Wednesday was a pretty busy day. First of all our eldest three went off on a the aerial adventure; Max and the big two have done it before but it was new to Amelie. Apart from the bit that always looks to me like it shouldn’t be that scary, she was fine. Both Max and I struggle with heights but none of the girls seem to at all. (Fran says, in the words a Tiffany Aching, that she’s not too sure about depths though as the seem to cause more trouble if you get on the wrong side of them than just being up high).
I’d hate it but they gave it the thumbs up again… apparently the zip wire makes up for the scary bits. They were on a real high ha!) afterwards.
In the afternoon it was the opportunity for the smaller party member to sample an activity. Since out two babes fell asleep, BN and I decided to join in and I paid for the bigs to join us too.
This was the most patient I have ever seen Fran be! She really tried hard. Everyone had fun and the staff were very accoomdating of little boys who mostly need to just do a lot of painting of everything, gave us lots of help and let us take our time. The next day we went to collect, the organised for security to drive our huge box of pots back to our villa. And then, when first Fran and then Amelie rather bizarrely managed to trip while holding the box and smash two things, they were just lovely, helping us fit in a last minute session and posting our items out to us so we got them. So all ended well.
Most days we swam twice a day, often in the evening after tea and before a pancake supper. I have to say we always shop at the Parc Marc for food – despite having a captive audience, they don’t take the mickey on price and it is perfectly reasonable. Did spend a fair bit in Starbucks though, particularly as their hot chocolate and cakes can be gluten free and they understand about non contamination for a coeliac. Popping back for a late night swim is lovely; it’s quiet and the feel of the place is nice and it makes up for having to get up early due to their being a poo related pool clearing incident. (Not us thank goodness!) Josie finally got brave enough for slides and rapids and it was a great time to swim, particularly with a baby like Bene who has boundless energy! Was glad of my sling though as it saved much buggy parking hassle. (Buggy parking isn’t really a hassle, the pool as an area for them to be stored, but we aren’t used to doing that!)
My other top tip is that the haystack dryers are well worth the £1 they cost for taking the wet off you and avoiding having to work too hard at drying towels and costumes.
The next day I went off with Fran to the Aqua Sana for a spa. As I suspected, she wasn’t really well suited to a relaxing three hours and jiggled a lot, so I kept sending her to the pool. She did look very cute when she dozed off on a water bed though. And I may have laughed a bit when she sprang out of a cold shower and landed on her bum 😆 She took advantage of a complimentary mini facial the Decleor were doing though and I treated her to a manicure as it was her fifteenth birthday. She hasn’t bitten her nails since 🙂
I loved the spa as usual, though I probably prefer the solitary nature of going alone tbh, but it was fun to take her and I treated myself to a facial afterwards.
We can pretend that the weather was like this all week….
(In fact, I swear CP pay for rain on Fridays so people finish packing and head for the cafe’s!) But what I always love about CP is that whatever the weather, the week is always fabulous.