After being stuck at home so long I really wished we didn’t live in a huge city. Today I’ve gone back in time to happier days. Back in June 2013 we were on holiday in Center Parcs. The girls were supposed to be at school but we had been given permission to take them on holiday during school time. All it took was a letter!
Happier Times 2013
I had been chosen to be a Center Parcs blogger, which meant a day trip to Center Parcs where I was treated like a V.I.P with a group of bloggers. Then a holiday at a park of my choice. We chose Whinfell Forest which was amazing.
We had so much included in our holiday, like bikes, a spa day and a free meal at the restaurant (with free drinks too!) It was certainly happier times.
Star had an accident on her bike the very first day where she fell off and then refused to get on it again. So she pushed it around for a few days before deciding to give up on it.
Graham’s bike had a seat on the back for The Little Man, he was only two years old so he didn’t have a bike of his own.
We didn’t have the best weather, some days were sunnier than others. But Center parcs have so many trees it’s very rare to actually get wet in the rain.
We really loved our time in the countryside and I would give anything to be there right now. Don’t worry, I’d be quite happy to isolate in the lodge we stayed in. I have a little video of it, it was gorgeous. And just behind it, loads of trees and wonderful places to walk among nature.
I have always lived in the city. I think living somewhere else would feel quite alien. But I love holidays that take you away from the normal. I’ve always said I’d love to live near the sea side, but then would I be so excited about seeing the sea if I could see it from my window every day? (I think I would, I love the sea.)
How about living in the middle of nature and having special guests for breakfast on your patio?
I think, suddenly having everything on your doorstep…shops, hospitals, restaurants etc. is not so convenient when everything is closed or you can’t go because of the risks of catching a virus.
At this moment I’m dreaming of happier times where we were surrounded with trees and nature.
What an amazing opportunity that was! Let’s hope we can all travel safe again soon #sundaysnaphot
Aww! What lovely photos and the kids all look so little. Bless them.
We live in a pretty rural area and the walks are great but you’re right we don’t have much on our doorstep. Everything is a bus ride away. x
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How lovely! We love Center Parcs too and it’s true, you never get properly wet when it rains! We’re supposed to go in August with my whole family, but I’m assuming that won’t happen. My parents are in their 70s and, even though they don’t have underlying health conditions, I don’t think the swimming pool would be a safe environment for them.
It’s so lovely to look back on those happier times. This was so nice to read x
How lovely. That looks amazing. I’ve never been to Center Parcs. What lovely photos and the kids all look so little. Hugs xxx
I too dream of happier times – anything would be better than right now. Such lovely memories and snapshots though – Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.