Crawling to the end of term

We seem to be the only area in the whole country that doesn’t have holidays starting for a whole other week. I was very pleased with this when I saw the calendar months ago as it instantly meant we could go somewhere and potentially pay cheaper prices. What I didn’t anticipate though is that it would feel like a bit of a slog by this week and it feels like we are literally crawling towards the finish line. Just five more days of school to go and we will finally be on holidays. I cannot wait. I think Zs teachers cannot wait either. Everyone at school looks a bit weary and with school germs bouncing about everyone is ready for some good time off.

The other thing I didn’t anticipate is that we would have no clue where to actually go on holiday. I’m a bit nervous taking Baby E on his first trip abroad yet and don’t want to do crazy long connecting flights. That doesn’t stop me looking at deals to the Maldives on the Internet and trying to talk myself into just booking it! (It’s way too far and expensive though). We’ve looked at everything from New York to Miami to Abu Dhabi to Rome to Turkey to Agadir and finally decided on….London baby!

A nice safe trip to Legoland, Windsor and a few lovely days in London being typical tourists and eating lots of good food. It felt very right when we decided and I feel a bit strange for passing up a trip abroad but, for now, this feels right and maybe we will go somewhere in the summer. We haven’t quite booked anything yet but we have always been a bit last minute so that doesn’t bother me much.

Our aim for the next week is to make a firm of determination and crawl to that finishing line to the start of our Easter holidays. We can do this!!


  1. Nikki Thomas April 2, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    It always feels like we are crawling to the next school holiday in this house and I think we all feel it towards the end. I’m sure you will have a lovely break, I love London and Legoland is a favourite so I’m sure it will be amazing
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  2. Sarah MumofThree World April 2, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I love this photo so much! London sounds like a very good idea. Enjoy being tourists and having a nice, quiet Legoland!
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  3. Verily Victoria Vocalises April 3, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I’ll be so envious of your holidays when are back! I hope you have a wonderful time #MySundayPhoto
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  4. Tim April 3, 2016 / 12:32 am

    It’s tough and tiring with the longer term but enjoy the time at Legoland and London without the extra hassle of the usual school holiday crowds – definitely an upside!

  5. Coombemill April 3, 2016 / 12:43 am

    Aw just look at them both together, they are such good friends and Z a great big brother.
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  6. John Adams April 3, 2016 / 6:33 am

    Enjoy Legoland, it is awesome. It’ll be better than Abu Dhabi, Maldive or New York with an infant!

  7. Natalie April 3, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Ah my girls only started their holidays on Friday and we did’t even think to go away – definitely missed a trick! Going abroad can be quite stressful with a baby so I think you made the best decision. Enjoy!

  8. Suzanne3Childrenandit April 3, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Wow that is so late! The bonus is though that the final summer term won’t seem so long. Ours is going to go on forever! Hope you find some nice things to do. X
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  9. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope) April 4, 2016 / 10:34 am

    We are also impatient last week for the half term to come. We would go on our school run and see people have their break already!

    This is such a nice photo to go with the post! I hope you can find a place where it will be comfortable to go with a baby =)

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  10. Mummy of Two + 1 April 6, 2016 / 8:23 am

    That’s crazy late compared to everyone else, I’d be going mad too! You’ll be the one laughing though when we are all back up early for the school run and your lazing about in your PJ’s 😀 Enjoy your holidays x
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  11. Sarah Christie April 6, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    These holidays have been such a pain haven’t they grrr, although I have had Joe off all week with a high temperature and a cough, its much better when easter is at easter although like you say with a bit of planning we could have got a great deal. I booked a holiday last week to Ikos resorts in Greece and cant wait, then after the hols we will meet for that coffee x

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