly than their house. It is also a lot cheaper than a center parcs in the uk even if you include the Ferry. We usually take the ferry to Calais going there and then the night ferry to Hull from either Rotterdam or Zeebrugge coming back. This splits the journey up so it’s not two full days travelling and the girls really enjoy eating dinner and sleeping on the ferry.
We have also been lucky to have found two great deals to Disneyland Paris. One was in the the summer of 2016 and the other was just before christmas last year, both times were really magical.
I’m hoping to share some tips on these days out and holidays in separate blog posts. For now it’s just good to be back writing again after such a long break.