Holiday Dreaming 2016 : Cape Verde


It's been nearly 11 years since I last went on holiday outside of the UK. 
The last time was when I was 15 and I went to Majorca with my Mum, Dad and
sister Annabelle. 

Stuart and I have never been abroad together and we never got a Honeymoon after
we married in 2012. Finances have always been pretty tight for us but I was
very lucky and came into some money that enabled us to go to the Isle of Wight last year.
That money has also enabled us to finally go away on one of our dream holidays this 
year Cape Verde. 

So later this year we will be going to Santa Maria in Cape Verde for 7 nights. 
We have booked with Thomas Cook and are staying the bungalow rooms in the hotel we have chosen.  The holiday is all inclusive and visas and insurance is 
included in the cost which will make life a lot more easier.

Going away to the Isle of Wight last year made us realise that holidays are important for
our well being and helping us to have fun and relax as a family.
From now on we have decided that we will start saving in hope that we can go away somewhere at least every 2 years or so. 

I am looking forward to sharing with you our adventures in Cape Verde. 
If you have any tips,advice or a blog post on travelling with an almost 2 year old,
what to pack etc than I'd love to know as I'm one for 
wanting to be organised in advance as I can get very anxious. 


Are you going anywhere nice this year? 


Would you like to comment?

Harriet from Toby & Roo said...

My mum visited Cape Verde a few years ago and had *such* and amazing time. We're visiting Disney World & Universal in 6 months! Eeekk! H x

Leanne Marie said...

We are looking to book a holiday soon. Hoping to go to the canary island's!

Unknown said...

Oh that sounds lovely! And I do hope you and your husband have a great time, especially since you two deserve it. This year, we plan to go to Italy. x

Unknown said...

Sounds amazing - it has been a while since we had a holiday abroad, but last time I went I did have a two year old with me - and we found having a long nap in the hottest part of the day was the best plan - up and out early for fun, then an afternoon sleep, then out again late afternoon and into the early evening!

Joanna Victoria -x said...

That's good fo hear! I'd love to go to disney world one day with our family its a dream I hope to make reality.

Joanna Victoria -x said...

Sounds lovely delfinetly on my list of places I want to go to.

Joanna Victoria -x said...

Thank you. Hope have a lovrly time in Italy where abouts will u be going?

Joanna Victoria -x said...

Great tip, I think the flight is going to be the biggy for us as its 6 hours.

Unknown said...

Oh that sounds amazing we really need a holiday but think it will just e in the UK this year.

Kara said...

I have never been but hope you have an amazing time

Unknown said...

I recon it's even more special because you've waited SO LONG! Enjoy every minute :)

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mumturnedmom said...

Sounds wonderful, hope you have a fantastic time. We don't have any holidays booked yet... need to fix that :)

Kerry Louise Norris said...

Sounds fab and well deserved. My friend went there last year and loved it. Don't know if there's anymore trips for me this year. I'm leaving from my holiday in Australia today x

Bek Dillydrops said...

I hope you have an amazing time! I've not been abroad for about ten years, due to having no money, but this year we are going to Amsterdam for a few days. It is very exciting going abroad after not going for a while, isn't it? I look forward to seeing your posts on it :-)

Life-As-Mum said...

How lovely! We were supposed to visit Thailand again this year but have to postpone it because I am now 5 months pregnant with my third

Anonymous said...

Our last holiday was in the lakes for our honeymoon in 2010. Before then i would go abroad at least once a year now with 2 little ones i can't imagine traveling abroad with them both yet so we will be exploring the uk for a few years!

Emma Lambert said...

I hope you have an amazing trip! I haven't been abroad for a couple of years now and I'd love to book a holiday somewhere! x

Unknown said...

We looked at Cape Verde for our honeymoon and although we went to Fuerteventura in the end, it's still somewhere I'd love to visit. Have an amazing time! We're going to Lanzarote in September with the kids, baby girl will be 5 months old and it's our first holiday as 4!xx

Sonia said...

Oh I hope you have an amazing time! We are going somewhere very special this year but it's a secret at the moment ;D

Unknown said...

we love the isle of wight! - this year we are going on a UK holiday and mummy is going to spain (kid free wohoo)

beautyqueenuk said...

I hope you have the most amazing time. My godfather goes to Cape Verde every year and adores it x

Ana De-Jesus said...

So glad your dream finally came true that is amazing! I might be going to Cyprus if I have enough money which would be fun x

Emma T said...

Ooh lovely. That is going to be an amazing trip. My OH just refuses to go away and I've not wanted to take N abroad on my own. So I've not been abroad in about 7 years. Must get our passports renewed and one for N, then there's no excuse

Anonymous said...

Cape Verde sounds lovely! We're staying in the UK this year and going to lots of summer festivals, hopefully next year we'll be heading abroad xx have a nice trip!

Emma White said...

oh have never even heard of it but how exciting for you

Unknown said...

We haven't been on holiday as a family or a couple! not outside the UK anyway. We are in the process of buying a bigger house as well so it will be a few more years for us. I hope you have a great time

Gigglesinloveable said...

That sounds amazing, can I come in your suitcase lol. X

Lucy Howard said...

I am so glad that you have booked a proper holiday to Cape Verde. It sounds like it is going to be amazing. And I can't wait to read more about it. How exciting! Hugs Lucy xxxx

oana79 said...

We used to know a guy who sold apartments in Cape Verde, it did sound like a lovely place, hope you all have loads of fun! We are heading to Greece this summer, as usual.xx