This time last week I had no ideas quite how I'd be feeling today. The last four days have been full of adventure and firsts for the whole C family. We've just returned from a short trip overseas. Our first trip abroad with Little Miss C. Her first trip in an aeroplane and the first time all three of us have shared a hotel room. I'm delighted to say that we've not only survived the trip but I'd go as far as to say that we've enjoyed it and LMC most certainly has. I can't say that I've come back feeling relaxed or quite like I used to do after a holiday, but then life has changed quite a bit since our last trip away.
View over Funchal from the cable car up to Monte and the Tropical Gardens
We've been to Madeira - not exactly somewhere that is known for family holidays, but Mr C's company's annual trip away was there so the issue was forced a little bit. The location was lovely though and although there weren't loads of children there we certainly had no problem with the place not being child-friendly. The weather was glorious and the heatwave once we got back home has helped the holiday mood continue.
Little Miss C enjoying an evening meal out
The amount we have learnt on this trip about travelling with a very active 15 month old is staggering. I'm hoping to share some of it here with you all over the next couple of weeks as I'm sure some of it will be useful to other people who hope to take their children's away for the first time. It's not that there weren't difficult moments, but we managed them and they were certainly outweighed by the good ones!