We have been on holiday! Last year our June break at Centerparcs was cancelled due to COVID, and I rebooked it for April 12th. We weren’t sure if it would go ahead, I even looked at alternate dates in case but luck was on our side and self catering accommodations opened up from.. April 12th! It’s funny because we were there last October half term when it had to shut as Nottingham went into Tier whatever it was and now we were back on first day open.
There were a lot of differences, the pool wasn’t open, you couldn’t eat inside the restaurants and to be honest social distancing wasn’t a problem because there was hardly anyone around. I knew all this in advance though and made sure to take plenty for us and the kids to do. We did a lot of walking, the kids watched DVD’s and Youtube, they did some crafts, I read a book from cover to cover. I cannot remember when I last had such a relaxing holiday. To sit and do nothing for a few days is a real treat. Normally we’d have been getting up, going to the pool, coming back, sorting out all the swimming costumes and trying to get them dry. We’d have meals booked and on occasion an activity to do too. Don’t get me wrong I missed the pool but it was a real treat to sit in bed with a cuppa and watch the wildlife outside.
Because there was so few people it was generally very very quiet, we had no problem finding a table in the restaurants that were offering terrace dining, we ate lunch out three times, looking over the lake, very relaxing. I had two meals delivered to the lodge, both excellent. We visited the Nature centre and had a proper look round, very peaceful.
The relaxed feeling continued when we got home. Normally I’d be running round sorting washing, racing to the supermarket and so on. Not this time. I booked a food delivery for Friday afternoon 🙂 it was lovely not to have to rush about, take my time with the unpacking etc and someone to bring my shopping to me!
I’ve decided that our holiday will extend to tomorrow night, when unfortunately, Rapid Flow tests will need to resume, the alarm will need to be set and bags will have to be sorted for school on Monday. Roll on August when (hopefully) we can go again!