Today we are off to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, for a week's holiday - a total distance of 9 miles, total journey time: 15 minutes! Not bad, eh?
IJ has been excited for weeks, and I have to admit I'm really excited too. We are going with my brother and his family and they are all great fun. I plan to encourage them to babysit every so often so I can sneak off and have some time to myself. I also plan to eat lots, drink the full range of coffee available in Starbucks, hire a bike and try out the new Wii Lounge (in that order!)
And, believe it or not, there really are some pros to holidaying so close to home:
We won't bump into people we know as no-one we know would be daft enough to live in Nottinghamshire and holiday there
The weather forecast is easy to predict
Minimum journey time / no jet-lag
The currency is no more confusing than usual
No confusing language barrier - a beer is a beer
Finally, when IJ says, half a mile up the road, "Are we nearly there yet?" I can reply, with complete honesty,"Yes, we are!"