Sunday, 18 August 2013

Family Sunshine

We are craving the sun, when it was here it was too hot and we took it for granted and grumbled!  Now it’s too wet, overcast or windy so I think I should have made more of the good weather when we had it and not complained!  I think the only way to guarantee better weather now is to head to warmer climes, but then its making the hard decision where best to take the boys and justifying the spend for a holiday abroad. 

Especially when there is work to be done in the house, Christmas to start budgeting for and we are still feeling the pinch with all the cost of extra entertainment over the school summer holidays!  Affordable holidays do seem possible with Jet2holidays, which is a relief, because the thought of cocktails on the beach is getting increasingly tempting.  My reward for surviving the school holidays and the chaos of craft sessions with glue, coloured sand and sequins everywhere…

I know we would never get away with idly sitting on a towel sunbathing unfortunately, the boys would need lots to keep them occupied.  I think we can only look at hotels with plenty of children’s entertainment.  The hotel Iberostar Papagayo looks ideal for families and located on Lanzarote so just the thing for us.  We want to see some more sunshine before the next winter sets in!  We do try our best to make the most of cold weather, but it's not the same as catching the rays!  Plus you have to remember all those layers, scarfs, gloves and hats all the time.

I would relish the all-inclusive dining as I am a hopeless cook and having a choice at the buffet would hopefully mean the boys find something they like to eat and do not take quite so long to get through their meal.  Sometimes its painful to think how much of my life I spend at the dinner table coaxing them to eat each mouthful, surely there are more fun things to be doing with that time, like swimming in the pool, enjoying the music and live shows and maybe some “me time” in the mini spa!  Lanzarote here I come.

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