post thumbnail

There’s something exciting about receiving a letter / text / email confirming a holiday. I certainly got excited when our booking confirmation for Paris came through. The downside is though, as I’ve printed all communication to take with me, I’ll be carrying the equivalent of a sapling in my suitcase in paper and forms – and we only have hand luggage.

You may think me a little strange, but I’ve checked everything about ten times so far. Each time, everything has been ok, nothing has changed, but I just like to make sure. I’m not normally so thorough (some may say pedantic / obsessive), but it’s just that we’ve been looking forward to this holiday for so long – I can’t remember the last time Hubby and I went somewhere just the two of us, come to think of it, we haven’t in the last ten years!

That’s why this trip is something a little bitter-sweet. Our daughter won’t be coming with us.

Now, for those of us who have children, although I appreciate that the idea of a complete break and some serious “me / us time” is beyond rare and possibly something that I have fantasised about for as long as I can remember, the fact that it’s just the two of us going, is making me feel all sorts of things………Sad, excited, guilty, nervous, happy, all at the same time

The only other time we “escaped” on our own, was a 4 day trip to Dublin and even though our daughter was only six months old at the time – ably looked after by my parents – I still cried after every phone call (two every day)…………….. Maybe I should pack some tissues…………………

We don’t normally travel anywhere without “Mini-Me”, so this will definitely be a bit strange for me. I believe that if you go on holiday as a family, it’s exactly that – you do everything as a family. So I was somewhat bemused when my daughter stated that she would rather go on a UK holiday with my parents, as “They are going somewhere with three swimming pools and two play areas”.

Note to self; Next year, we need a destination with good food, culture, sun and maybe most importantly, swimming pools and play areas – Come to think of it, that kind of holiday appeals to me too – do you think they’d let me on the climbing frame????


Travel talk - Going on holiday without the children
Article Name
Travel talk - Going on holiday without the children
The bitter-sweet taste of complete escapism tinged with guilt and sadness. How my childless holiday is making me feel.
disney-institute-lingua-translations 178 × 75
amazon-lingua-translations 120 × 28
procter-gamble - Lingua Translations 114 × 92
london-partners-lingua-translations 154 × 101
Swansea City | Lingua Translations 154 x 146
Man City | Lingua Translations 154 × 154
FC_Barcelona_(crest) 154 × 156
Star_Wars_Logo.svg_-1 1280 × 773
FiFA | lingua Translations 154 × 86
The-Score 232x120
M & S 271 × 186
Walmart-Lingua Translations 232 × 65
Welsh Government & Lingua Translations 400 × 400
Costco & Lingua Translations 232 × 155


TUI-Group Testimonial 205 × 46 EN

Ian Chapman – Director of Holiday Experience –

“Lingua Translations provides instant multi-lingual options for TUI’s 24/7 Holidayline, so 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year TUI’s customers are connected to an interpreter instantaneously. This service is designed to help holidaymakers who find themselves in difficulty and require non-English language assistance.

The service offered by Lingua Translations provides us with instant translation for every destination we travel to, and has proved invaluable.”

Roland Garros 2018- Useful Vocab!

The French open 2018 Roland Garros is almost here!     On the 21st May, some of the best will take to the clay courts to compete for the French Grand Slam title. Now, when it comes to clay, we’re always going to think it will be Rafael Nadal, but this year, who knows! Could …

Read More

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Russia

FIFA World Cup 2018 The domestic football season has ended we now know our national champions for the year. Next up are the finals of the Champions League and some domestic tournaments. This can only mean 1 thing now – the internationals are approaching! The FIFA world cup is 1 month away! Every 4 years …

Read More
Get a quote today