If you missed it from the title, this post is coming live to you from the Algarve in Portugal where we're having the dreamiest holiday of lives here (I literally never want to come home, *wail).
I've written a couple of these 'What I've Learnt About My Kids on Holiday' style posts before, publishing my first last year during our summer holiday in the South of France...
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My brother and his fiancée have recently had a beautiful bouncing baby boy Zachary, and we've been excitingly chatting about his first holiday next year.
I've recently returned from a incredibly relaxing and restorative break at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, Portugal, where I spent 5 lush days with my favourite lady, my Mum, Vasoulla.
We feel truly lucky to have had quite a few fabulous, memorable holidays both here or abroad since the kids have come along mostly in Europe and the Med with some closer to home in Yorkshire and Wales. Long haul flights pre kids have taken a back seat but fun and often lots of sun has never been compromised (not counting our holidays to Wales)!
My child's Pre-School has two weeks off for October half term but instead of flying to South Africa ourselves to visit my husband's parents, we flew them over to Leeds so they could meet baby Alexander for the first time and have a holiday overseas themselves! It's been wonderful seeing them again and they've fallen head over heels with Baby A and relished in seeing their first grandchild Oliver again.
We're now back from two blissful weeks in the Algarve, Portugal, relieved to have brought the sunshine home with us, helping to ease away our holiday blues.
Tomorrow morning we'll be flying off to Portugal for two whole weeks in the sun and I can't wait. It will be 14 days of pure uninterrupted family time which means no work, social media or blogging for me so I can take a proper break.