a weekend away

Iggle Piggle came away with us last weekend. We went to Center Parcs at Elveden Forest. He loved it especially when he realised Makka Pakka came too.

This weekend is one of those funny life anomolies because I don't particularly like Center Parcs. There's the silly spelling, its Centre Parks really, too many people, too many children (argh other people's children! en masse!!), too much 'organised' fun (you bloody well will have fun or else!), it's most definitely NOT my holiday destination of choice and yet I have been there too many times to mention.

Just don't ask me why I've been so much, I simply don't know the answer to this question.

we saw peacocks and shit
It is however one of the best places to go on a group holiday, which is precisely what we did. You can have lots of fun if you are with the people and the dogs you love and you get to do ridiculous stuff like play crazy golf with a toddler.

Can you imagine how this went down, picture the queue of people behind us waiting for their turn. Waiting patiently for their turn with hard metal clubs in their hands!

And you can take your dogs, although the irony of being in the middle of a massive forest and not being able to take Tilly off the lead was not lost on us. The dog walking area, the only place dogs are allowed off the lead, was smaller than our kitchen!

Tilly loved it though, in a confused, what the frick is going on way. She has been really poorly recently, had a lot of very painful trips to the vets and had been every day in the run-up to this holiday, so she couldn't relax. She was expecting to be taken back to the vets at any minute, this expectation making her shake all over so badly that her teeth chattered! Oh my lovely girl.

Tilly chattering notwithstanding, we were able to enjoy ourselves; ate a lot of food, played trivial pursuit, swam in the 'mega pool' (I didn't though, no way, I saw a poo in there once!), did drawings on blackboards, ate cake, chips and pancakes, sang Happy Birthday a few times and watched crazy brave critters come right up to the patio doors. How do Center Parcs arrange that, is the wildlife on the payroll?

I am one ugly ass deer

great wifi, zero mobile phone signal
We chilled out, I tried to not let it bother me that Betsy was chalking all over my amazing flowers!, and it was lovely.

It was great spending some time away and more importantly the wifi was amazingly fast!

The villas were lush, very Scandinavian, warm and lovely and we were lucky with the weather (can't write a British holiday post without talking about the weather for frigs sake!), given that it was tipping down when we arrived and tipping down when we left but lovely for the whole in between bit. Awesome.


  1. ….. you and Tilly : lovely!!!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

  2. Just pop over from Lazy Days and Sundays at the Willows. Love the photo's especially you relaxing with Tilly by the pato doors. Never been to Centre Parks but heard it is very good.


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