2018 was a good year for me… I did lots of things I enjoyed and had some great holidays! So this is a brief review of my favourite trips from last year:
Freya’s First Download Festival
It was the first time we had taken Freya to a music festival so we were a little apprehensive about whether she would enjoy it… but we needn’t have worried – she loved it! The music was great and there was plenty to keep her occupied. We’ve already booked for 2019…
A Weekend in Hampshire
Hubby and I went to Hampshire for our wedding anniversary at the end of June. We stayed at the beautiful hotel (Langrish House) where we had our wedding reception 18 years previously and visited Winchester, where we used to live many years ago. It was such a treat to go back to Langrish House having not visited for many years as we moved away from the area about 12 years ago…
Camping in the Peak District
We had a weekend camping in the Peak District in July with friends. It was a beautiful campsite, and we enjoyed BBQs and campfires (a rare pleasure nowadays as most campsites don’t allow open fires), as well as a walk through pretty Dovedale. The Peak District is one of my favourite places to walk in the UK (read more here: My Favourite Places to Walk in the UK).
A Week at Center Parcs in the Lake District
I had a lovely family trip to the Lake District in August with my family (8 of us). We spent lots of time doing activities such as walking, canoeing, swimming, etc. If you’ve never been to Center Parcs, it’s a great family holiday destination with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. You can read more about our trip here: A Family Break at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest.
A Weekend in Weymouth, Dorset
The three of us went to Weymouth for the weekend in October to see a talk by the adventurer, Simon Reeve. We were also lucky enough to be there for the annual beach motocross event, which was an exciting spectacle to watch! And the weather was beautiful too (if a little chilly)!
A Trip to New York City
In November I went to NYC with my hubby and some friends. It was a real treat to have some child-free time as we don’t often get any… We did lots of fun things, such as admiring the view over New York from the One World Observatory and seeing the legendary Radio City Christmas Spectacular (find out more at Review: Radio City Christmas Spectacular).
Family Christmas in North Lincolnshire
We went to my in-laws in Barton-upon-Humber for Christmas, which was lovely, as we haven’t had Christmas with them for several years. There were 10 of us for Christmas Day, ranging in age from 3 to 81… so lots of eating, drinking and laughing! And on Boxing Day we got out for a long walk along the pretty Humber Estuary.
So those were some of my highlights for 2018 – what were yours? Let me know in the comments below…
Happy New Year!