The past few months have been amazing, but also completely exhausting. Sometimes I wondered if I was going to manage all the work and the deadlines. Running the business single handedly has been a challenge, but lots of changes are being made, all will be revealed soon.
My husband was tasked with booking our summer holiday. I gave him the dates months before of the only week we could go, after Emily & Peter’s Tipi wedding on 21st July and before Julie & James’s three day wedding on 25th August. Not used to working to deadlines, the holiday was booked very last minute on the internet between episodes of The Inbetweeners and Family Guy!
With very little research, we were off to Majorca, half board at Hotel Calador. The flight was very bumpy and the wait for the shuttle bus transfer took longer than the flight! As we drove, my eldest son commentated most of the way about the desolate surroundings of central Majorca. “What if we get there and it’s awful” he kept saying, the shuttle bus journey is always a nervous one! Watching other guests being dropped off at their holiday destination, we were pleasantly surprised when the bus pulled up outside our hotel.
Our children are just a bit too young to have their own room, mainly due to the fact they would probably kill each other! So we were quite relieved that after checking in with the lovely receptionist, we were escorted to our large family room. Sharing a room with two boys is a challenge in itself without having them camped at the end of your bed!
After dumping our cases, we went to explore and were in for a lovely surprise. The staircase leading down from reception led to the restaurant, lovely and bright with white leather chairs with views over the sea. Another staircase led outside to the pool and bar area. Another set lined with flares led to the beautiful beach! What more could we want out from our holiday. The old man did well!
Breakfasts were delicious and the dinner menu varied each night. The boys were very adventurous and tried beef tongue, scorpian fish, liver, mussels! The waitresses were a delight, all from Germany from the same school. The service was fantastic.
Late morning the girls would wander round the pool with watermelon and later in the afternoon frozen towels which were very welcoming. It was very hot. If you missed the watermelon round, another very vocal old chap sold them along with fresh pineapple and coconuts on the beach twice a day, he sang a song to entice his customers.
The town was very touristy, but safe enough for the boys to wander into on their own, mainly for supplies of Pringles! In the other direction there was an amazing Marina. If we had more time I would have liked to explore some of the island, I was happy laying on my lounger this time.
It was such a fantastic holiday, just what we all needed. I even have a very slight tan!