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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A Year Of Holidays!

As I said in part 1 of my 2016 review (read it here), 2016 was a great year for us as a family. So in this post I thought I'd share a few of the things we did.

We do love our holidays. My parents both turned 70 this year and took the whole family on a cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

This was our first cruise and the highlight was sailing out of Venice at the start of the cruise. We also spent three days in Venice after the cruise.

Other highlights of this holiday was spending a week with my nephews, visiting Dubrovnik and Santorini.

We had a week's holiday at home in Cornwall in August which was fairly low key and then in September we took the girls to Budapest for a week. 

It was our first time in Budapest but I hope it won't be the last.

We ended the year in Norway visiting my family and we've had a great two weeks. We're travelling home today.

It was a big day for birthdays for our family this year. As well as my parents both turning 70, Vanessa turned 21, Emily turned 18, Simon turned 50 and his dad turned 80.

Simon has done a temporary job for the last year and a few days before we left for Norway he had an interview to make that job permanent. This included a tough interview and selection process with weeks of preparations beforehand. Quite a stressful time but he got the job.

Vanessa is in her final year of university and also had a job interview just before Christmas. She got the job too. She also got her driver'slicence this year.

Emily started university and moved to Cardiff in September. So far she seems to be enjoying it.
Venice was the highlight of my year.

Even though 2016 has been a tough year globally and politically, for our family its been a great year with lots of travelling. 

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