Honestly I am! I have heard such mixed reports about it and honestly I am not worried but very happy to be going away with my family for 5 days.
There are going to be sparkly twinkly christmas lights and reindeers. We are going to hire bikes and cycle through the woods, go swimming every day, sleep in and not get dressed until late morning, see father christmas, go on a christmas treasure hunt, play board games, eat lots of chocolate, sit in front of an open fire and toast marshmallows. Not have to do any housework other than a bit of cleaning after eating (we have a 'maid' although pointed out to DH it is unlikely to be a long legged, long blonde haired swedish beauty). We might do some arts and crafts, we might not which means we won't
There will be no bumsex as we are not there on a friday.
It is the start of our christmas preparations and after such a difficult year filled with health problems, lack of sleep and lack of a real holiday away as a family (last trip away was marred somewhat by DS getting chicken pox half way through the long weekend).
Come and tell me all your happy stories to make me feel more excited! And give me any tips to make our trip extra special and stress free (like, we are going to take some frozen meals in tupperware to reduce the need to take every single item of condiment and food from home or buy stuff there that we just have to take back with us)
We really haven't done too much. Kids have been mesmerised enough just by being here so great on our wallet. And ds is poorly with coughing bug so no enjoying the cold. We also rush around too much at home so have been enjoying really lazy mornings, cooked brekky, bike rides, swimming (kids love the pool and slides) pancakes, Santa, open fire, fireworks. Think the kids have just enjoyed us having time to sit and play with them. I painted dds nails with glitter and put jewels on them last night, present from Santa.
There is so much to do, we would be knackered trying todo it all!
Food - we had the family banquet delivered on Tuesday, pizza for kids, Indian for us. The pizza was just pizza, but the Indian was delicious. We got the standard banquet, plenty for us, with poppadum, pickles, Bahji, samosa, three mains, naan, rice, the delivery woman also set it on our table. Very luxurious!
Oh i'm going on Monday too - am also getting excited. Just the 3 of us though.
Have you seen the family cabanas for hire in the subtropical swimming paradise? Not worth it for us 3 but might be good for your big posse. I would def book if i were in a big group. (Under extras on the website along with car valeting).
girly lucky! You are going to love it. Just been swimming. Lots of fun! It's very frosty, with misty breath outside, so it feels Christmassy. They have made huge efforts to make it festive, I am impressed.
There are saunas in some of the bigger accommodation, as well as a hot tub and some have games rooms too. We have a whirlpool bath with is fun enough with the little ones.
Accommodation is great, beds very comfy, housekeeping dd a great job.
Hi no sadly back at home with a mountain of washing!! We had such a fab time, the atmosphere was really chrismassy and I feel super relaxed now. Make sure you go swimming at night, well tea time really it gets dark at 4.30. Hope you have a fab time.
We are in, I have wine, it is fab. We got through the barrier st 3.05pm, how perfect is that! Kids are just so happy! En suite bathrooms which I did expect. Had bern warned decor was old and tred but its modern ikea style, lovely, even have a built in beer/wine fridge!
Outdoor pool looks amazing steaming hot, in the dark with Christmas lights around it, very atmospheric. We have our bikes, not fallen off yet!