All year at the little house, Mumma and Papa have been saving and putting aside money for the family’s annual summer holiday. Every year since their little girls have entered their lives they have made it a tradition to go away every summer after Christmas for a mini seaside holiday to relax and have a quiet new years after a busy Christmas period catching up with extended family and friends.
I’ve mentioned before that we prefer to spend money on family holidays and experiences for our little ones instead of spoiling them with lots of store bought gifts, so going away after Christmas for a mini holiday was just perfect for us. Every year we plan and put aside a little money whenever we can for an end of year trip, in fact you can say that this is our yearly gift to our girls and ourselves. It’s our little luxury and time away from the busy city that we live in.
The past couple of weeks have been so dreamy and so blissful full of love, joy and excitement. After Miss J’s birthday (which was a wonderful day) we got together with extended family again a few days after to celebrate Christmas (that was another wonderful day) we spent Christmas day eating (grazing) on yummy food, drinking yummy cocktails and bubblys, laughing, chatting and just enjoying each other’s company. Four days later A, myself and the little ones were on our way up the north coast for our family trip.
It was a truly special holiday (it always is) I can still smell the sea, I miss waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, I long for some fish and chips by the beach and long lazy summer days of no chores and lots of afternoon nanna naps in the holiday cabin.
We spent new years eve at the cabin, we didn’t go anywhere else, we didn’t need to, some celebrations were being held down at the beach, our cabin has a beach/ocean view so we didn’t go down, we avoided the crowd and were being hermits by just watching all the action from afar from our cabin, there were fire works and singing, we shared a yummy cheese platter with the little ones, we also indulged in yummy seafood and lamb cutlets, and once the little ones were in bed, A and I spoiled ourselves to more food and wine while counting down to the new year. It was just so so relaxing and very very nice. I can’t wait to do it all over again, and seeing the joy in our girls faces while we were there was worth every cent and time spent planning and going away on this trip. Priceless.
Did you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years? and who has made some new resolutions for this year?
My resolutions for this year are:
- Be a calmer mother and wife (I have been getting so worked up so easily lately)
- Spend less time worrying and more time enjoying
- Try to plant more veggies this year
- Try to buy as much organic and or free range as possible within our food budget
- Work on getting Miss J fully toilet trained
- Try to post at least three times a week on this blog
- Crochet as much blankets as possible before winter for us and the girls to keep down heating costs.
I hope I can stick to at least three of my resolutions (wait is that another resolution?)
I will be back soon throughout the week. I have a few new things to add/discuss and show this year, I am so excited and can’t wait to share with you all. But that will need to wait till next time.
Keep happy and positive