So we did the selfish parent thing, we went on our honeymoon without Oscar, for 10 nights! But I’m going to be honest, it was absolutely incredible, as much as I missed my little dude and couldn’t wait to get back to him, it was such a wonderful holiday! Spending time as new husband and wife, just us, no pushchair, no 184 bags and not having to worry about wether it’s too warm. I could literally just grab my purse and walk to the shop without worrying about wether the sun will be on Oscar, or I’ve packed enough snacks incase he’s hungry or if he might need his nappy changing on the way.
When people say that you need to remember to spend time as just a two sometimes, we certainly did and I wouldn’t change it! We took full advantage of that saying. The only thing getting me through the honeymoon was the thought that, we’re never ever going to get to go on holiday/honeymoon ever again just us two, not until Oscar is at least 18 and he was there waiting for us when we get back!
He was in good hands though, he spent the time with his two nannies and they spoilt him rotten! He had some lovely days out, and we did FaceTime him at least 3 times a day, not that he was the slightest bit interested in talking to us. He would just show his face every now and then and then try to push the phone under the sofa or rug!
Honeymoon was a complete success, relaxation at it’s finest, just what we needed after the stress of the wedding. We stayed at Stella Island Resort & Spa in Analipsi, Crete. It was out of this world, 5*, adults only, absolutely perfect! We were lucky enough to stay in our own little villa with a private pool. I’ve never had luxury like it, granted I only went in the pool 3 times because we travelled in May and it only reached about 26-27 degrees.
It was nice to wake up every morning and just sit out in the terrace with a cup of tea, nobody walking round you, nobody else there.
The resort was so clean, every single part of it was sparkling. I’ve never been to a holiday resort so clean, the staff were so friendly, helpful and extremely welcoming. We had welcome drinks on arrival and were taken to our room by security on a golf caddy, once we arrived at our room we opened the door and waiting for us was a bottle of champagne, red wine and a selection of fruits, cakes and greek delicacies.
The highlight of the holiday for me was visiting Santorini, I’ve always wanted to go but it’s not really ideal to go with children and toddlers, it’s not really a family friendly place to go to. We ticket it off our bucket list and my, it really did live up to its’ expectations. We originally looked at Santorini for our honeymoon but unless you have 10-15k spare in your bank then you’ve got no chance. It cost us 210 euros for a return trip for 1 day, this included the fast ferry there and a tour of the island.
We didn’t really do much other than relaxing in our private terrace, we met a lovely couple out there. We all met by doing the typical British thing, moaning. We were waiting for an island train to take us on a tour and ended up waiting 2 hours for it, and got talking there, they were lovely. We made friends with Nikos at a cocktail bar next to the resort, we literally spent every night in there. He was such a lovely man, he wanted us to go back and bring Oscar with us next time we visited.
We would order traditional greek food there as the resort didn’t serve anything greek at dinner. That was one disappointing thing with the resort was the food, we expected good traditional greek dishes as we were in a greek country.
Mom guilt did kick in nearly everyday, thinking how bad I felt for leaving Oscar whilst we were having the best time, but I knew he was having so much fun with his nannies. It was lovely to see his little face on FaceTime everyday too, even if he was 4% bothered about us not being there. We tried not to guilt buy him toys when we came back, we just bought him a few toys and some greek foods to try. His face was completely worth it when we saw him for the first time in 12 days though, that moment was so special. Although we did do a little guilt trip the next day and visited Thomas Land, but we had the most amazing day as a family.
I really did have the most amazing time with my new husband, it was so nice to just spend quality time together. I couldn’t wait to get home to my little pudding but it really was nice to start our married life off together alone. We’re not planning on anymore long holidays away without Oscar again, this was our one chance and it was everything we wished for.
Thank you for reading, more posts coming soon, now to start off our new journey as the W family……
Mrs W x