3/26/2018

My Favourite Holiday Moment



Moving to the Mediterranean is a dream of mine, and over the past couple of years I've brought up the possibly of emigrating. The Balearic Islands, Majorca in particular feels like a home away from home to me. As soon as I step of the plane, feel the sun warming my face and breathe in the Spanish air, I feel at ease and utterly content. I think that is all it'll ever be though, a dream. Uprooting the kids, selling our home and moving away from family just isn't feasible anymore.

Thankfully we love to travel so the need to emigrate is kept at bay. We are very lucky to go abroad once a year and go on a couple of UK breaks every year too. It's something we prioritise and look forward to all year round, j
ust the two of us before we became parents and now as a family too. 

Holiday Gems specialise in short haul travel locations such as Majorca and they recently invited me to write all about my favourite holiday moment. Having been abroad quiet a few times it was hard to narrow it down, but one moment stands out to me more than any.

It was back in 2012, before we had children. We were in Majorca, in our new favourite hotel. Whilst we were enjoying the sun and the all inclusive cocktails, we were reminiscing about the past and making plans for our future. We looked around at all the families and made a promise to come back when we have a child and become parents ourselves.


Just a few years later we did just that. Here's a photo of Noah in Majorca, at our favourite hotel, just like we promised. It was so surreal and humbling to keep the promise that we'd made together and it was the most magical holiday. It was quite the feeling to sit there and watch him splash about in the water, he probably wondered why Mummy and Daddy were smiling so much. We made so many incredible memories that holiday.

What's your favourite holiday moment?

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14 comments:

  1. I loved our holiday last year to Turkey, we had so much fun just lazing by the pool and kids club was a dream come true!

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  2. I can recall visiting Italy with my brother many decades ago. We had considered visiting Italy as we both knew that Mum and Dad had had their honeymoon in Italy ( It had been about a year after their wedding, first and only time they travelled abroad. Probably had taken them some time to save up for. Also we knew Mum had enjoyed visiting Italy. Mum unfortunately was widowed at a young age)

    So we considered Italy as a holiday destination. As a student I had to be careful with money, save up :- In order to enable me to get a holiday. We both enjoyed our time in Italy, several fun experiences. Enjoyed Wonderful Italian ice-cream sundaes at an outdoors table at restaurant. Weather was great, much to the delight of my sun worshipping brother :- He loved to have a tan. Probably the memories are much more precious, as this brother ( than I refer to) sadly died last year. Precious moments / precious memories.

    So I would say :- Enjoy life whilst you can. Enjoy quality time with loved ones. Be Kind.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Ooh wow - inspiration i need to get booking !

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  5. We are off to Majorca in 5 weeks and I can't wait, I too love the island X

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  6. Nice to read of your happy memories of holidays.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. I believe that there is a huge contrast in regards to holidays nowadays, and how they were in the past :- Decades, Centuries. Makes me wonder just what availability there will be in the future.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Holidays :- There can be much variety. I think that I have heard that in the past employers used to provide employees with the treat of a holiday :- Anyone have any information regarding this topic. As it seems a great idea. I wonder if employers could put these expenses into accounts as Business costs. Also it would allow opportunity for employee to bond / team building, boost morale, etc. Whilst may boost employee : employer relationship, loyalty, respect, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. I could just use some sun rest and relaxation

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  10. I wonder how your children will review their holidays when older. As they will have family memories, photos and your blog to assist their recall. Holidays can be an adventure.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Any ideas, suggestions, recommendations in regards to holidays, short breaks, Days Out, etc?

    Rachel Craig

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  12. We have never been abroad, we go on UK cottage holidays, we love exploring new towns and attractions, my favourite was this year while in Norfolk Millie said her 1st word - Mum and I took her swimming for the 1st time, and because it was a private Pool I could take her and Megan in together, they loved it,and I can't wait to take them again, unfortunately I have to take them one at a time as it's one adult to one child and daddy isn't well xxx

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    1. I've just realised it's now last year as it was the 1st week of September xxx

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