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Our Perfect Holiday #MarkWarnerMum

19th February 2016

To me, holidays have always been a time for taking a step back from the every day hustle and bustle of life and from all the mundane stresses that come with it. They’re about taking the time to appreciate your surroundings and the people you’re experiencing them with. Holidays are and always have been, where my most treasured memories are made.

Shell CollectingNora on BalconyDo you ever listen to a song or smell a scent that takes you right back to a specific moment? Whenever I hear the song Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles I’m transported back to a dreamy warm Majorcan evening; gentle breeze, skin still warm from the day’s scorching sunshine, cocktails all round and endless conversations with the people I love most.

Beach babySince becoming parents to our baby girl Nora Noodle back in 2012, holidays have changed remarkably. Gone are the late night karaoke sessions and hours spent wandering tiny side streets in forgotten parts of the world’s most beautiful cities; I liked those holidays but I love our new kind of holidays. There really is nothing more blissful than watching your beautifully bronzed baby frolicking on a white beach, collecting beach treasures and eating fresh watermelon. To me, that is a perfect holiday. This years’ will be made even more special with the arrival of baby numero dos – our first getaway as a family of four!

Nora SunriseSummer cocktailsMy recipe for the world’s most perfect holiday would be:

  • A large helping of sunshine
  • Equal measures of the purest white sand
  • A crystal clear ocean
  • A sprinkle of the most delicious culinary delights (I’m thinking chocolate brioche for breakfast)
  • An unlimited amount of time spent with family
  • A beautifully garnished Raspberry Mojito or two, for good measure!

IMG_5254This post is our entry into the Mark Warner Holiday’s Family Ambassador Programme 2016 in the Fab Photographer category #MARKWARNERMUM. For more information on Mark Warner and their awesome holidays, click here!

Nora Antigua Sunset

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  • Reply Emily 19th February 2016 at 9:05 pm

    GO JESS! You would be the ultimate #MarkWarnerMum

    • Reply Jess 19th February 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Em! Fingers crossed! xx

  • Reply Wave to Mummy 20th February 2016 at 1:13 am

    Ha ha I am liking your recipe for a perfect family holiday, especially the rasberry mojito, sounds yum! Good luck with the MW – there are such great entries MW is spoilt for choice :) You have some gorgeous pictures here!

    • Reply Jess 20th February 2016 at 10:22 am

      You can’t go wrong with a Raspberry Mojito, especially in the sunshine! Thanks so much, good luck to you too! xx

  • Reply HelpfulMum 22nd February 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Your recipe for a perfect holiday sounds perfect to me. I also REALLY want to try a raspberry mojito!

  • Reply Amina 27th October 2017 at 12:11 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! You have the cutest little family! Thanks for sharing!

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