So a while back I had the “great” idea that it would be nice to take the girls down to France for a few days holiday during the summer on my own, no backup for the journey! It would great to spend some time with Grandpa, Jane and Amelie, and in the course of the travelling between us we would record a few firsts:
- First time I had spent more than a day (where a day is probably about 6 hours TBH) with any of the kids on my own.
- First time either of the girls had been on a plane.
- First time I’d used the hold luggage on a Ryanair flight, would it turn up?
In the end it all worked out pretty well, the first couple of days the weather wasn’t so great but that gave me a chance to upgrade the computer with a new hard drive, max out the RAM and install Windows 7 (old build was XP!) without taking time out of the good weather. Gradually the weather cleared up and normal service was resumed with time spend in and around the pool and generally take it easy.
We all had a great time and I have to say it was actually surprisingly relaxing, the girls loved their time in the pool and enjoyed playing with Amelie. I enjoyed spending time at Les Grand Coudrais (as ever) the girls behaved really well, and tried all sorts of food you would never get them to eat at home.
To be honest I should also write more here about it all, but to do that I should’ve probably written it on the way home, or just after getting back – I meant to ;-) (no really I did)
I’m very jealous of the lovely part of France that Dad, Jane and Amelie have made their home and if you’re looking for a great place to stay not too far away then I certainly recommend it, but if you want to go in summer 2016 you better book it quickly!