OK, so we’re going away as a family next weekend to Cornwall. This is properly going away, staying in a cottage, with a roof. Not another bloody tent.
There are animals there, and a swimming pool. In fact, it sounds like Bosinver is pretty much kitted out with everything you need for a trip away with kids.
So, my question is, if you have small children, what do you need to have already waiting for you so that you don’t need to bring a car/ trailer/ one of those roof things that looks like a small boat, full of stuff?
Packing for a family holiday...
For me it was always the travel cot, it would take up three quarters of the boot and then no child in their right mind ever wants to sleep in it anyway, so you all end up squashed in a queen-sized bed, but you have to bring it every single time you go away JUST INCASE.
When Nancy was a little baby, I used to pack the bloody steriliser too. It’s the size of a breadmaker and almost always had about half a cup of rank water sloshing around in the bottom ready to drip all over you when you were two minutes into a four hour journey. So there’s that too.
In fact I could probably do without bringing most of the shit I drag along with us.
If truth be told I dream of the day when I can fit all out stuff, including my straighteners into one of those pully suitcase things.
So, what would you want to see in a cottage that was specifically marketed as family-friendly?