Holiday Memories #MarkWarnerMum

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Holiday Memories #MarkWarnerMum

Hardly a visit from my parents goes by without a reference to one of our family holidays.

"Remember the time when Sara ate a hot hog that was as big as she was?"

"Remember Dad ordering drinks in France "Coke? Coke? Deux Cokes""

"Remember the days spent playing in the swimming pool."

The list goes on. That is because family holidays are memories in the making. Time when you can forget about everything for a week or two and enjoy the company of each other doing new and exciting things.

I must admit that since having children I often think about the holidays I had before they came along. I used to love to go skiing. Although my I insistence on not going too fast meant I was shattered by the end of day one, as I had zig zagged across the slopes so much.

skiing in tremblant
Please note this is not a black run. I would not be smiling and my husband would not be in a position to take a photo!

I will never forget my husband reading the map wrong and ending up on a black run instead of red. Apparently it is also important to take a photograph of your wife if she falls over before you help her up!

fallen over on the slopes
This isn't a black run either. I just accidentally went off piste into a huge pile of snow!

I also long for warm holidays where I can see and do new things. I have enjoyed scuba diving on the great barrier reef and my husband has even turned his hand at sailing in Antigua. Best of all I got to swim with a dolphin called Zeus. All of these things are hard to combine with children in tow.

What I need to find is a company that provides childcare that my children will want to go to and activities that will suit everyone in the family. That is why I am applying to be a #MarkWarnerMum. I had heard of Mark Warner before, but had never really known much about them until I started blogging and reading the posts by the Mark Warner Activity Bloggers. With three little men I certainly need to keep them active to ensure a peaceful nights sleep!

On an average day there is lots of activity going on in rain, shine and snow.

Our holiday memories this year have included cycling, swimming and a magical time in Paris. This year has been filled with making memories and as it come to an end I hope that 2014 will be filled with active memories too.

holiday photos

What are your holiday memories? How do you like to spend this special time. Are you a thrill seeker or would you rather relax on a lounger?

This is my entry to become a #MarkWarnerMum

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  1. what a lot of lovely holiday memories. best of luck with your entry - it is a lovely blog post. xxx

  2. Backing you all the way! You skiing pics made me smile - that's just how I ski! x

  3. Louise Fairweather5 December 2013 at 17:00

    Thank you. Middle man just wants to go on holiday all the time! Think he just likes is being together.

  4. Louise Fairweather5 December 2013 at 17:02

    Ah is that why you do weekends? Too tired from zig zagging to do more. Good idea really! At least I got to have a rest in the huge mound of snow :-D

  5. I've never tried skiing, I don't think my knees could take the strain! But I enjoyed looking through your holiday photos, it looked fun. Family holidays make the best memories too, someday I'm hoping to combine the more adventurous holidays I had before children with them included!

  6. Jocelyn (@ihavecards)6 December 2013 at 10:13

    Lovely post, and holidays are for special memory-making - good luck to you x

  7. Such a lovely post and some great memories there Louise. Ski-ing is such fun although we haven't been for at least 10 years. Good luck in the competition :)

  8. Louise Fairweather6 December 2013 at 13:01

    Good Luck to you too!

  9. Louise Fairweather6 December 2013 at 13:01

    I think I love holidays as much as Middle man!

  10. Louise Fairweather6 December 2013 at 13:02

    Yes it is hard work skiing. I tried snowboarding once too - I barely stood upright! Yes I am looking forward to doing adventurous hoildays too x

  11. Lovely post. Good luck x

  12. lovely post Louise, good luck xx

  13. You've captured some beautiful memories here, good luck with your entry! #PoCoLo

  14. Wow looks like you had an awesome time x Great memories x

  15. Holidays are so special aren't they and it looks like you have some great memories there both before and after the arrival of your children!

  16. I feel exactly the same way about holidays. I love the memories they give you :). What a great post - the skiing photos look fab. Good luck with the competition. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

  17. Louise Fairweather8 December 2013 at 19:06

    Yes - holidays with the kids are fun too x

  18. Louise Fairweather8 December 2013 at 19:07

    Thanks and good luck to you too xx