After only two weeks of being at home, on Tuesday early morning I fly out of the UK again for a holiday to Crete in Greece. Three more sleeps here, and then it's hello beach and sunshine.
It's not often I book all-inclusive package deals, which I've arranged with First Choice, but I decided to treat my two young nephews to a holiday and so this seemed like the best way. As much as it's a nice idea to trek kids around on a 'cultured break', it's a rose-tinted glasses ideal for most, I reckon.
My nephews need to be occupied, and the 4*Plus hotel I found (First Choice Premier and also a Thomson Platinum, Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise), appears to have lots to keep them busy - daily kids' club, beach and water activities, and evening entertainment. While they're meeting new friends in the club, I'll be lying by the pool reading a novel on my new Kindle!
I got a pretty good deal I thought when I booked this. For the three of us for one week, bearing in mind it's all-inclusive with a huge amount of activities, I paid £885, which is less than £300pp. With the boys travelling with me, I prefer to go with a package and be fully ATOL protected, plus have arranged transfers, than to DIY it.
So - I see the weather forecast for Chania is looking pretty good next week (the island is getting a bit of rain this week, by the look of things, but we'll hopefuly miss that!) and while I do think I must be slightly crazy to be travelling alone by choice with two wild 7 and 8 year olds, I'm getting a bit excited now.