Holiday Diaries 2016

Anyone who reads my posts or is a follower of mine knows how much I love going away. Be it for a weekend break with friends or visiting family, to week-long sunshine breaks, I love getting away from it all and spending quality time with my family. This year will be no exception as we have already got a few things planned.

Firstly, BattleDad has provisionally earmarked Easter for his annual bike trip away with the lads so BattleKid and I are at a loose end. Now normally I would hightail it across the Irish Sea with Stena Line or Irish Ferries but my folks and my nephew are going to Portugal over Easter which means I wouldn’t get to see them. So I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I may still go home last notice or I might just stay home with BattleKid. I’m undecided yet. UPDATE: surprise trip for BattleKid and I to meet my parents and nephew in Portugal!

However, BattleDad and I have got a week in Lanzarote all booked up for the start of the summer. We are going back to the same resort as last year (Lanzarote Holiday Diaries) and we are hoping to enjoy it even more than last year, especially as we know we won’t have chicken pox to deal with while there! I’ll be doing a full review of the resort this time after we get back as we really do think it is an excellent one. Sure we wouldn’t have rebooked if we didn’t!Flamingo Beach Resort Holiday Village

After that we have a lull until the autumn when we’re booked to go to none other than New York! My sister-in-law CherrySue went with her boys towards the end of last year and seeing her snaps on Snapchat (itscherrysue) sealed the deal for us. We booked our flights in December and aside from sorting some accommodation which we plan to do shortly, we’re good to go. I’m really excited as I’ve never been to New York. It will be our first flight with BattleKid over 4 hours long, so please wish us luck!

After that we have a weekend in Bluestone booked for the winter with our friends who we go to Bluestone with (Read June and October Bluestone posts for info). We are going to bring BattleKid and L to the Kingdom of the Elves and we are quite excited about that!Bluestone

So far 2016 is not shaping up to be a bad one holidays wise. But it does mean I am fast running out of annual leave days! Have you got any exciting holidays planned? I’d love to hear all about them!

UPDATE #1: We’re heading to Bluestone in June as well as November. So excited! Love Bluestone as a weekend away place!

UPDATE #2: We are heading to Chester over the August Bank holiday weekend and also to Tenerife in December for some sunshine, although that little holiday is costing more than I am comfortable with!