We have just made the decision to cancel our holiday this year. It is in the UK in August, but with underlying health conditions it’s probably best that we don’t mix with too many people for a while just yet. We were going to Haven, a favourite resort for us for many years and when we go, the kids have to have their photo taken in the huge deckchair.
2013 deckchair photo
This is our first deckchair photo taken in 2013 in Prestatyn. The Little Man was around but he didn’t like climbing on the chair. Boo would have been five years old here and Star seven years. The Little Man would have been just two.
Here are all three of them in the Deckchair in Weymouth in 2017, this is where we were supposed to be going this year. Here, Star is 11 years old, Boo is 9 and the Little Man is 6.
There is a bit of a break because we didn’t go on holiday for a couple of years because just a few months after the 2013 break, Star had her neck problems begin. They lasted two years. We did manage some short breaks between halos but they were not Haven holidays. We also had a Haven holiday in Blackpool in 2016…but no deckchair photo!
In 2018 we decided to go back to Devon Cliffs, it had been our first Haven holiday destination back in 2010 but the girls were only 4 and 2 yrs old and the Little Man hadn’t been born. I didn’t take a deckchair photo. (I’ve included a non deckchair photo at the end of the post of the girls.)
In this photo the Little Man was 8yrs, Boo was 11 years and Star had her 13th birthday on the day we came home. With all three kids having their birthdays in summer, I really try to avoid holiday birthdays but I messed up this year.
Cornwall Deckchair 2019
And now we are up to our last holiday in 2019. We decided to go all the way to Cornwall, and it wasn’t until we were nearly there that I realised that I’d booked us into the wrong Haven site. It didn’t really matter though. Cornwall is such a beautiful place to visit. It was too steep for me to get on the beach at the site but I had some lovely sea views. And just a short drive away, to the place I thought we were staying, they had beach wheelchairs available.
In this photo, taken in between The Little Man and Star’s birthday, Boo is 12 years old, The Little Man is 9 and Star is still 13 years.
Our First Haven Holiday 2010
This was our first Haven holiday and the reason why we keep returning. We had such a lovely week with our little girls who were then just four and two years old.
I am hoping we can save our holiday deposit for next year. I’m looking forward to going back to Weymouth.
Are you still going on holiday this year?
Edit: I’ve decided to add another two deckchair photos
Rockley Park 2021
Rockley Park is in Poole, Dorset and it was a nice relaxed park with a lovely lake. It was a short drive to the beach, but made a lot longer thanks to road works.
Devon Cliffs Part Three
2022 was our third visit to Devon Cliffs and we had glorious weather thanks to the UK heatwave. The kids look a bit fed up in this photo but I think it was only because I took so many and they’ got fed up’s had enough, they looked much happier in this photo with their Dad.
I think this will possibly be our last Haven holiday, we are finding them increasingly overpriced and the kids are getting older and have little interest in the things that they used to love, like the kid shows and paddling pool. We are thinking of going somewhere different next year, but we’ll always have our Haven Deckchair memories.