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Does anyone recommend this idea or is it a bad one?

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BabyShades122 Sun 30-Oct-16 09:34:25

Good morning!

Going through a difficult divorce at the moment and ex-hubby is dealing with it rather well. We're on good terms though.

My head is completely friend and I've been looking at a little holiday away in France, just myself and my toddler. I need to get away from everyone and everything here and have time to myself.

I've never done anything like this before. So going away would be a big thing for me but I need it. Does anyone recommend it? Or is it a crazy bad idea? Thank you!

MrsHathaway Sun 30-Oct-16 09:36:42

Sounds ideal. Go low key - toddler doesn't need a million expeditions or Michelin star catering - and take little treats with you.

Offred Sun 30-Oct-16 09:37:45

Great idea!

BabyShades122 Sun 30-Oct-16 09:38:25

I've been looking at a small family cottage in a little village in France. Nowhere fancy, just somewhere quiet. smile

Hellothereitsme Sun 30-Oct-16 09:40:26

Great idea. Eurocamp etc are good I've been with them as a single parent. You feel like you are on your own but there is a rep just in case. Lots of ideas in the travel section of MN and lots of us have done it for advice.

jeaux90 Sun 30-Oct-16 10:09:25

Single parent here and I love going away with mine, she's now 7, first time away is daunting I know but it will be ok. When mine was a baby/toddler i would go somewhere like a nice coastal town with a beach (even when it's cold it's fun) so there was stuff we could go out and see/do (added bonus of sea air so she slept well) but also did the Majorca/Cyprus etc or similar thing so she could paddle in the kids pool and have some other company and I could relax. Just some other ideas xxx

weaselwords Sun 30-Oct-16 10:24:30

I once went to a b&b in Cornwall for a few days with my then 5 year old and six month old sons for a break during the summer holiday and while I was on maternity leave. I'm sure the owner thought I was fleeing someone but I just fancied a few days away by the sea. We had a great time and so will you!

I did have a flat tire on the way down and had to change it in a service station car park while 5 year old supervised as he was on the phone to husband, relaying instructions. Baby slept at me. Once you've tackled stuff like that you feel like anything is possible.

MrsNuckyThompson Sun 30-Oct-16 10:28:40

Going away is a great idea.

But think carefully about how remote you want it to be! A French village miles from anywhere is a great idea if you're on your own just lounging around reading books, eating cheese and going for long walks. But you won't be doing any of that with a toddler in tow!!

Although it might not be just as quiet I'd think of going somewhere with beach or pool to hand (indoor if weather not right) at least somewhere which might have a little playground or place to go for ice cream/hot choc.

LyndaNotLinda Sun 30-Oct-16 10:29:13

It's a great idea. I recommend getting somewhere with wifi so you're not lonely in the evenings when your toddler has gone to bed. And take a load of box sets/download stuff from iplayer to watch while you're away.

I'm sure you'll have a lovely time smile

jeaux90 Sun 30-Oct-16 10:54:20

Yep Lynda great shout I do that, download stuff before I go and make sure there is somewhere separate I can chill when she is sleeping. As they get older and can stay up later in the lively warm evenings away, it's fun to take playing cards or dominoes so you can have a little drink before dinner and play something together. When we were in Portugal in the summer my 7 year old hoiked herself up on the barstool and asked for a sprite and said "my mummy will have a beer, we're playing cards" confused I wasn't sure whether to be mortified or proud!!

LyndaNotLinda Sun 30-Oct-16 11:16:43

I think that's lovely jeaux! Me and DS play cards in the evenings now he's older too

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