This Is Bliss – My Perfect Holiday


As I close my eyes and dream
My whole world opens up.
I am in paradise.
This is bliss.

This paradise has changed in recent years
And yet it hasn’t changed at all.
Although there are palm trees aplenty
And sunshine all day
The sound of waves hitting the shore;
There’s also children’s laughter,
Jumping in the waves,
Never sitting still.
This is bliss.

We wake up early to the sun shining
But breakfast isn’t in bed.
We all sit down together
As laugher and chatter sweep across the table.
Excitement builds as the day begins to unfold.
What adventure shall we have today?
This is bliss.

That feeling of the sand on your toes,
The laughter as you splash in the pool,
The excitement of making new adventures,
The looks of pure delight.
This is bliss.

We learn and explore all the land has to offer
Growing and discovering more each day.
Having fun and feeling free
No set schedule to follow.
This is bliss.

This bliss is not for everyone
This bliss might seem odd to some
But this bliss is my family on holiday
This is my bliss.

I didn’t know what to expect from a holiday after I had children but when we took my daughter on holiday when she was 18 months old, we knew that our perfect holiday had changed. It was more about what we could share with her instead of just doing what we wanted to do. We are yet to get the chance to go away as a family of four but we are excited to think that when we do, we will be able to adapt our perfect holiday once more and mould it to our new perfect.

The photos below are some of my favourite snaps from holiday’s Ed and I have shared together and our first family holiday too.
















This is my entry into the Mark Warner Holidays’ Family Ambassador search 2016. I’d love to get the chance to be a #MarkWarnerMum and if you’d like to too, you can find out how over on their blog.


  1. Jodie Carter says:

    Oh I just love the picture of your little girl splashing in the pool. She looks like she’s having so much fun!

  2. Gorgeous photos Hun and your next holiday will be even better ? xx

  3. Oh sounds all so lovely great photos to capture your memories too

  4. Wow, lovely photo’s hun, looks like you all had a great time. X

  5. You all look like you had an amazing time. Lovely photos x

  6. This is such a great post. I really hope you get to become a Mark Warner Ambassador. The pictures are so cute!

  7. I love this poem, beautifully written. You also have some great photos and I’m sure even better memories from them. I bet you can’t wait for your family holiday as a four 🙂 x

  8. Love this post, the photos are so genuine and fun, they made me smile 🙂

  9. Lovely photos, making me wish I was somewhere warm right now

  10. The beach and the sea are the most relaxing places!! <3

  11. What a gorgeous poem and stunning photos. I agree, sharing experiences as a family is wonderful. You’ve made me wish I was on a family holiday right now!

  12. Wow, you’ve certainly had some amazing holidays! Love your pictures. Good luck x

  13. Such beautiful photos!!! I love going away with my boy, cant wait to have another and take the both of them!! xxxxx

  14. Wishing you lots of luck with your application, such a brilliant post x

  15. Lovely photos!!! I’m very jealous of your adventures, I haven’t had a proper holiday in years!!

  16. Ahhh, looks amazing! I know what you mean – holiday with children are not the same, but still wonderful. Just in different way 🙂

  17. A lovely poem and gorgeous images, good luck with the comp.

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