This week have been thinking about what to do for our summer holiday. So we decided it would be fun to show you our perfect family holiday using a motif which that features strongly (so much so we are virtually a cult) in our home: Peppa Pig.
As we have two daughters we have two Peppas in our perfect holiday family (Sorry George, you will have to sit this holiday out). Husband and I are, predictably, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Here we are with our cases ready for our dream holiday in the sunshine. Husband is keen to point out he is not quite as rotund as Daddy Pig...
After years of shunning the beach for the sand-less glamour of the pool I am now a beach convert. We have so much fun together at the beach! The kids love the sand with its endless creative possibilities and the sea is great for Little I to splash about in the shallows. It is also great for people watching, one of my favourite pastimes!
Going out exploring the area and meeting the local people is an important element of our holiday. It is so important that our girls get a feel for the culture, food and history of the country or town we are visiting. I love a spot of sightseeing especially historic buildings, art galleries and festivals. And who can resist a trip round the local markets (Ok, I admit I have to drag Husband around the market but it is my favourite bit!).
Little E's absolute favourite thing to do on holiday is swimming in the pool. She is our very own water baby cannonballing in the deep end! She has just started proper swimming lessons to work on her technique and she can't wait to pass her water wings down to Little I who will properly appreciate the fun at the pool now she is two.
Keeping the kids busy and entertained 24/7 is vitally important so sports activities are a fun and essential part of our dream holiday. Husband loves playing pretty much any sport but on holiday he opts for water sports and golf, tennis or beach volleyball. Little E enjoys anything physical and is a keen horse rider. Now Little I is bigger she loves to join in and have a go at whatever we are doing.
What do you mean I didn't mention my favourite sporting activity? Does drinking a cocktail while having a massage count? When on holiday I'm more of a cocktails and spa day activity girl! But I'll let you into a little secret; I'm actually a pretty decent skier. We haven't taken the kids skiing yet but I can't wait to see them on the slopes.
And of course no perfect holiday in the sun is complete without ice cream! In my book it isn't a holiday unless you have ice cream at least once a day, preferably at every meal. The kids agree with me.
So there it is. Our perfect holiday in the sun acted out by two Peppa Pigs and family. Here are a few snaps of the real us enjoying our holiday last year.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.