I am ridiculously excited about this holiday! This is the first time the five of us have been away without staying with family. I've been planning it since LAST summer, I've tried to be as organised as I possibly can be so that we can just get on and have fun. I've been watching the weather forecast for a week!
Friday morning and we got up at the normal school time and I rushed around making sure everything was checked off the list, packed up the car.... And still had 3 hrs before we were due to set off. Whoops...! Still, plenty of time to get the kids bathed and have a bit of lunch, triple check everyone has been to the toilet before we set off.
It's a 3 hour drive to our holiday, but it took 4. Damn the M6 and its pointless speed restrictions! To be fair to the kids they were ok for the vast majority of the drive. The got restless and giddy for the last half hour or so. But when we actually arrived it was like someone had shoved rockets put their backsides! They went loopy!
Our "Little house" as the kids call it, is purple! Tom wanted a pink one but settled for this as his next best colour, hee hee! It's basic but ok. We wouldn't want anything posh with our lot anyway. We unpacked and went for a walk before having a late dinner and trying to get the kids settled into bed (not an easy task this night, believe me!)
It's as beautiful as ever here, and we were welcomed with clear blue skies. Looking forward to some adventuring in the morning.