Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Holiday here we come!!!

Ohmygoodness, hold me back. We are going on a holiday, and yes, I am probably disproportionately excited about it.

We're off to New Zealand to see my cousins, my aunty and uncle and my darling Grandad who will turn 89 while we are there.

We're going to spend 4 or 5 days in Christchurch doing family stuff, and then we're heading up north to the Marlborough region where we intend to do some serious wine tasting. Well, two of us - the adults in the group.

Then we're heading over to Wellington and to the Wairarapa / Martinborough area for more of the same.

So, the countdown is on.

It's a rather different proposition though, planning a holiday with two babies. Can we get bassinettes on the plane? (no, apparently, is the answer to that question), what if they won't suck on anything as we take off?, what if they cry the whole way?, can I dress them warmly enough for a NZ winter?, should I take portacots, or hire them at the hotels?, can I get the formula and food they like?, we'd better make sure our hotel room has cooking facilities because there isn't going to be any restaurant nights out, what do I do about highchairs (sew a portable one is the answer to that one), and so on!!

But it's just new kind of exciting. You should see their passports -adorable!

What I'm most looking forward to is nearly 2 weeks of just us. The four of us. Spending time together without any other pressures on us. It's so close I can smell it :)


  1. You'll have a fab time and the babies will probably be a lot better than you expect. It is tiring though travelling with kids - but there will be extra sets of hands and seeing family will be brilliant - hang on, have you been or are you there????(looks at date...)

  2. Hello :)
    I just stumbled across your blog for the first time & I'm really enjoying your posts! Your boys are absolutely gorgeous!
    A new fan here ;o)
    Wow...your family holiday sounds LOVELY!!
    Claire ;o)


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