My CM is taking 3 days off at the beginning of October and so I'm going to have to take the time off work to look after my DS. I was thinking about just mooching around here and chilling out but there is a cottage we could go to in Cornwall for a long weekend. It's dirt cheap but is a long drive and has no central heating, only a coal fire in the living room. From memory, there are also electric heaters but obviously they eat leccy.
I've never been on holiday on my own with him before. Would I be better off waiting and going away with him next year when the weather's a bit warmer for our first ever holiday experience together?
Just got back from there. Not much sun! If it was me it would depend on just how far you have to drive. Sounds like quite hard work for a weekend ... I'd be tempted to chill this time, wait til ds can appreciate the beaches! My dd is 3 at Xmas, and she was a bit scared of the sea at first, but soon grew to like it. I doubt she'd have liked it at 18months. Without wetsuits etc it's pretty cold ....
I'd wimp out just coz of the drive. think heating would be ok in early oct if you took jumpers. coiuld you not take the phone off the hook and pretend you are on holiday at home by doing easy meals treats etc? or do you need a holiday? if so go for it , a change of scenery can be great. (i'll just sit on the fence a bit more now...)
Go for it. You'll both benefit from the change of scenery. And my 18mo adored the beach last week - it was about the only place he's been too recently where he could run off in any direction and shout at the top of his lungs without me having to Gently Guide him.
It sounds as though it does YOU good to go there too - if you'll love it, pack a few jumpers & fleecy balnkets and your DS will love it too.
I can't take the friends (although maybe they would like to come - but they live by the seaside anyway so not sure they'd want to pack up their dog and 3 cats to come to cornwall!). Today I found out that the car I've ordered is arriving before that weekend which does make it slightly more appealing - I was going to have to hire a car which was going to be a hassle + expensive.
I do like the idea of it. I really, really love it there.
Sounds lovely. As you say, you really really love it there- sounds like a clincher to me!
Isn't it better in lfe to regret the things you do do, than the things you don't do?
ps. If the car you want doesn't arrive in time, you could consider taking the train from Paddington to the SW (Exeter, or even Penzance) and hiring the car from there. That's what I do- it's quick and easy. I am going to Devon even later in October- wrap up warm, there'll be lots of bracing things to do!