(I) Do // Destination Honeymoon

My second wedding post in as many days – can you tell we’re ramping up the planning?

We’ve been talking about our honeymoon quite a lot over the past week; people keep asking us where we’re going, what we’re planning and what we’re going to do with Busby. It’s been a tough decision, but we do need to have some time for us, alone; even if it’s just a few days.

So we’re going to split the honeymoon into two sections: Us Time and Family Time.

Us time will last for four to five days (although I could probably do with a little longer!) and we have some grand plans a-foot. We’re hoping to go to Italy; Tuscany with a stop off in Florence. We’re planning to hire a car and drive around the vineyards, drinking copious amounts of wine and eating large amounts of cheese! The weather should still be wonderful and I envisage a lot of relaxation time… Busby-free! We haven’t decided whether we’ll hire a villa as a base or stay at the vineyards yet – more research needs to be done, but it’s a start and something truly glorious to look forward to.

Tuscany: Image source

We’re then planning to fly back to the UK, pick up Busby (who will have been staying with grandparents) and head to the Lakes. The Lake District is our favourite place in the world. We’re going to have a long weekend, just the three of us; walking, exploring and going on lots of bear hunts. We’ll take in the fresh air, sample far too much Grasmere gingerbread and visit the local cheese makers. Can you tell we like cheese…?

We think it’s a good mix of alone time and family time, hopefully combined with a quick catch up with Nick’s brother (who will be over from Australia for the wedding) in the middle!

It’s pretty lucky that Cosmos Holidays are running an exciting competition at the moment to win a Beach or Winter holiday; talk about a great opportunity coming along at the right time! If we won then we certainly wouldn’t say no to a free honeymoon in Mauritius… Time to lay by the pool, read actual books and receive copious massages in an amazing location. Or perhaps a trip to Vienna in December; I’ve always wanted to visit in the snow and drink mulled wine, snuggled up in the warmth of a beautiful cafĂ©… You can find out more about Cosmos Holidays’ fantastic competition on their Facebook page.

Did you have children when you went on honeymoon? Did you include them, or did you escape for a few days of unbridled alone time?

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  1. 27th February 2014 / 7:10 am

    For us the babies came after the wedding so we didn’t have that complication – but it didn’t exactly go to plan either! We had two nights in serious luxury in the UK before flying out to Florida with plans to go to the gulf coast, lots of sandy beaches walks into the sunset etc, all very romantic – until I came down with appendicitis as we landed in Orlando, went to the doctor, got put straight in an ambulance and sent to A&E and had surgery about 24 hours after we landed!

    We spent our first wedding anniversary in Paris to make up for it!

  2. 27th February 2014 / 5:26 pm

    We didn’t have children when we got married so I can’t help (although you do sound like you have made a plan that you are happy with and that is what matters). We got married and honeymooned in Tuscany, it’s gorgeous you won’t regret it! We spent 2 weeks there in total and had an amazing time, loved every minute. If you want to know any more about it etc feel free to contact me. We love the lakes too and try to visit once a year. We took our baby there last October. I’m a little bit jeallous! You’ll love both places and have an amazing time!

  3. 6th March 2014 / 10:02 am

    We are hoping to go away just us even if only for a couple of nights in this country or possibly France. We might go away for a week with my parents in France the week after. Still not decided, depends on money really! Your ideas sound great too! x

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