Day 193: Holiday – Part 1

WE MADE IT!!! in my last post we were 6hrs away from being able to enjoy a holiday, Day 187: Interim Maintenance.

We had a Holiday. And it felt AMAZING!

We’re exhausted, the boys need a bloody good bath but it has been an amazing 6 days and 5 nights.

The change of scenery, the sea air, the endless fish and chips and smiles have made the world of difference to us all.

There is so much to share…so I am going to break our trip up into a couple of posts.

Road Trip

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Cornwall is a long way from Milton Keynes 6hrs and 248 miles to be exact. Bilbo was up before our alarm went off, I think he was just a little bit excited.

And as we ticked off the miles my excitement grew as we got that bit closer to Cornwall our special place.

Looe

Looe is a beautiful coastal town in the South East of Cornwall. Thank you so much Di and John for making the flat available for us. It is a home away from home.

Rich and I had our first ever holiday in Looe. We had our first family holiday with Bilbo in Looe, when Harrison was 6 weeks old we headed to Cornwall for our first holiday as a four.

So it was a no brainer that we should return to Looe for some chill time.

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The sun is always shining in Looe.

Straight to the Beach

As soon as we arrived and unpacked the car, the boys wanted to explore. The beach is always high up on the list.

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Godber boys creating on the beach.
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Lets Go Fly a Kite
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I took this picture whilst I sat on the beach alone. The boys had gone to the toilet. As I sat there breathing in the sea air, I was overwhelmed with emotion. 8 months previously we’d sat on this beach, Bilbo had run up and down this beach. We collected pebbles and shells. We were oblivious to what was about to hit our lives. As I sat in this moment I felt sad, angry and grateful. We could have lost Bilbo, cancer has changed our lives but we are fighting it. We’re determined to get through it as a family. And sitting on the beach when a holiday seemed so far away, we’d made it. And i’m taking that as a win!

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips always taste better by the sea. Catch in Looe do the best fish and chips by far. Bilbo has been going on about returning to this place since we told him we were going to Cornwall.

The did not disappoint and we returned daily for kids cod and chips.

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Bilbo has been dreaming of Fish and Chips from Catch. He had a portion every single day we were in Cornwall. He even had some for dinner after eating fish and chips in Plymouth for lunch. Just seeing him eat proper food has brought us so much joy.

Exploring Looe

The boys really love exploring the town. There are so many things to see and do. We love visiting Ash the wonder dog who plays fetch with you.

Bilbo and H loved seeing the pirates wandering about (the one below is a statue)

There is always something going on whether it is a new street to enjoy, exploring the life boats, visiting the greengrocers for fresh fruit or talking to random people along the way.

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Harrison doing his very best pirate impression!

We picked up some new nets and buckets to go crabbing. We asked a local fisherman boat if he had any spare fish he gave us some mackerel heads.

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H bringing in the crabbing nets.
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In total we caught five crabs. The boys loved looking at them and making sure they were not fighting.
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Bilbo put the crabs back as gently as he could. He was very concerned that they got back in the water safely.
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Waving to the boats on banjo pier.

There is so much to say about the trip…

  • What it has meant for us as a family.
  • What we’ve enjoyed the most.
  • Where we’ve explored.
  • What has made the boys most happy.
  • How we’re feeling about the next chapter.
  • Celebrating Grandad’s birthday at Chesstington.
  • Meeting and feeding giraffe’s.

But I will save it for another day, another post.

For now I just wanted to share with everyone who is following our story that we made it. The trip was better than we could have imagined and we have had some much needed time out from cancer.

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1 Response

  1. Maddy says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment life has branded you and your Familia. Happiness is apparent! Blessings to all. Enjoy life to it’s fullest. Hugs and kisses to ALL. Sincerely, Maddy

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