Friday, 10 April 2015

The trouble with holidays...

Nikon camera firmly in hand. 

iPhone 6 plus charged to its max. 

Brand new selfie stick all ready for action. 

All could only mean one thing; it's our holiday time!

After waiting impatiently for two years since my last flight to the beautiful Sharm El Sheikh, I was super excited to get away and spend some quality time with my family. 

Life has become ten times busier for us all the past few months since I started my university course last September. Don't get me wrong, I love it. Plus, fulfilling a life long dream to get a degree in nutrition. However nothing ever, ever could take the preferable need to spend time with my gorgeous children. They still remain the keepers of my heart even though they are fast approaching young adulthood. They have adjusted so amazingly. After being such an available (yet hands on) mum who works her hours around them, extra pocket money was not such a bribe, rather a dangled carrot. 
These lovely twins do their bit around the house and they now have to walk to and from school 3 days a week. 

The chance to get away from it all in the hope that we spend quality time with blue skies and equally a shade of lighter blue reflecting in the sea, was a treat indeed. 

Problem: holidays give you the opportunity to realise just how much you're running on adrenalin. Of course this is bad for the adrenal glands. Catching up with a ten minute nap, eating lunch slowly (even eating lunch) and walking slower than usual are treats. Usually, busy lives chasing tails become the norm. Allowing yourself to realise how life could and perhaps should be can be toxic. Going back to life as you know it can make you feel glum. 

Worry not though. With so many deals on holidays these days, it's perfectly usual to book again soon. 

Where might we go next time?

Would we return here?

I'll share some of our snapshots. A review of the hotel is coming soon. 

Are you off on your travels soon? Maybe you've already been. Let me know your travel dreams in the comments below. 

Much love

Louise xoxo







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