Sunday evening we headed down to East Midlands Airport to our hotel for the night. It was strange leaving the children but the boys couldn't wait to kick us out! They had their popcorn ready and wanted us to leave so they could start their movie night. It was so lovely how happy and content they were with Nanny.
We arrived at our hotel after a two hour drive. We stayed sat the Thistle which was just a five minute walk from the airport which made it every easy for us the next day. Its a great hotel and we enjoyed the free
We ordered room service and enjoy a delicious pizza and garlic bread while watching Dragon Den in bed. This whole night felt really strange for us as we were always waiting for a baby monitor to go off. Its so hard to switch out of parent mode. (Though a few glasses of disarono and cokes helped!)
We set the alarm for 5am to get to the airport for 5.30. I must have woke more than when Abby's having a bad night, I was just so worried that we wouldn't hear the alarm and miss our flight.
We had booked in online the week before so we managed to miss the massive queue at check in. We also only had hand luggage so again it was nice and simple. Before we knew it we were through security and browsing the duty free.
I was so excited to get on the airplane as I hadn't been on one since 2006. Excitement turned to nerves though but once we were on and lining up on the run way the excitement returned.
We were picked up at the airport and had a fun day lined up. First we headed into Kenmare and enjoyed lunch, we then did a spot of shopping and I bought the boys some sweeties from a cute little shop.
We were then going to spend the afternoon clay pigeon shooting. I had never done this before but I was quite excited to try. We were meeting the man in Kenmare and we were going to follow his car into the woods to the shooting range. We had joked how this was the making of a horror movie and we were heading into the woods and going to bumped off! Turned out the man was lovely and we had a great lesson. Yay for not getting shot!
I was quite surprised how well I did with the gun, granted I was silly last in the shooting competition but it was good. My shoulder and arm is so achy today from the kick back of the gun.
We then came back to the villa and Ben and I headed to the pool for a swim before dinner. We didn't end up doing much swimming as we headed out onto the balcony to spend our time in the hot tub! It was amazing and the view was stunning. It's was overcast all day yesterday but the view of the clouds rolling in over the mountains was simple gorgeous.
That night we got dressed up and headed for a meal at the hotel. The food was fantastic and the whole evening was perfect.
I'll have to leave it their as Ben and I are heading out soon!