We took a leap this January, we’ve been brave. We’ve tackled the first holiday as a family. Our choice? Sherwood Forest Centre Parcs. So as you “weathered” parents will know, our car was by no means big enough! Not by a long stretch. The bath seat had to be hooked over the passenger head rest and my husband had to be packed into the car and the gubbins stacked around him. The only one that was comfortable on this journey was the little one, who stretched her legs, taunting us with her bountiful amount of room as I dodged wobbly bags flying all over the place as we overtook a white van on the M1.
So I’ve been really excited about this trip. We both decided that Centre Parcs was a good first break, being only about 90 minutes away. We weren’t wrong and I must say that the holiday is probably one of the best I’ve been on. Which is a tall order when you’ve been on a honeymoon around Central America on a 6* cruise ship! But honestly I am now IN LOVE with Sherwood Forest and am currently trying to convince my husband to go again.
On the opposite side though, I had completely underestimated how hard it is to be prepared enough and as such I forgot the most important item. Nappies? No. Formula? No.
I forgot the bloody wine. Typical. So instead of nice wine filled evenings watching “Come dine with me” and a little soak in the fancy hydrobath; I ended up on an accidental dry January, without the perk of sponsorship for charity.
(Whilst we’re on the subject of “Come dine with me”. Did you see the clip of the sore loser kicking the woman out of his house? Bahahaha. And that, my friend, is why being on that show is the epitomy of my worst nightmare.)
Anyway, as we were, even with my self-imposed drinking ban, it was still one of the best holidays I’ve been on.
Centre Parcs… If you’re reading this. I’m in love with you!
I haven’t been paid to write this or received any perks, if I had, I wouldn’t have forgotten the wine. I’m just really pleased with our first trip as a little family.
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