Like most people, I love my birthday and Christmas. I especially enjoy the build up; the lights being switched on, decorating the house, getting out my Christmas cups and plates (yes, I am that person!). I don’t even mind the short days at this time of year, as it adds to the festive christmasy feel. You know Christmas is close when it gets dark at 4 in the afternoon.
However, come January I’m ready for some sunshine! Christmas is over and by this point I also need winter to be over but of course it’s not! So if my husband’s stuck for what to get me for Christmas, I can tell him now that ‘all I want for Christmas is a holiday’. Preferably a winter sun holiday, a little break for the two of us in January or February would be amazing! And with some fab deals to Tenerife or Cyprus from operators like First Choice, it doesn’t have to break the bank! I know this because I’ve literally just been on their site and found some great options.
As Lili’s now at school a sneaky week away at the beginning of the year would be a romantic get-away for my husband and I. As much as I adore our family holidays, I think it’s important to have some quality one-on-one time with my husband. It gives us a chance to regroup and enjoy each other’s company without the usual stresses of everyday life. I think it’s so important not to take your other half for granted and these special few days of ‘alone time’ is our way of making time for each other.
As I write this I start thinking about beautiful sandy beaches, brilliant blue seas and breathtaking sunsets. And my mind is transported to a poolside bar or beachfront lounger. Really is there anything better than a relaxing few days in the sunshine?
As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I love discovering new places, finding small villages and lesser travelled spots. Next summer I hope to take the girls out to Greece, where we can stay on one of the beautiful islands and walk amongst the iconic white and blue houses. We can also go swimming in the sea and have relaxing days on fishing boats, eating fresh salads, flat breads and yogurt dips! Okay, I’m definitely getting carried away with this visualisation but you get an insight into how much I love our holidays and how much I plan for each one. I think I might start looking into flights right now, let’s see what deals First Choice have for next summer!
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