Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Our 2014 getaway

Well… to be honest I am planning a holiday hubbie is still not playing ball!  But perhaps if I make enough fuss I will get my own way, although if I find a reasonably priced holiday he may come round quicker to my way of thinking (I can live in hope!). 

I do begrudgingly see why he is unenthusiastic to spend on holidays after all we are buying a house, which is one big bill after another (yesterday we blew £600 on the survey cringe!).

So I am going to tailor the next holiday around things he likes to try and sway him.  I know in the New Year he said he wanted to get fitter.   I also realise that holidays with the boys are not always particularly relaxing as they are so full of beans, mini Duracell bunnies with unlimited energy!  So I can see why he is less inclined to head to a theme park again where they will charge about from one ride to another, chomping down on fizzy drinks and ice creams, whilst we try and keep up!

I have an idea!  I was thinking of having a look at the cycling holidays from Inntravel, they have a section on family cycling holidays that looks quite interesting.  I like the thought of cycling from one hotel to the next.  Imagine how tired out the boys will be, they will arrive at the next hotel and want a jolly good rest.  It might be just the thing to tire them out!

Plus hubbie will be as fit as a fiddle if he has to get on a bike and cycle to attractions and his next overnight stop!  If I pitch it right I just might get my own way.  Thankfully for us though the holiday is self-guided, I would not like to think we had to keep pace with the biking pro’s, our family enjoys a decent bike ride, but we tend to do it slowly, soaking up the atmosphere and coaxing on our little legged cyclists to keep going!  I remember one bike ride where poor hubbie ended up carrying the boys bikes but I am hoping we have progressed from that point now they are a little older!

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