Easter holibobs in France

Hi, I am sorry it has been so long since I have last posted. The first week of the Easter holidays we went to France for a few days. It was just for a few days, because my hassled husband took us all to France a day late. He mixed up the dates of our booking and I missed out on visiting Paris. The kids had a great time, swimming, eating and visiting Disneyland Paris so I cannot be too cross.

We always book the Premier Inn at the ferry port to start our holiday with an evening meal and cooked breakfast before travelling on and this holiday was no different.

As you can see the view from our bedroom was different. The ferry was on time and we travelled to the campsite quite quickly, until we hit a big diversion in a village just outside La Croix Du Vieux Pont. I later found out it was a French Brocante fair so I wish we had stopped. Instead we argued with EMILY our sat nav and eventually arrived at our caravan.


We have been at this campsite before and it is great for families old and young. We like the countryside and walks, our children now they are young adults like to sleep, swim, eat and generally enjoy the facilities. They even talked me into bowling one evening which was hilarious as I cannot hit the skittles.

The shops are not far away from the campsite and the local villagers are very friendly.

In the middle of our few days away my husband asked if he could go to ‘Merlins Castle’, I love walking so I went with him. The children stopped behind and had a morning to themselves.


It is different from Warwick castle which is near to where we live in England, it is so detailed and very beautiful.

The castle was fun and we finished with a cake and a coffee at a tiny café in the local town. The baker was very patience with my O’level French. I love France and I will definitely be going back soon. I am booking the next holiday. Have a great week ………….

Windswept selfie.

Cretian Holiday

Sandy days, sunshine haze and holiday. I am sad yet another family holiday is over, but it is good to be home to see our little dog. We had a great week in Crete stopping at the Kalyves Beach Hotel. It was the first time we have booked all inclusive and it was brilliant. My eldest has a teenage boys appetite so having meals, drinks and snacks included was just what we needed. The staff were great as well and very friendly.

The hotel is relaxing and quiet with a beach and free sunbeds so all you need is a book and suncream. We read three books between us, my husband read ‘Goldfinger’ by Ian Fleming, I read ‘ Believe me a memoir of love, death and jazz chickens’ by Eddie Izzard and ‘ Burnt Paper Sky’ by Gilly Macmillan. I actually enjoyed the ‘Burnt Paper Sky’ book which cost me a £1.00 from Poundland. Unfortunately, with all this reading and the Greek sun we did all burn so maybe more suncream next time or less reading. !!!

We found time with all this relaxing to see our friends Douglas and Chris who treated us to a traditional meal at a local restaurant. They live in Vamos, but travelled to see us so there was lots of fun and laughter.