Oh yes we are, even though it is now near the end of June (how the hell did that happen?) haven’t even confirmed where we’re going, let alone booked anything (!) I am determined that whilst Mabel is still um…portable, we should make the most of it and spend a week just the three of us, somewhere lovely.
There are two main things that concern me about a foreign adventure:
a) The amount of stuff we will need to take/think about – all of that sterilisation equipment, car seat, buggy, monitor, 345 muslin cloths…..
I know there are travel organisations that cater specifically for babies and young children but we haven’t been able to find something that suits location wise, everything seems a bit…isolated. Or incredibly expensive.
b) The heat. Mabel does’t like being in the slightest bit warm, her favourite outfit is her birthday suit. And where can you go in July/August where there isn’t the risk of it being really quite hot? I can’t imagine it being much of a break if we are confined to our air conditioned apartment for the majority of our stay.
Perhaps I am just being an over cautious new Mum, I’m not that much of a worrier in general and James and I have always been quite spontaneous/last minute when it comes to getaways but I guess when this incredibly important small person joins the fold your priorities completely change.
We’re considering a week in the UK instead, I think being a few hours drive away rather than a plane trip would make us feel more relaxed, and I suppose that’s the point.
We’re thinking perhaps heading to Cornwall or Devon but actually I quite fancy somewhere a bit different, just so as long as there are pretty walks, restaurants and things-to-see fairly near by. Somewhere within a few miles radius of a beach would be an added bonus but it’s not essential.
I know I touched on it in my And Then There Were Three Post but now I’m getting a bit desperate (to the point where I wish someone would just TELL me where to go and I politely obey) Where would you recommend folks, have you been to a nice hotel of self-catering cottage in the UK that would work for our little family? have you ever been in our situation i.e. potentially taking a 12 week old somewhere away from home for longer than a weekend? Did you take a load of stuff that you found you didn’t really need? Did you forget to take important things that you found you really did need?! Were you making as much of a meal out of it as I am?!
As always your thoughts and advice would be much appreciated!
P.S It’s “Summer Week” all week on Rock My Style, we’ve got heaps of sunshine specific fashion and beauty inspiration for the months ahead!