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11/02/2013 at 11:17
So we are going back to Portugal for the 4th year running!! I know it sounds boring but having the boys and J only being a year when we go, we felt comfortable going to a place we knew was good for them both. We've been to 3 different places but are going back to the place me and H went before kids and its got a brilliant beach and a strip of bars and restaurants that it pedestrianised. We have just a week in an apartment.
So in need of a holiday it can't come quick enough! 4th July (independence day!)
11/02/2013 at 11:20
Whoop! Love having a holiday to look forward to.
Where in Portugal you going? We've been going to a mates place in Spain for about 6 years now. Like you say it's easier when you know the area if you have kids with you.
Oh and hon, can you change your avatar? It's still a Christmas pic
11/02/2013 at 11:23
It's called Praia da rocha, it lovely. Sea is freezing thou!! It's just easy, 2 hr flight, hour transfer. We was looking at somewhere none of us had been to but I prefer to be comfortable with the place having kids with us. I would love a friend to have a holiday house somewhere!! Lucky! Are you going back this year?
11/02/2013 at 11:24
Ha ha! I can't find my laptop charger and it won't do it on the iPad, I know it's pi$$ing me off too! I will change it when I can. Sorry love
11/02/2013 at 11:25
Oh it's let me!! Thank god for that. Done :)
11/02/2013 at 11:26
Is the sea cold in Portugal then? Never knew that. Yep me H & the kids plus Nina and her lot are booked for 2 weeks in August. He's done us the villa dirt cheap and as it sleeps 8 upstairs (plu anopther 2 in the underbuild if you want to use it) it's nothing split between the 2 families. I think the car hire will cost us more than the rent this time!
11/02/2013 at 11:31
Ooh lovely! That's sounds great! We was looking at villas with my parents but not sure I could handle anyone else for a week!
Portugal sea is the Atlantic coast and yes even in August it's fecking freezing. I'm not a sea swimmer thou anyway, I'm a tart when it comes to whats underneath!
When you going? You going from gatwick?
11/02/2013 at 11:32
Sorry you already said August x
Sounds great Lauren!! It doesn't sound boring at all, I'm jealous!
11/02/2013 at 11:36
We stayed in Praia de Rocha two years ago, it was lovely!! Which hotel is it you're staying in? We were at the Vila Rosa. I didn't think the sea was that cold when we went in the June, we all went for a swim.
11/02/2013 at 11:40
jealous! last time we went to portugal we got followed around by a little old man with bad teeth trying to sell us resin, I explained to him we were on a cruise and he told me to shove it in my knickers and they would never know... I paid him a couple of euros to let me take a photo of him holding his 'goods'
11/02/2013 at 11:46
Ha ha SM, that's funny! Would've probably freaked me out though! It's called the plaza something?? Apartments as we thought its be easier to get stuff in for breakfast and then go out for the day. Oh no DD it's too cold for me but as I say I'm a wimp like that!
We stayed in the Jupiter hotel previously which was ideal as it was right on the strip.
11/02/2013 at 11:47
he was a friendly old thing... I will have to find the pic out, it's on my ext hard drive somewhere
11/02/2013 at 11:52
That sounds great Lauren, the one downside to where we stayed was the walk to get the main area and beach, in particular the walk back up a fairly steep hill!
11/02/2013 at 12:43
Yes I know the hill you mean DD, on the plus side once your down the beach is lovely and the kids can run and run but wouldn't get to the road as there isn't one, so you know what I mean? H's job will be to take the buggy down and up! Ha ha
11/02/2013 at 14:52
Sorry had to fly to my interview.
Yep we go from Gatwick. My dad usually takes us as he's cabbie with a 9 seater so saves us paying parking plus H cvan have a beer on the flight!
11/02/2013 at 15:09
Ohhhhh lucky you L, I love Portugal xxx
11/02/2013 at 17:37
Well Jel - I really want to go to Portugal but no holiday for us this year! Boo x
11/02/2013 at 21:23
Oh 1st baby :( not good, but lets hope our summer is a good one this year!
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