I can’t believe how quickly the summer holidays came and went and now in the space of a few days we seem to be on a downward spiral towards autumn and then my dreaded winter. However I had to post about our fabulous jam packed summer. Normally we tend to have quite a quiet summer holiday with no plans, just chilling and taking each day as it comes but we were lucky to have a couple of days away in London, and then in Legoland before we flew off on our first holiday in nearly six years to Lanzarote.
Firstly we were lucky to get to stay in London overnight whilst visiting the science museum and then trying out Sponge Bob and Dora the Explorer ice creams while also fitting in a visit to our favourite pizza restaurant Soho Joes. It was lovely being in London and not worrying about rushing back to catch trains, but as always it’s still not long enough to do everything.
Then I went with the youngest two children to Legoland for a Lego Hero Factory Event and we stayed in the Legoland hotel. Now after not such positive feelings about Legoland after our visit at Easter I was slightly apprehensive about what to expect from the hotel and the park in general, especially as we were visiting in peak season in August, in the middle of a heatwave!
We loved it!! For a six year old and a ten year old it was absolutely perfect…the rooms…fab, the indoor pool, themed of course; they didn’t want to leave. Even the hallways had themed carpet. There were little touches that really made it special, we could easily have spent another night there as there was so much to do. The buffet breakfasts and dinners were great. It was all, dare I say it ‘the Disney effect’ but without the travelling. They thought the Duplo water park was amazing, and staying at the hotel meant that the next morning we got early access to the main attractions and we had whizzed around them all before people had even entered the park. In fact, generally the queues were surprisingly fast moving. It certainly isn’t cheap to stay at The Legoland Hotel but if you can save your pennies to go the look on your child’s face says it all. I am so pleased that the three of us had a lovely couple of days away.
Then we were lucky enough to go abroad, after a couple of days I said to M, aged six, “Is the holiday as good as you thought it would be?” He said “Mummy it is soooo much better than I imagined” That brought tears to my eyes because the whole reason we went on holiday was so that I could make happy memories for the children. I think it was achieved.
So, a thoroughly spoilt summer…and now back to reality with a bump. Did I tell you I’m starting a degree next month though? Eeekkk…