About 4 or 5 years ago now my brother and brother in law decided that when they turned 40 (which seemed like a lifetime away) that they would have their party in Croatia. My beautiful sister in law’s family are from there, and almost everyone in our family has been over at some stage over the past 10 or so years. Rob and I were IN and ever since we have been working towards this month. More kids have been born, some more on the way, accidents over come, jobs changed, homes moved…and here we are.

I cannot WAIT for our adventure ahead. Over 4 weeks of time with my little family, on our own adventure from Dubai to London up to the far Isle of Skye in Scotland back down to London and then 2 weeks in Croatia and some time in Singapore on the way home. The time with my family for the 40th’s is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity – to be away with my Mum and step Dad, brother and sister (and missing my other sister back home wishing we could teleport her to us) – my girls with their beloved cousins who they haven’t seen since October last year…swimming, eating, drinking, singing….oh my goodness the bubbles of butterflies are almost too much!

I’ll be blogging along the way – it always becomes like a travel journal along the way – for me and my family and for my family back home for no other reason than it helps me remember all the bits. There will be photos, my goodness there will be photos, because that’s just what I do. I might not reply to all your comments, or be around as much as before, but that’s because I’ll be too busy having the very BEST time.

So from me, to you, I will see you on the other side x


  1. Bon bon bon bon voyage Beth! I have bubbles of excitement for you.

  2. Yes! Have the BEST time!
    Safe travels!

  3. How fabulous!! Have an amazing time!

  4. Bon voyage – have a fab time. My sister is in week 2 of her 5 week trip in exactly those places but a few more! Safe and happy travelling ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy travels!! xx

  6. Have a blast!

  7. Yay! Oh brilliant Beth. Cannot wait to hear all about it! Off to Paris next year for my sister’s 40th – sans kids however. x

  8. Cannot wait to live your adventures through you x

  9. All sounds amazing cant wait to follow your journey! We went to Singapore with kids a few years ago, highlights were Botanical Gardens & Zoo. Being kids bathers and towels to both there are water play areas /splash parks at both ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Have the very best time ever – but by god, I’ll miss your daily blog! xx

  11. Have a fabulous time. I am so looking forward to your photos. V x

  12. It’s time! You’re on! Godspeed and happy holidays!!! x

  13. Have the most wonderful time. I can’t wait for the photos. Enjoy!

  14. Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker says

    Safe and happy travels Beth. I wish you and your family memories for a lifetime. x

  15. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Have an amazing and safe time and enjoy Beth xx

  16. O I am so excited for you Beth! Have a marvellous time! And I would hope not to see too many comments or replies from you – having fun with your family is way more important!!!! Have a ball girlie!!!! x

  17. The excitement is palpable. Travel well, stay safe, EAT GOOD.


  18. Can’t wait to see you very soon!

  19. Happy travels! Look forward to reading all about it!

  20. And so your off…….safe travels and take many a photo, and buy and eat everything your heart desires! I hope Rob and the girls have a fabulous time too!

  21. Have a blast and safe travels! I can’t wait to see your photos — thank you for sharing your adventures xo

  22. Peta musingsofamartin says

    Have a blast!! And msg me when you hit Singas ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll take you out in the town….

  23. Enjoy every single bit!! xx

  24. I’m in Dubai with the kids on Sunday night (on our way from Qatar to Adelaide) – I will look for traces of the McDonalds at the airport. Have a wonderful time, there is nothing like travel to bring a family together. xxx

  25. Have a wonderful time, Beth xo

  26. My goodness I can feel those butterflies of excitement. Have a fabulous time, I am really looking forward to the isle of Skye!
    Bon voyage, safe travels, enjoy!

  27. So flipping excited for you! Bon voyage. Can’t wait to live that holiday vicariously through you.

  28. Bon voyage Macdonalds! Have the most amazing time, I know you will, but you know, just stop every now and then and look around and soak it in and put little bits in the memory vault forever. Your girls are such lucky ducks indeed. Safe travels xxx

  29. Safe travels to you and your family. Looking forward to seeing your adventures.

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