A Wet and Cold Half Term {The Ordinary Moments}

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We spent half term glamping in Devon and we did something we’ve never done before – cut the holiday short and came home. The weather really wasn’t great for a holiday – with constant sideways rain and the strongest winds we have ever seen.

So, we spent three nights in our safari lodge instead of four, had two big days out in the drizzle and another morning at soft play and then we went home. The children were amazing throughout and just so happy to be somewhere together that they didn’t complain once – and didn’t mind coming home early either.

I think our break has put life into perspective for me. I feel incredibly lucky to have a warm home to come back to, to not know what it feels like to be really cold constantly and to be able to come inside and turn the heating on when the weather isn’t great. Other people don’t have that luxury and so our holiday wasn’t what we expected but I did find it quite a grounding experience.

I can’t wait to go back to Devon and Cornwall, to see more of the part of the country I love so much. But, I’ll happily wait until spring before I venture that way again. I hope whatever you got up to that you had a lovely half term – and that back to school goes smoothly too.

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  • I’m sorry you had to cut your holiday short. We’ve been away in October before and it is really warm coats and welly’s on the beach kind of break if it’s in the UK. At least the kids still had fun, and yes, we are so lucky to have nice warm homes to come back too. I can’t even begin to imagine what life would be like without that.