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A week of bliss! | Blog




Well hello out there!!! Anyone clicked that it's been a little quite on the old blog for a couple of weeks? Well that is because I was off on my holibobs and didn't want to think about anything bloggy or social media related. I needed a break away from everything to get my passion back and it most definitely worked!! So here I am..back with a renewed love for my little blog and with so many things to share with you.

In this post I want to focus on the wonderful week that we spent in Palmanova, Mallorca. I'm not going to lie...before we left I was a bit tentative as it was pickles first time on a plane and his first sunny holiday. His first and only other holiday was to Disneyland which is a very different type of holiday so I didn't know how he was going to cope with the travelling and the heat. I needn't have worried though as he adapted amazingly.

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We left on Monday morning. We had all woken up super early, got our pre laid out clothes on and headed off with sleepy eyes but excited heads to Southend airport which is only 10 minutes away from us. Pickle was so excited even though he had been quite abruptly snatched from his slumber and bundled into a car. The whole time at the airport (which was only about an hour and 30 minutes to be honest) all he kept talking about was 'Go on holiday?' and asking 'Mummy and Daddy and me flying on an airplane??'. It calmed my nerves to see him so excited and so far things were going so good.

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We flew with EasyJet and the staff were lovely. They chatted with pickle and he soon got settled into his seat with his iPad and snazzy new headphones ready for the flight. The flight from Southend to Palma is only 2 hours (one of the reasons we picked the destination) so a couple of episodes of Paw Patrol and some stickers and colouring later, we had landed. Pickle as so well behaved on the plane and caused no fuss whatsoever. I am normally a terrible flyer but seeing him so excited and not wanting him to see me scared or anxious really helped me to stay calm and enjoy the whole experience.

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We had booked a private transfer to get us to our hotel and it was well worth the money. There was no queuing for the coach or travelling for ages whilst everyone got dropped off. We arrived at the Sol Palmanova hotel and was pleasantly surprised when they said we could check in even through it was midday. We headed off to our room and I was so impressed. I had seen so much on TripAdvisor about the hotel rooms being small and needing renovation but I really don't know what they were seeing. Our room was more than big enough for us with loads of storage, a flat screen TV with English channels, a fridge and a lovely bathroom. The room got a massive thumbs up from me and the view was even better!
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Fast forward a few hours and we were by the kiddies pool, drink in hand, loving life! The hotel had 4 pools all in all. We only used 3 of the pools and spent most of our time around the two children's pools that came with slides, a snake that squirted water and a couple of buckets that tipped out water. We spent the majority of our time by the pools as pickle was having so much fun and wanted to spend his whole time swimming which meant hubby could go and join in and be a big kid and I could read a few books whilst sunning myself. Happy days!!!

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We went all inclusive on this holiday as the price was so good and as much as it was good all inclusive I probably wouldn't go all inclusive with pickle again. There was a lot of choice for adults at the hotel and hubby and I enjoyed all sorts from paella to chicken tikka but pickle was so fussy that he pretty much ended up living off of chips, beans and ice cream with the odd spag bol chucked in. As much as I love all inclusive as it is so easy money wise, I would probably go self catering on our next holiday so I can cook things I know pickle will eat. Not the hotels fault by any means and I personally was really happy with the choices on offer. Also, the drink measures were cray cray and caused me to wake up with a sore head on more than one occasion. God damn you amaretto slush!!!

The beach was a 5 minute slow wander from the hotel and it was so pretty. Yellow sand and crystal clear water. Pickle wasn't a huge fan of the sand as he doesn't like it in his toes but he loved the sea. We even managed to get him out on a pedlo one day and he was in his element.

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We had the most wonderful time on this holiday and I can honestly say that I have come back feeling so relaxed and renewed. I would really recommend Mallorca (especially if you would be travelling from Southend as its so close) and the Sol Palmanova hotel was fab. We only paid £1200 for the entire holiday so it was well worth the money! It was so good for us to spend time as a family and the only down side has meant that I have come home to holiday blues and a tonne of washing!!

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So for now I will do all my washing and look wistfully at our next holiday whist reminiscing about the week we have just spent in paradise.

5 comments:

  1. Looks amazing!! I'm craving an all inclusive holiday, we've been self catering for the last few years and I'm ready for someone else to do it now haha!! Also, craving an amaretto slush, that's sounds amazing!! Xx

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  2. sound slike a great holiday!! Glad it went well. xx

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  3. Oh that sounds great, I wish we had taken ours away when we could do before school started as it is so much cheaper. Hope the holiday blues disappear soon!

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  4. Private transfer is always worth the extra money. Looks like you had a fab time. X

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  5. Gosh I'm so nervous to take my little girl on a plane but this looks like such a fun break!

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