Can we pack our bags please?

My
son’s best friend and his family jetted off to Lanzarote
earlier in the week, I am jealous of them basking in the sunshine together
whilst we do the back to school routine after the LONG summer. My eldest is missing his friend, he wanted
to know he had arrived safely and keeps wondering when he will be back. He was desperate to squeeze
himself into one of their cases…

We have had a good week overall (as my eldest was voted on
to the school council, which he was understandably rather pleased about!) but
its still those very early starts, last minute ironing of school uniforms,
making sure they are fed and watered and shipping them off to school with a
quick kiss and cuddle, all in a rush and a bit of a muddle that can be tough,
especially trying to make sure they have P.E. Kits, fruit for school and
homework bags. My organisational skills
appear quite lacking this week!

Not on par with my friends holiday, with all you can eat
buffets and cocktails on tap, swimming in the pools to cool off in the glorious
heat and leisurely strolling around the town. 
My friend booked an all-inclusive holiday so they have plenty to keep
the children occupied (the list of activities and shows for children was
nothing short of impressive!), lots of snacks to keep the children happy and
stop tummies growling (including ample ice cream, so very cost effective once
you arrive there and do not have to pay for anything extra!) and restorative
drinks for the grownups (its there holiday too after all!).

When they come back and I get the full account of their holiday it might
give me the nudge to book one for us, I was looking at Lanzarote resort destination and it sounds
very promising anyway but its nice to have a recommendation of an actual hotel
that you know someone personally who has visited. I can spend all evening idly searching through the First Choice
website, day dreaming about our perfect family holiday. To be honest the boys one foreign holiday is
the highlight of every trip we have ever taken and it was very relaxed and laid
back (ice creams, pool and beach time!), there is lots to be said about a
slower pace of life. I would probably
skip the party areas of Lanzarote and book a quieter resort, that’s why a
destination guide and recommendations from friends can really help when booking
a break suited to your family needs. 
It’s good they have children of similar ages too so if they had fun mine
are more than likely to as well.

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