We are off on our holidays!
In less than 5 days we will be in Turkey in sha Allah!
FINALLY I get a holiday which isn’t Pakistan!
Pakistan to me isn’t really a holiday. It is pretty much home from home. And as we only go for 3 weeks, we rarely get to go out and see the country. Most of the time is spent visiting family and friends.
So you can just imagine my excitement!
1 week all inclusive!!
Pools, beach, and hopefully sun!
I am slightly nervous about taking Bee. I have visions of her running up and down the plane for the 4 hour flight and annoying passengers. But I know that she will love playing on the beach and getting involved in activities at the hotel. Munchkin initially said she didn’t want to go as she didn’t want to have injections but once she realised she didn’t need them, she is now getting pretty excited too!
We still haven’t packed….yes, yes I know we are leaving it kind of late. But we are a ‘last minute’ kind of family! And thrive under pressure….we actually shop better then!
There is so much to think about when taking a toddler…..and a hyperactive toddler at that.
For the flight I have got the girls a Trunki, and will be filling it up with things for them to do on the plane. Toys, crayons, colouring books etc. Munchkin will have her tablet and Bee can have my phone to play games on. I will also be taking plenty of snacks and food, as I have not paid for the in flight meal. £8 each for a meal (slightly less for kids) we may not even like? No thanks.
One other thing to think about is medication. I am taking calpol and neurofen, teething powders and diarrhea meds incase they get an upset stomach. (If there is anything else I should be taking then please let me know!)
One concern I had was Bee’s milk. She still has some before bed and sometimes before breakfast too. I have decided to take some growing up milk with me rather than risk the milk there.
And obviously things like clothes and iron will be packed!!
I just can’t wait!! Roll on the weekend!!
Oooh, have lots and lots of fun!! Maybe take little treats for your little one for the plane journey, to unwrap as each hour (or half hour!) goes by? It’s a longish flight to Turkey isn’t it? I know it’s about 4½ hours ish to Cyprus. I know my mum used to do that for us.
I know what you mean about the home from home thing, we’re like that when we go to Cyprus, and it never quite feels like a holiday but a round of visiting relatives!!
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Oh I like the idea of little treats! May do that thanks.
It is 4 hours so not too bad I guess as we usually have 8 hours to Pakistan…dreading that flight when we go!
Oh I’m so jealous! We were planning to go to Turkey for our honeymoon, but then lot of stuff happened (including my pregnancy) and we had to postpone it… I’m really hoping it will happen at some point, although first up is Pakistan – Hubby hasn’t been home for 7 years (!) and in sha Allah we can finally go this year. With our own hyperactive baby… Or actually toddler at that time 😉
Hope you have a wonderful holiday! x
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Oh have a fab time! I’ve been to Turkey a couple of times and always had a great time! x
it looks like a good holiday destination, unfortunately i have never been to turkey but i think its one of the holiday places we will be heading to with a little one
The 4 hour flight will be so very worth it when you get to that super destination! have a whale of a time! #MagicMoments
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I have never been to Turkey but my mom has and said that it’s lovely. I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing break.
Hope you have a lovely holiday, i’ve never been to turkey but have been thinking of it for our next family holiday later on this year x
Oh wow how fabulous, you’ll have the best time! We went to Kalkan in Turkey in 2012 and it was just wonderful. Amazing food, stunning scenery and glorious weather 🙂
Hwave a lovely time, and bring back some sunshine for us!
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I hope it all goes smoothly and that you have a wonderful time x
have a lovely time it looks beautiful – make sure you relax #magicmoments
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Oh wow have a wonderful time, I hope it really goes well 🙂 x
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Hope you have an amazing time. I have never been to Turkey but have heard great things!
Have a lovely time. I look forward to reading all about it x
The place looks awesome! Have a fun time #magicmoments
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Have a great trip with the family Foz. I often bring bottled water with me just in case I need it on hand.
What do you mean by “growing up milk?”
Fi amaan allah, have a great trip, and don’t worry about the plane, it’ll be fine. I did an eight-hour flight, solo, with a newborn and two under-fives and I’m still here to tell the tale 😉
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ooh lovely! very jealous! x
Good for you Foz. You all deserve a break.
Don’t worry too much for the plane, sometime kids do amaze us a way or another. With Mister Pop, we tend to visit the train again and again for 2 hours…
Surely this will look like real holiday. When you go too close to home, you don’t find any moment to rest or just take the time as it comes, you are way too busy to visit friends and family, eat and chat, chat, chat!!!
Like you, I do the packing at the last moment. It’s funnier, isn’t it?
I hope you have had an amazing holiday!!
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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