02 June 2014
Right now we are where the sun is shining and the palm fronds are waving gently in the tropical breeze. We're dodging out on the frosty mornings, iced-up windshields and numb toes for a week, and have headed for warmer climes.
It's not school holidays, but we couldn't get booked then, so we're pulling the kids out of school and having a family vacation without the crowds. It's only a week off school, after all, and there will be plenty of life-enriching educational experiences to be had on holiday (we tell ourselves and their teachers).
So where are we?
I'll give you some clues.
CLUE #1: We have been here before a long, long time ago... (when there were just two kids, and one had a broken arm)
CLUE #2: It's somewhere that's warm enough for swimming all year round.
CLUE #3: It's somewhere with white-sand beaches where you can snorkel, see tropical fish, and ride horses on the beach.
CLUE #4: A bloggy friend (who currently lives in Oz) lived there for a while (awww and just look at our baby girls, poolside...)
CLUE #5: It's in the South Pacific and is a short 3-hour plane trip away from Auckland, (perfect for a quick tropical escape in the Winter).
Have you guessed yet?
See you when I get back next week, tanned, relaxed and well-read.
I'll have pictures to share. (Don't hate me.)