Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Baby got Back

We're home! Had a truly lovely two weeks in the sunshine of Normandy but I'm glad to be home.

We stayed in La Vallee, Houlgate through Keycamp and I think we would definitely do this kind of holiday again - the kids loved it and the park itself was lovely.

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I flew out with Elise and my sister Sarah - long story short - the rest of the family drove/ferried over and once they arrived my brother was meant to come get us from the airport. It was all timed to perfection. So of course something went wrong - my brother was late to the campsite so we had to entertain an 18 month old who had had NO SLEEP from around 6-9pm in the stifling heat and metropolis that is Beauvais Tille airport (shop count = 1). I also informed my sister 'Oh it's okay I've got enough money to get us some dinner while we wait' before realising it was all Sterling. We had muffins and went for a wander (or 6) around the airport.
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That evening, we got lost and eventually arrived in the campsite at 5.30am. I should point out we should have been there for around 9pm the night before if everything had gone to plan.

So that was exciting. Apart from that neverending nightmare of a start, the holiday was a great success I think.

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We went to the beach!

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We wore our special holiday purchases that Mummy had been getting stressed about arriving in time (and looked adorable)

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We met some interesting creatures.

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There were waterfights...

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And games of cricket on the beach.

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And sometimes it just all got a bit too much...

Are you going anywhere nice this year?

*The observant amongst you may have noticed theres a heck of a lot of extra children in these pics - they are my nephews as this years holiday was a big family affair with my brother, his wife and their kids, both my sisters and our parents.


  1. Awww looks like you all had great fun!

  2. Sounds like a great big family holiday :)

    What was the accommodation on the park, caravans, chatlets?

  3. @Shaz we stayed in Supertents ;)

  4. You can only sleep with that kind of abandon when you're a kid.

    Glad you guys had such a good time - I missed my Eileen, so it's good to have you back!


  5. tee hee this made me chuckle.