Monday, 28 April 2014

Lovely Lovely Lanzarote

Last week some of you may know that I went away to Lanzarote with the fam to celebrate the Mothers 60th birthday. It was the finale in the seemingly never ending celebrations that had involved meals, spas and going to see Miranda. We had a really amazing time.

The flight was four hours which isn't too bad with the little ones. The girl had her own seat and the boy had to sit on our laps (argh). But with the rents this meant that we had enough people to pass him around. I will at some point do a flying with tiny tots blog post with some tips and lessons we learnt.

The resort we stayed in which was The Sun Tropical Island, and it was brilliant. Like perfect for families. Essentially Butlins in the sun! This could be some peoples idea of total hell but for us it was ideal. There were 16 pools including tiny shallow warm ones for the kids, a children's club with a soft play (the dream!), little parks and various bits and bobs going on in the evening. During the day we didn't venture out too much. We did a trip to the local zoo/water Rancho Texas park and the beach. But mainly we just stayed around the pool lazing (by lazing I mean manically entertaining children) and making the most of free food and ice cream. Oh ok and the odd gin.

ANOTHER free ice cream round the pool

Not naked. Promise!

Boy on one of the parks on the complex

Who knew horses were such megalolz?

I'm the one on the right

The beach was amazing as it was the boys first real experience of sand other than a sand pit.  He has only really been on pebble beaches before and he really loved it. Alas he enjoyed consuming more than he was playing with. I did the old 'let him try it and see how horrible it is' trick, that will teach him. It did teach him. Teach him how much he loves eating bloody sand! The weather was quite mild that day so I didn't have the manic mother worry that my children were going to set alight with the sun rays.

Discussing the benefits of eating sand

High on sand

Mmmmm you've got something on your head?

Now you're either going to a) love the below picture and think oh such fun and what a good idea orrrrrr you're going to think b) well that's just crap and what a bunch of losers. However I am putting it in anyway! Mother paid for the whole holiday for us and to do something special. Yes. I made comedy T Shirts for us all. Even the kids. We wore them on the plane. You WISH you were as cool as us!

The new Girls Aloud but fitter

All in all a holiday we will never forget and I can't wait to go back again another year. Maybe just without the comedy T Shirts.
     
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

43 comments:

  1. That's brilliant! Esp the comedy t shirts... Your mum must've had the best 60th celebrations ever! Kids look like they were having a blast too. I've been to lanzarote, but as a child myself - would definitely consider it for some spring or autumn sunshine... X
    @katgrant30 (Bumps and Grind)

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    1. It was ace and I would defo defo recommend it. Not too far and the weather was just right. You know you want a comedy T shirt! xxx

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  2. Oh, lovely sunny photos!! Well Jel! It all looks like such fun-free booze, ice cream, 16 pools and a park sound like the PERFECT holiday to me!! ;) xx

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    1. It was so brill. So brill I got sun stroke and had to spend one whole day inside the apartment! Pale skin loser xxx

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  3. Looks and sounds like you had a fab time! Sounds like a great place and I am dead jealous of the sunshine! Loving the t-shirts too, you are just tooooo cool for me!! Xx #whatsthestory

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    1. Don't be so jeal of my t shirts. I can make you one too? It's what the hot girls are wearing this year xxx

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  4. Looks like a fab holiday. Oh, to take my kids to a beach when it's actually warm and sunny! Though you are clearly too cool for me with those t shirts - surprised you even spoke to me on Saturday! x

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    1. Well you know I did think about moving on but I thought I would take the time to chat. I am just so cool. Did you see how excited I was by Iona's T shirt??! ha! I love them! xxx

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  5. Such a fantastic way to celebrate a special birthday and what a treat for the rest of you! It must have been a fun time being there with family members making some lovely lasting memories. Love the comedy T-Shirts by the way, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Comedy T Shirts are the new mmmm denim? Everyone will be wearing them soon. You see! xxx

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    2. Do you know what. I've just had another look at this and I think we took the triplets and Theo to the same Hotel 2 years ago!

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    3. Oh did you! Did it have a big bridge over the pool? And two domes? It was fab! Someone else tweeted me that they had been there too. Must be popular! xxx

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  6. Wow, it looked like you all had a fab time! I love your photo with the seal. Sounds perfect x #MagicMoments

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    1. Thanks! It was totally brilliant xxx

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  7. I really love your photos because they are so vivid which highlighted the awesome weather there =) #whatsthestory

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    1. Thanks. It was lovely weather. Not too hot for the kiddies xxx

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  8. Sounds perfect to me! especially gin on tap :)
    Happy birthday to your mum - how very generous of her! x

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    1. I thought of you when I had a gin. It's not like our gin though bab. Funny gin. But free! Mother is a generous soul xxx

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  9. Ah wonderful holiday! Loving the comedy T-shirts girl! Going away with all the family is always great when the kids are little - extra pairs of hands and eyes always work for me!! Glad you had a great time! #whatsthestory

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    1. Defo need some rents to help out with you. Even just to watch if you gasp want to have a shock shower! Imagine the luxury of bathing when you wanted? xxx

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  10. Love family holidays and yours looks like it was fun.

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  11. Those comedy t-shirts are brilliant. Big birthdays are all about embarrassment too! I hope you mum had a great birthday, it sounds like an awesome trip. I love the photos and captions to go with them! Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

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    1. I tell you what you cannot go wrong with a few comedy t shirts! They are the way forward. My hub wasn't quite so excited by them mind xxx

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  12. Looks like you had a great time, must be lovely to go away as a big family #whatsthestory

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    1. It was brilliant. I think it was the first time in like ten year me and my sister have been together for a week! xxx

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  13. Aww that looks so good, I love your happy sunny photos, especially the high on sand one :). Hope you're all rested. I can't wait to go on hols now!

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    1. It was brill! Oh I shall be jel of your holiday. I want to go away again so bad. We shall just do a staycation in my in laws cottage. Hope it's sunny mind xxx

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  14. How generous is your mum - and loved the tee-shirts ha. Looks brilliant. Can't wait for our beach holiday in August now x

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    1. I know! I am so lucky she is a super star bless her xxx

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  15. What a lovely holiday, a childs heaven, sand and pools! The T-shirts are great!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Don't forget the vast amount of never ending ice cream! xxx

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  16. Sounds like a fabulous holiday :) Loving the t-shirts, seeing you all would certainly have made me smile! #WhatstheStory #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Yes did we get a lot of funny looks as we were walking around! xxx

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  17. I'm glad you had a really good holiday! Loving your work on the t-shirts! x

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    1. Thanks lovely. We did have a really fab time. Sad to be back xxx

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  18. Looks like you had a fab time, great t-shirts xx

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    1. We did thanks bab. Was a really ace time and I wish I was there now! xxx

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  19. awww i am so so pleased you had a super time :-)

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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    1. Yay! Thanks it was brilliant. So sad to be back. Cannot wait to go back at some point xxx

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  20. We used to go as children. My parents first went in 1964 when there was no airport and the island had almost no mains power - and water wasn't mains either but from alhibi tanks. They bought a small second home there when my brother and I were small in the late 70s and we went twice a year every year as kids. First to our house in Puerto del Carmen and then when it got really over developed (as you say, Butlins in the sun!) we sadly said farewell to the best beach on the island (which was empty when we first went) and bought one of the first houses in Costa Teguise. Then that went the same way - although with more building restrictions thankfully. My Dad is now 87 and we sold the place 9 years ago. I have very fond memories of long holidays in the sun and wish we could do the same for our children. We haven't been abroad since!

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    1. Ohhh it sounds bliss when you were little? It is very developed now. I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much if I had been on a romantic break. It literally is Butlins by the sun isn't it? Ah I am jel of the days spent on nice empty beaches. When we went it was cloudy and rammed! Thanks for leaving a comment xxx

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  21. popping over from #letkidsbekids....

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