Sunday, 1 June 2014

The one where I forget to book a summer holiday

Sandcastles in Wales

I made a bit of a boo boo when it came to booking this year's holiday. I didn't book one. Yeah, that.

Thing is, since the girls were 3 and 6 we've stayed at the same farm cottage in Wales for a week in August every year, and I always said that we'd continue to go back as long as they wanted to.

Porth Oer
Porth Oer
And we did go back for 10 years of really enjoyable holidays, but at the end of last year's they both said they'd prefer to do 'something different' this year.  I understand that, they're growing up and want to try something new.

From my point of view the cottage holiday was an easy option for us: staying in a lovely farm cottage with friends staying in the neighbouring cottages, fabulous beaches nearby and plenty to do. It was cheap too, which added to its appeal (for me at any rate!)

I admit that I even provisionally booked the cottage for this year thinking they'd change their mind, but they haven't and I've had to cancel it. The Teenager has since decided to go to Lanzarote with her boyfriend and his family, leaving Tall Daughter and me to find a holiday somewhere.

It might seem crazy but I'm a bit flummoxed about what to do and where to go, and now it's already June and still nothing's booked. I really need to get my finger out and book something.  But where?

Where do you recommend?  What's your favourite UK or European holiday destination suitable for an easily bored 14 year old?