What my perfect holiday is and is not about

Perfect holiday... I suppose it is something different for everyone. I do however know what it is and what it is not for me.

My perfect holiday is not about the location. Sun or snow, rain or shine. It's all fine.

My perfect holiday is not about quantity. Once a year, twice a year, two weeks or four weeks away. The number doesn't really matter at the end of the day.

My perfect holiday is not about extraordinary experiences, of the amazing, exciting, breath-taking extravaganza. They say life is not measured by the breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.

I say, every moment spent with the right people is magical enough.

For my perfect holiday is about family. It is about being together. It is about loving the life shared between the nearest and dearest.

We haven't been on many family holidays together. We have had separate mummy-daughter and daddy-daughter holidays, but rarely have all three of us gone together. We were fortunate enough to go to Levi, Lapland on an amazing ski holiday last year. And I so wish to repeat that experience, us three. It doesn't really matter to me where we go, as long as we go together.

To be together, our little three member family. To relax, to have fun, to be close, all three of us. Together.

On my perfect holiday I would love us ...

... to take the road less travelled. 

... to peek through and share the wonder of seeing something unexpected.

... to smell the air and wonder what it reminds us of. 

... to walk where there are no roads.

... to stop and smell the flowers, one after another.

... to stay up and enjoy the sunset, pondering what colours it will turn next.

... to sleep in and to relax, and to have a full night of sleep for each and single one of us.

... wake up to a new day, ready to explore its wonders.

... to run towards new adventures.

... to play together.

... to eat together.

... to laugh together.

... to meet new friends.

... to sample the local delights.

... to look far and wide and wonder where we will end up by the end of the day.

... but most of all, to be together and to be close. Just the three of us.

That is what my perfect holiday is all about. Family, life, laughter, shared little moments. It doesn't matter where, it doesn't matter for how long, it doesn't matter what. What matters, is us, together, as a family.

What is your perfect holiday?


  1. Aww lovely post and stunning photographs! I just replied to your comment on my #MarkWarnerMum post and can't believe how much we have in common, must chat about it sometime! Love the photo of you in the snow. Good luck, Polly x
    Our Seaside Baby

    1. It is crazy isn't it - and definitely lets catch up sometime on the Japan experience :) Thank you :)

  2. What a lovely post. You have made some fantastic memories! Good luck!

    1. Thank you - we have had some lovely opportunities and family time and it was lovely to look through the photographs :)

  3. What a beautiful post full of gorgeous memories. xx

    1. Thank you so much, what a lovely comment :)

  4. I absolutely adore your photos, we too have been to Lapland but is was Rovenemi and it was before Tilly was born. Good luck

    1. Thank you! Lapland is gorgeous - I've been to Rovaniemi too, just to see the Santa Claus and it was pretty awesome :) I reckon Tilly would love it if you ever have a chance to go again there!

  5. I always know I'm having a great time when I'm carrying my flip flops. And walking in the sand.

    1. Yes definitely - and how do I hope for us to have a nice beach holiday sometime soon, haven't had one for ages!


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