Tuesday 25 August 2015

A Post-Holiday Thank You

Huge thanks to all the lovely people who kept reading my blog despite my absence!  It has just made my day to see that there were still so many views over the past few weeks while I was on holiday.
The Boyne Valley, Co. Meath
The beach at Easkey, Co. Sligo
We really enjoyed our four weeks touring Ireland and catching up with family and friends. Highlights included organising a big family photo, going on a spa break with my mother and sister to Monart (swoon!), spending a luxurious night in Lough Rynn Castle, re-visiting West Cork, Sligo and Connemara and taking the children to many places I had been as a child. 
The Model Railway Village, Co. Cork
Newgrnge Passage Tomb, Co. Meath
A garden in Co. Sligo
Posts will follow on many of these since I was, by and large, delighted with how well we were treated, how good hotel staff ad tour guides were at their jobs and at the delicious food available in so many cafes and restaurants we ate in. 
Lough Rynn Castle, Co. Leitrim
Monart Spa, Co. Wexford
A final special word of thanks has to go to Lufthansa and to my wonderful children. Doing anything outside of the home with three children aged seven and under can be quite taxing, but Lufthansa managed to make our flights over to Ireland and back again enjoyable. With free toys, juice and cake for the kids and a newspaper, coffee, cake and prosecco for the mama, the flights come in second to Monart in terms of the "me time" I had on holiday. Thanks too to Number Three who slept for an hour on each flight and to Number One and Two for not squabbling and for let me enjoy the aforementioned luxuries. 
My favourite airline

[Disclaimer: Nothing in this post was sponsored or paid for by others. I am honestly thrilled with how my holiday went and want to share it with you.]

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  1. Wow, sounds like great service for a short flight. Much nicer than more of the bucket flight operators I care not to mention. Welcome back!

    1. It really is. I used to always fly with Ryanair or Aerlingus but Lufthansa is so much better when you are flying with children.

  2. What a sweet post, you flight home sounds like it was good :)


    1. Thanks for stopping by Helen. Yes, it was very relaxing, as flights with three small children go :)

  3. Ohmygoodness that spa looks AMAZING!!!! I don't think I've ever flown with Lufthansa but they sound like a fabulous airline! :) Glad you've had a lovely holiday! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    1. It is THE best spa I have ever been to. It is like a spa with rooms and a restaurant rather than a hotel with a spa. It is all about relaxation without being overly healthy. A pre-dinner, post-spa gin martini on the deck overlooking the gardens...bliss!
      All in all, the holiday was brilliant.