Since we eloped and married in Whitby in 2012 we have used that same anniversary week as out annual holiday and this year was planned to be no different.
Just before Christmas Beth came home from school full of excitement over the History trip to Belgium and with no further information to hand we were seriously considering it.
A few days after she returned home with actual evidence of this excitable trip, not that we didn’t believe her more to the point, she can be known to exaggerate being a teen we wanted to ensure it was all systems go.
That’s when the penny dropped that in fact this wonderful school trip was going to take place midway through our already planned in motion annual holiday we give the choice to Beth of either coming on holiday with us or staying at her Dads and then going on the school trip … we were left out in the cold .. and the school trip won through and she headed off to get excited about not having to have her image squashed by the folks and a pre-schooler.
At first I was a little gutting that she didn’t want to spend the quality time with us .. but having found the image on this post that was me in the same year Beth is currently on my school trip to France 20 years ago .. I can’t fault her for not wanting to go with the olds on holiday …
That trip was *cough cough* interesting to say the least, I got sunburnt on the first day (a few hours after this picture) we visited some amazing places that even to this day I would love to re visit and on the ferry back home I was dared into having my hair chopped off into a short ear length bob (it was bottom length down my back) … to which everyone threw in their spare change. Although it left my mum gutted at the loss of all my hair and me still not admitting to this day that in fact it was the most dreadful cut in the world and looked awful … my Mum was right! (sorry mum)
Although Beth if you are reading this … come back with a haircut or worse and there will be words .. trust me that conversation with my Mum was not worth it!
Reminiscing about this trip has officially made me feel super old.. but also quite contended at the same time, it funny how old photos can do that for you sometimes.