Day 2 - After being protested at by Ami for days we were finally going swimming. Ami rushed everyone one not wanting to waste any time. We got changed and before we knew it Ami was in the water. Son Son was a bit more reserved it took him a good hour to warm up. There are two indoors pools a deeper one with a little lazy river, and another toddler pool with little water slides for them to play on. Along side this there is lots of water park fun activities for children. A big water slide and a flume that kept Asti entertained most the time we were there. There is also an our side pool which we didn’t venture in I did not have the guts. The weather rained most the day so we were stuck indoors most of the time.
We also went for a walk to look at the beach, in the rain as you do because you wouldn’t be Brittish if you didn’t. Asti had a massive game of football in the heavy rain whilst me and the hubbby and toddlers decided to have a hot chocolate ( and free wifi) which ended up badly to toddlers did not want to sit down whilst mummy and daddy sit on there phones and off they went exploring destroying everything in there path. So daddy took them outside and they played on the beach, whilst I got to finish the hot chocolate in peace. Hurray!
Day 3 - We ventured of into a local supermarket ( I secretly loved this) I love to look at the different food. Find the cheaper booze (jokes) cheap crisp and cakes more like. We nearly managed a whole shop with out the toddle beasts playing up so quickly we went out quick before we got told off in French. We did manage to buy some Rum Wine and a bit of food so all successful. I tried to buy more play mobil for my own love let alone Ami, who does love Play mobil too. She had none of it though wanted everything else so she missed out. Asti and Ami made a puppet theatre where they made up funny shows for each other.
We then went back swimming. The Sun was breaking through the clouds and there was some moments it felt like we were actually on holiday rather than at home. When the sun was out it was glorious, we spent a long afternoon at the pool. with only a few injuries such as all three now have grazed knees. We then had a BBQ on our gas barbie how posh is that and a great touch too. Nothing worse than being starving and having to wait for this charcoals to turn white. I put the toddlers to bed and Asti and my hubby went out to play football. The days seem to go by it quick and before we know it it 10pm and we have to tell Asti to go to bed.
Day 4 - Today we had a chilled out day, after a rough night with the toddlers up most of the night we didn’t make the morning clubs (again). We took a walk to the beach and the little park. It turned out to be a lot nicer than we thought and we wondered why we didn’t bring any swimming stuff, Ami went in the water. We also played volleyball and built a castle. Asti was pleased to play some football. The outside beach we reached the bottom of the makeshift bank. Which Asti found most amusing as he said it looked like polystierine
We then you guessed it went back to the swimming pools. The windows were right open meaning that you didn’t get engulfed by chlorine like we did on our first swim, or maybe were just used to it. We has lots of races down the flumes and it was interesting to see how much confidence Son Son has gained in just a short few days swimming ( we should really take them more often). We had a late dinner and early bedtime all the mids were shattered including the parents.
It has been lovely to sit out in the the evening sun, sweep all the dropped food to one side and watch little birds come and eat them. We named the birds, mohawk, christmas robin and peter, because most things/ animals are called Peter in our house.
Day 5 - We woke the kids up really early and told them we were going to visit a castle. Ami was very excited she said that she would have to buy a princess t shirt and a crown. Asti pretended to be ill because he didn’t want to go, little did they know the castle we were visiting was the one at Disneyland Paris. As we got nearer and they realised where we were, well Asti did the other two just joined shouting Disneyland DisneyLand. They couldn’t wait to get out the car quick enough and before ewe knew it we were walking on the travelator into Disneyland. They were still shouting Disneyland Disneyland. Ami said that she couldn’t wait to see Elsa and Anna, this turned out to be something she said all day.
We decided to go on the Buzz ride first it being a firm favourite in the psst, and having Son Son we managed to get baby swap meaning I queued up with Ami and Asti whilst Matt went off with Son Son. The queues were only small and the longest we had to queue all day was maximum 30 mins. When it was time to swap the man let all of us on so the 5 of us went on the buzz ride altogether. Me and the hubby split up so that he could take Asti on bigger rides whist me and the toddlers went to to Fantasyland to tackle the scary rides there such as Its a small World. Dont get me wrong they loved it but I started to get a little freaked out by all the dolls.
We had a lovely days on the rides and trying to fit as much in as we could in one day. The grades were a lot of fun as was the fire work show. Think I will write a serperate post as I could go on for a long time about our day at Disney. Its only a 75 minute drive from the report meaning we got back about 1:15am to find the site was locked and we had to wake three children to walk back to the villa we were staying in. Was a expensive day out but I hope it has made many happy memories for all the children.
My husband wasn’t feeling too well so I took the oppourtunity to go out with Asti. We went bowling then to the disco. He really enjoyed having one parent and I really enjoyed hanging out with my biggest boy. It was 11pm when we got home time really did fly.
Day 7 - Today the forecast was 33 degrees! So we got up early and went to the beach before it got too hot. Everyone went swimming in the man made beach. The boys headed deeper whilst me and Ami made sand castles. We popped home for the hottest time of the day big mistake everywhere was sweltering, the little fan had no relief. We had another BBQ and a few ice lollys before we went back to the pool. I was glad it was rather cool and a welcome relief on a hot day.
It was a funny feeling it was our last full day and everyone knew that. We made the most of playing in the pool, even going to the outside pool. It was a sad walk back knowing we wouldn’t be swimming again. We got back to our villa to find new neighbours who what 4 year old twins. My children were over joyed, and spent a good hour playing outside with them before the clouds pulled in and there was a massive thunder storm. We waited for it to clear and the heavy refreshing rain to stop before heading out to go family bowling. Ami and Sonny loved it and Asti won again for the second night in a row. We had a quick drink before heading home. Me and my hubby sat there reflecting on our holiday, it had been a wonderful week.
Day 8 - Time to go home, BOO. We all woke up late and we quickly got the kids ready and started to pack up to go home. Ami couldn’t wait to see her new friends and as soon as she sa them she bolted out the villa. We loved that community feeling and its really nice to meet new people (well I say that I was inside and waved from inside my hubby spent time talking to them). It took us a good time to pack up and we headed to the beach to grab a quick ice cream before the short jornuey to catch the ferry.
We left at 1pm and we reached England at 5pm, really not that far if you put it like that! We even saw two other families who were at Eurocamp on the ferry too. Made the travel not so unbearable on such a sunny day to know it was only 5 hour trip home. That was including the Ferry too.
Such a wonderful week, there was still so much we didn't do on the holiday. If you missed our first part to the Eurocamp Adventure have a read here. We have one more post coming up over the next couple of days all about our trip, even a little video too.