{The Ordinary Moments 2016} #2 ‘Planning our travels’

So this is the first full year with Finley at school, and us having to travel within the school holiday’s. Therefore we probably need to plan a little bit further ahead then we usually would, as things just get so booked up. Saying that we are being very naughty and taking a week out of term time later this month for the husbands 40th birthday. I’m definitely not going to make this an annual thing, but we planned it before Finley started school, thinking it wasn’t really much of a big deal, and that if we were ever going to do it, then it would be best to do it whilst still in Reception. Now of course the time has come round and I do feel really bad about it, and am cringing letting the office know (as we haven’t yet!) But anyway, hopefully we won’t be too chastised and hiding our faces upon our return!

We’ve been talking about places we’d like to go and see, most of them within The UK, and i’ve been scouring rental websites and just generally thinking about how many holidays we have to fill and how much we want to be away. Of course I’m happy to have some lazy days at home, see friends and have a few days out, so not be away for them all. But it is nice to have quality family time away from all the daily chores in the house, and explore new places. We bought a camper van last Easter and plan to use this as much as we can, but of course when the weather gets a little warmer!

Thinking about the year ahead, we have the following plans for the first few months…



The mentioned holiday later this month. Ski-ing in France for a week for the husbands 40th birthday. We’re going with another couple and their two children and staying in a beautiful chalet. It’s Finley’s (and obviously Hugo’s) first time ski-ing and everyone is very excited. Finley hasn’t seen proper snow since he was two and doesn’t remember, so he cannot wait to build a snowman and go tobogganing! The husband has had a fair few trips with friends since having children so is pretty good, and me? I have been only once, 11 years ago. And everyones favourite memory is how I made my boyfriend (the now husband) carry my skis back up a mountain as I had a mild panic attack about falling off the edge of the mountain, decided to give up and walk back up! So you could say I’m a little apprehensive… But honestly, I’m so looking forward to seeing some real snow (whats this rubbish we’ve had the last few years?!), eating french cheese, drinking mulled wine and relaxing with my family.


Nothing huge planned for this half term, but we will be going to our local theatre to see a show, and I’m sure a couple of wintery days out, hopefully one to a farm to see some early lambs being born


With it being a whole two weeks off school, we definitely want to get a few days away, and we hopefully booking a beautiful barn in Norfolk with some friends for the Easter weekend


With the first week of the month still being in the Easter holidays, we’re hoping for some Spring weather so we can get out for a couple of days in the camper. Not anywhere overnight, but some not-too-far-away beauty spots for picnics and fun

So that’s all we’ve got so far but I’m very much looking forward to the first part of the year, and planning all the trips and little days out

It’s going to be a great year

Linking up with Katie at Mummydaddyme

6 thoughts on “{The Ordinary Moments 2016} #2 ‘Planning our travels’

  1. mummydaddyme says:

    Sounds like a great start to the year indeed. We travelled A LOT last year so I have no doubt that this year is going to be a lot quieter, but I want to make sure that we at least have a few adventures, probably in the UK what with having a newborn come April. Some mini breaks and weekends away and perhaps a main summer holiday. Your camper van sounds lots of fun! x


  2. Christina - Ladybug Home & Design says:

    We are definitely love booking cottages in Norfolk for our holidays. Thank you for the reminder about 2 weeks around Easter. This is the first year that daughter has official school breaks but luckily not in proper school until September so not worried about taking extra time off. Have fun skiing! Love the top photo. #TheOrdinaryMoments


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