Not That Sort of Holiday

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Sometimes when we go on holiday, we go to museums, and walk the city streets, grabbing food from local stalls, and soaking in the atmosphere.

Other times we throw ourselves into activities, renting kayaks and bikes and exploring the countryside.

Then there are times we take classes, learning how to make something new, or see something different.

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This was not that sort of holiday.

This was a week of sunshine, reading books, relaxing and taking it easy.

We headed to Mexico on a last-minute whim, using up air miles and abusing my credit card. We booked into a five-star, all-inclusive resort and we did — nothing, basically. A wh0le lot of nothing.

I feel like I should feel guilty. That the trip wasn’t as educational, or adventurous, or something, as it might have been. But then I look at my girl, with a smile on her face and sun-kissed skin and, you know what?

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I’m good with it.



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 10th April 2017 / 1:57 pm

    That last pic says it all. Cracking.

  2. 10th April 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Wow, it sounds like an amazing holiday. I look forward to my girls being old enough to enjoy that sort of holiday, it sounds perfect.

  3. 14th April 2017 / 6:11 pm

    That sounds absolutely blissful! 🙂

  4. 15th April 2017 / 7:05 pm

    That sounds perfect. Look at those pictures and that smile, says it all. x

  5. 16th April 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Lovely Sally xx

  6. 19th April 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I’m sure it was needed. Sometimes we just need to recharge.

  7. Carrie Wootten
    8th August 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Sounds and looks gorgeous. Beautiful photos too