A Good Old Fashioned HolidayBlog
posted January 10th 2019
I’m mum to Sharon, Ben & Ryan and nanny to five beautiful grandchildren, Ellie, Jai, Beau, Jack & Maya. Ben lives in Australia with Jai, Beau and Maya but the rest of the family are still close by. I had my children early in life so once they were all grown up I trained to be a Maths Teacher and I work in various schools and privately supporting children with all aspects of maths up until G.C.S.E. I love catching up with my friends, going swimming, reading and knitting and I also spend time looking after my grandchildren during the school holidays and sometimes after school or evenings.
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When I was younger holidays were few and far between but if we did go away we would head towards a beach somewhere.
When my daughter asked me if I would look after my 2 grandchildren whilst her and her husband went away with friends to celebrate my son-in-laws birthday I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It was going to be in the summer and my friend’s family had a caravan in Clacton so we would be heading there for a few days.
August arrived and the grandchildren were dropped off and it wasn’t long before we packed up the car and headed towards Clacton, there was me, my two grandchildren, my friend and her teenage daughter.
The journey was full of laughter and silly chats, it was lovely to see the children all getting on with no cares in the world. We arrived at the caravan to excited squeals as the children bounded out of the car and in to the caravan eager to pick their rooms. I love the fact that even though my grandchildren have been on lots of holidays, they love a stay in a caravan just as much, and maybe more, than a hotel somewehere abroad!
Over the next few days we had so much…we went to the beach, we went crabbing, walked along the pier and smiled and laughed more than you could imagine. It was great seeing how happy the grandchildren could be doing the simple things in life. We ate fish and chips, played cards in the evening and just enjoyed being in the moment. When it came to going home, they didn’t want to leave the caravan and Clacton behind so we came back the following year and it’s now become a bit of a tradition, even if my daughter and her husband aren’t going away.
If you are lucky enough to be taking your grandchildren away this year, I hope you have a fantastic time. Treaure all those magical moments.