Back from holiday

A
full write up about the amazing Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel will follow
shortly but just to say we are back home, in case you wondered when I
disappeared briefly from facebook and twitter. 
I have been busy swimming and sunning myself to post updates! A much needed rest from the computer, with
automatic posts taking care of my blog.

It was the first flight for my two boys; it went okay as I
think its quite stressful travelling on a plane with relatively young children
in tow.

Previously my excursions abroad
were much simpler, I would sit enjoying a book in peace, perhaps have a little
alcoholic beverage or two! Then perhaps
turn around and see what all the commotion was when children were screaming and
whinging… well now it’s my turn to get involved with that side of
things!!! It’s certainly an eye opener.

I
had to pack books, colouring, multiple snacks and games, anything to help
distract them during our flight; I have never known 2 and a half hours to drag
so long. Actually packing in itself was
a new challenge; fitting in all those much-needed activities for entertaining
was a bit of a squeeze for our poor rucksacks. 
I think next time (actually am I brave enough to consider NEXT time
already!?!) I will get one of those hard flight bags everyone seemed to
have! Rolling around on wheels seems
much easier than carrying the boys extensive collection to avoid boredom on my
poor back! Plus the novelty of wheels
might mean they get involved as they enjoy trailing the case behind them…

I
will shop online at direct luggage and have luggage to be proud
off. Our battered case and bags did not
quite cut it at our exclusive resort. 
We probably stuck out like a sore thumb with everyone else having only
the best line in luggage! Although I am
grateful for my mum letting us use her cases, without her kindness I would
probably have had to pack everything in plastic bags!

Bah with affordable Samsonite luggage
surely I can blend in with the rest of them! 
One gentleman at the resort did mistake my much cheaper sunglasses for
ray-bans.

So perhaps if I swish my hair
around and drag along my new case I can be a jet setter too and forget for a moment about the stresses and strains of the return flight and round two of yet more entertainment for my boys! Hubbie in the meantime had a nap…

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