Yes, I'm back and it seems such a long time since my last blog. I've been away on holiday, which was so wonderful that I really came back down to earth with a bump.
Not only did I feel the effects of jet-lag (must be an age thing because it never used to bother me) but my hip went funny again, which the physio said was probably due to the fact that I had two kids laying on me asleep for most of the ten hour flight home. By the time I got off the plane I could hardly walk. Anyway after some heat treatment, some physio and some sleep I feel much better.
We went to the Dominican Republic - the first time we have ever taken the children that far – and it was fantastic, a real dream holiday. We stayed at the Ocean Blue Sand resort in Bavaro, an amazing hotel. It was so big a little shuttle bus ran around taking you to all the restaurants or entertainment places and it was right on the beach, which was breathtakingly beautiful.
The weather was perfect too and we have been quite unlucky with weather in the past, rain usually follows us, but this time it was gorgeous.
We had a great boat trip where we met and interacted with stingrays and my husband and son went swimming with sharks! That terrified me because Taylor is only eight and probably a nice little mouthful for a hungry shark but, as my husband says, sometimes you have to let go a little and let them do these things, so I did and I was petrified but he loved it.
So, all in all an incredible holiday and we can't wait to try somewhere else next time, so any ideas would be gratefully received. I'd love to hear about your favourite holidays and any recommendations for family holiday destinations would be great too.
Yours Tanned-but-fading-rapidly-Jilly! xx