A Holiday Nightmare

Condor Ferries

My husband had been hinting for years about visiting Normandy and the D-Day beaches that he is fascinated by, so for his birthday last year I booked a family holiday to see them. With money fairly tight I booked to go in February half term as the prices were very reasonable and we are a family that will enjoy activities in pretty much any weather. What I hadn’t considered was the weather for the ferry crossing and the night before… Continue Reading “A Holiday Nightmare”

All the fun of the Farm at Eco-Gites of Lenault

Eco-Gites of Lenault

Being a family of 6, hotel stays can be really awkward as they just don’t make family rooms that are big enough for our family so we have to pay extra to have two rooms which really adds to the cost of a holiday, so we tend to look for holiday cottages or large caravans that can comfortably sleep us all. I am always nervous of staying in new places and have to admit that I prefer to stay somewhere where… Continue Reading “All the fun of the Farm at Eco-Gites of Lenault”

Travelling from Poole with Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries

Watching the Condor Ferry leaving from Poole Harbour is always an exciting experience for the kids and we have watched it go past from the Sandbanks Chain Ferry and White Cliff Park before now, but we have never actually been on the ferry itself. This half term that all changed when we took the Condor Liberation to Jersey via Guernsey and then changed to continue to St Malo aboard the Rapide. I have wanted to visit the Channel Islands for… Continue Reading “Travelling from Poole with Condor Ferries”

Day Five of our Normandy Adventure

Arromanches

It is difficult to say which day was our favourite on our break in Normandy as they were all special in their own way. Day one introduced us to the history of WW2 with a visit to St Mere Eglise, Utah Beach and Pointe Du Hoc. Day two started us off on a medieval adventure with a visit to Bayeux and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux and the famous Bayeux Tapestry followed by Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Day three… Continue Reading “Day Five of our Normandy Adventure”

Day Three of our Normandy Adventure – Le Mont St Michel

Le Mont St Michel

Our Normandy holiday was for Hubby and Kian to indulge their love of history and WW2 in particular but I had one place on the list that I insisted on visiting – Le Mont St Michel. I last visited as a young teen, too many years ago to count and was keen to return and explore as an adult. The magical island is topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery and is one of France’s most amazing sights and it is… Continue Reading “Day Three of our Normandy Adventure – Le Mont St Michel”