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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.