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Well we've been back for a week so I thought maybe its about time I shared some of my photos and memories of our family holiday to Gran Canaria.

We stayed in a gorgeous 5 star design hotel called Seaside Palm Beach in Maspalomas which we booked via Travel Republic.  It was very luxurious (think champagne breakfast every morning!) and the interior design was just so retro I loved every aspect of it.

This was our first time travelling to Gran Canaria and I'm so glad we chose Maspalomas, it's such a beautiful area. The grounds of the hotel were beautiful, there were palm trees everywhere and it was impeccably clean. The food was amazing too.  We kinda started this tradition of having a bottle of Actimel every morning at breakfast and I have continued this since coming home.

On arrival we were sent up to our room and greeted with a bottle of bubbly and strawberries as we had explained that we booked the holiday to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  It was such a nice touch and we enjoyed them on our balcony whilst reading our books. Unfortunately on our first night Fletcher came down with the cough from hell.  We were up ALL NIGHT! baring in mind we had been up since 2am the following day.  Its safe to say we were tired. It played havoc with his diabetes and I couldn't fully relax until his blood sugar levels were back to normal.  After a bumpy start things started to settle and I can honestly say that It was such a relaxing holiday.  I came home feeling rejuvinated.  We went to bed early every night, I think I must has slept 9-10 hours every night! I got some much needed vitamin D, I wore factor 50 on my face every day and didn't get sunburnt once! I read a whole book and just felt like I really recharged my batteries. 

Fletcher absolutely loved the pool.  He spent about 5 hours solid in there every day and his swimming and confidence in the water has improved so much.  We've already taken him swimming since we've been home and hope to take him every week throughout the summer holidays.

Where can we go on holiday next.  Its a big birthday for Dylan next July so it would be nice to go away for that.

p.s. holiday outfit photos to follow soon
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I'm currently typing this from the airplane. I've been up since 1:20am I've had about 2 hours sleep and my eyes feel like they are coated in acid. I'm so tired!! But......we are on our way to Gran Canaria so you know, life could be worse. 

Flying is so stressful with a diabetic though. All of Fletchers hand luggage is medicine, needles and infusion kits!! He has to be scanned every time he goes through departures because of his insulin pump and all the excitement of going on holiday does crazy things to his blood sugar levels. But it's all worth it in the end and oh my word has he been excited about this holiday, we all have actually. 

Departures was so slow today that we didn't even have time to do any duty free shopping, I suppose that's a good thing though really, I mean I don't really need another foundation or lipstick, but I deliberately didn't put perfume on this morning so that I could abuse the perfume counter so I'm pretty sad about that. 

Entertaining kids is always fun on a plane too isn't it, thank god for iPads. The lady in the seat in front of Fletch has already asked us if he can stop kicking her chair (my bad). Fletch always struggles with his ears on flights and within 20 minutes of being up in the air he asked if daddy could land the plane now, I don't think he realises that Dylan isn't a pilot and is in fact an aircraft engineer. Oh and I've just paid £2.70 for a disgusting cup of coffee. But then what do you expect, I am flying with RyanAir. One day I will experience the luxury of first class on a Virgin flight, I mean you get your own bed goddamnit, oh what I'd give for a little nap right now. 

Are we nearly there yet?

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I was recently asked to share what my perfect brunch would look like. I obviously immediately went to the fountain of all inspiration PINTEREST!! I have to be honest it has really got me in the mood for hosting my own brunch so watch this space, I may be hosting my very own brunch soon. 

We're big picnic fans in this house so I would most definitely go down the picnic theme, ideally outside with a nice boho rustic feel with wild flowers/gypsophila/daisies in little jam jars, some soft mellow music in the background (maybe some oldskool Jack Johnson or Norah Jones) blankets and cushions scattered about, bunting and  I simply love the idea of using pallets as little tables. 

The menu would include:

  • Mini cinnamon rolls 
  • Granola with natural yoghurt and fresh fruit
  • Scones with jam and clotted cream (I am Cornish after all)
  • Mini pancakes on sticks 
  • Strawberries 
  • A mimosa bar with a choice of juices and fresh fruit 
My invitations would have the same wild and free, picnic, boho vibe. Paperless Post do a rather grand selection of online invitations which you can customise and send to your friends. 

Most importantly I would bring a huge amount of fun!

I think brunch is such a nice idea as a little get together with the girls.  I don't go out often and actually prefer to meet up with the girls in a nice relaxed atmosphere and whats more relaxing than sitting outside on blankets and cushions in the sun in the comfort of yours or your friends home.

I hope this has inspired you to get your friends together for a morning of mimosas and giggles, its definitely has me. Now we just need summer to come back.

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