Apologies for the break in transmission, but we went on a little mini winter break to the coast, which I would have blogged about, but somehow my schedule is packed so tight, sometimes it feels like I don’t have time to breathe and I’m on maternity leave!

So we headed off to Ballito last Saturday with our kids & our besties. The holiday was really wonderful, our accommodation was fantastic and I’d totally recommend it to anyone. The views from our apartment were fabulous!

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We ate ice cream every day, went for long walks on the beach because it was literally on our door step, we even went swimming on a couple of days. After our children were in bed, we drank wine and spent evenings chatting & catching up.

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But Hannah, oh boy, Hannah…

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She battled. She struggled to settle into the new surrounding, her 3rd “home” in 4 months. She cried & wined all time, to the point that Walter has nicknamed her Fattis & Monis. She had to be held constantly & didn’t want to be put down for a second. She also barely slept… battling to nap during the day and awake 8 – 10 times a night every night. It was exhausting. It was sleep deprivation that saw Walter & I snappy with each other & skipping opportunities to go to the beach so that we could nap!

It was one of those holidays that while absolutely fabulous has Walter desperate to go back to work tomorrow & me wondering if it was actually even worth it. I’m exhausted & of course now that we’re home, Hannah is now battling to adapt to being back here again, so we’re still not getting much sleep and are still dealing with Fattis & Monis.

I need a sleeping holiday!