Monday 5 December 2016

Memorandum Monday

Joining in once again with Sian's plan for sharing things we've learnt or done for the first time over the last weekend.

Well for starters, this is the first time

I've typed up a blog post with a baby on my lap

(And it's not the most comfortable of things I can assure you)

Young Leo is here for the day today while his Mummy and Daddy move house.  He was here yesterday too, with his mum popping back every couple of hours to escape the packing chaos feed him.  I had forgotten how totally time consuming a 3 month old baby can be!  And his Mummy and Daddy had slightly underestimated how time consuming packing up a house can me (of course the words 'I told you so' or 'maybe you should have started earlier' did not leave my lips'!)

However, the real first thing for the weekend was that we have

Booked a holiday for somewhere we have never been before

We've been trying hard to decide where to go next year - we totally love Italy and have a stack of brochures but we've been to several places in Italy now and our wish list of areas to visit has got smaller and smaller.  I'm not a great one for going back to the same place, no matter how much I loved it - I prefer to keep a happy memory and not risk a 'it's not as good as last year' comparison.

So we started looking a little further afield, somewhere near to Italy with Italian influences but somewhere we haven't been before.

So we investigated Croatia.  Everyone we know who has been there has said how lovely it is and so we've taken the plunge and booked a week at the end of May/beginning of June.  You can see that already the brochure is looking like it's been used for a lot of research!  (You may also notice a small person photobombing in the background.  We have his play mat inside a travel cot to keep Coco well away from him when he's here!) The hotel looks lovely and has good reviews and we're both looking forward to it.

Short and sweet today, a bit like my guest, hope everyone else has had a good weekend, I look forward to clicking on some links over at Sian's to read what you've all been up to.


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Croatia does look beautiful. We're looking forward to being able to travel further afield once the mortgage is paid off next year. Enjoy those baby cuddles.

Susanne said...

You know no one would have blamed you if the crib was in the foreground of that shot and the brochure on the table in the background. Have a great week, it looks to be starting out ub wonderful company.

Patio Postcards said...

What a wonderful way to start the week - a vacation planned. Friends of mine just came from a holiday in Croatia, they really enjoyed.

Well done you for not uttering a single "told you so ...." (col).

Happy week ahead.

Ruth said...

I'm amazed you got anything done if you had Leo on your lap ... Go, Granny!

Sian said...

Haha! What Susanne said! You do know that you would have a line of prospective baby cuddlers at your door if we all lived a bit closer? We spent one morning in Dubrovnik, from a cruise ship, and we loved it. Ask anyone here and they'll tell you about the amazing pizza. Have fun looking forward!

alexa said...

Two lovely things to enjoy! Lovely to see your young man in the background ... And how nice to have something concrete to look forward to.

helena said...

I agree with you and prefer a new place each time - Croatia is on my list for a visit as everyone I know who has been loved it