I’ll use any excuse to talk about our holiday this year, and as such was having a chat with another mum whilst 7yo was doing her gymnastics class the other day. She has also been to Disney quite a few times, but this year her family is doing something a little different and taking a winter holiday between Christmas and New Year.
A holiday at that time of year isn’t something I have ever thought of, but it has made me think about how nice it might actually be. Those days, between the excitement of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, are whennot a lot is going on and the kids have grown tired of their toys all too quickly.
The weather is usually cold, wet and the days short, so in actual fact it might be nice to be able to go somewhere warm instead. With an average temperature of 26 C during December, Cape Verde would be exactly the opposite of what the UK will be offering before the New Year comes around. First Choice flies out there throughout the whole year, so it’s hard to find a reason not to go.
Going away at one of the busiest times of the year for us wouldn’t necessarily mean I would want to relax for the whole time. Hubby is a big fan of the Discovery Channels on TV, and I know he would like all the underwater culture the islands have to offer. After I’ve hopefully spotted the turtles that live among the fish, I would love to just do some exploring. In particular, I would love to visit the wreck of Santa Maria, a Spanish freighter which ran aground in 1968. Having grown up reading books such as The Famous Five, it would feel like a real life adventure to go and be part of the action.
Part of me feels a little guilty for wanting to take a holiday during the time of year that a lot of people consider to be family time, but I have learnt over the past few years that life is short, and you only get one chance at it, so you should grab every opportunity you can.
What would you do? Take a holiday over Christmas or stay at home because it’s Christmas?