Skip to content


March 14, 2013

It feels like forever since our last holiday but actually it’s only been 9 months. Last year we rented a house in Fuerteventura and loved it. However, with a baby on the way we are looking to holiday closer to home this year.

I’ve spent hours online looking at various options, holiday cottages, static caravans, caravan parks, theme parks, yurts – you name it I’ve researched it. Timing is also a problem. I’m due smack bang in the middle of the summer holidays and after my last pregnancy there is a good chance I’ll need to induced or have a section early. Well that rules out the first half of the summer and the second half will be spent either waiting for or caring for our newborn (and not at all stressing about how I’m going to look after a baby and a 5 year old when Craig goes back to work, on nights. Will he actually get any sleep during the day? Doubtful).

Sam, Louis & Rowan at the holiday cottage we hired for Karen (GrumpyishMum's) birthday last year

Sam, Louis & Rowan at the holiday cottage we hired for Karen (GrumpyishMum’s) birthday last year

Half term in October is looking like our best bet so now my parents (who will be coming with us as well) are back from their holiday in India, we can actually book something. We want fun things for Sam, a nice area to explore for us and a pub so Craig & I can leave the bambinos with Grandma & Grandad and have a night off!

If anyone has any recommendations within a 3/4 hour drive of Manchester then please let me know! Near a beach would be great too!


I have found some great bargains whilst I’ve been rummaging around online, especially if you are looking for a last minute break at Easter. <a
This website combines two of my favourite things – luxury cottages and the Lake District! We’ll definitely be checking them out for our holiday in October, I find their prices more than reasonable and some of the cottages even accept dogs! Sam would love it if we could bring George, my parents puppy along with us!

Will you be going away this year? Vacation? Staycation?

This post was brought to you in conjunction with Cumbrian Cottages.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: