If you had asked me BC (before children) what my favorite holiday was, it would be a lot different to my favorite holiday now we have children, so when the Tots100 was asking bloggers to post about their favorite holiday in order to win a summer holiday from Thomson Al Fresco. I decided to tell you a tale of two holidays.
South Africa 2003
|Before Children||With Children|
|Location||South Africa||Henley on Thames|
|Transport||Airplane||Car with car seats and sick bags|
|Luggage||A case and small bag||A car stuffed full to the gills|
|Breakfast||Leisurely and taken at hotel||Cooked on a BBQ at 7am|
|Must haves||Good books and sun cream||Baby wipes, games, sun cream and clean loos|
|Lunch||People watching in a café||Sandwiches or MacDonald’s|
|Dinner||Candlelit evening meal with husband accompanied with wine||Cooked on a camping stove and washed in a communal sink accompanied with lots of wine for the adults|
|Typical meal||Seafood with sublime wines||Sausages and Beans|
|Relaxation||Spa treatment or swimming in the pool||What!|
|Shopping||Markets and local delicatessens||With children, no way just the supermarket|
|Most eventful happening||Bring photographed with baby white Bengal tigers||The children actually sleeping though the night|
|Best part of the holiday||Being bought diamond earrings by MadDad||The open air and relaxed time with the family|
|Worst part of the holiday||Being seasick on the boat to Robben island||Child being sick all over car seat|
|Best day trip||A visit to the wine reagion||A visit to Legoland|
Hemley on Thames 2009
This post is an entry to the Tots100/Al Fresco Holidays competition.
What a wonderful post ! Love the comparison, both wonderful holidays in their own ways and look at you all boobied up ! (you know I mean that it a friend kind of way ) xxxx
Good luck for the comp lovely lady xxx
Both look fab to me! Are you stroking tigers? Wow! But I will also NEVER forget driving cars aged 7 at Legoland, i loved it, even if I was a nightmare. My Dad still takes the mick out of my driving based on that too.
This is great- such a unique way to describe two holidays. Loved the ‘what!’ for the relaxation category.
How cool! They both look fab but in completely different ways!! xx
Isn’t it funny how it all changes in an instant? I can’t even remember holidays without kids – and it’s not as if we started having them (the kids) as soon as we got married. It’s just been a long time.
Ha! We never go anywhere without sick bags and baby wipes.
Both look great, it’s funny how holidays and lots of other things change when children come along x
Such a clever post, and so true, so true.
I also had some amazing BC holidays – but I wouldn’t change anything now. Btw – that’s some fancy tent you’ve got there.
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You can not imagine how it is and take a holiday when you have children, but once you have children it is something else entirely.
Loves to go on holiday with children, it gives a really fun you do not get alone.
Lovely pictures you have put in, looks really nice out
Both look fab but in so many different ways, glad they were both so successful xx
I love this post…yes how times change and the things we do for our kids!!!! Hope you win the comp beautiful
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