|Beautiful South Africa|
At this time of year it hard to ignore the winding down signs that summer is at a close and autumn and winter beckon. The days are getting a little shorter and the suns not so warm and strong. We notice it here greatly. My husband suffers badly from SAD and in the past, when we weren’t tied down to school holidays, we use to book up a sunshiny trip for a couple of weeks after Christmas. In fact February half term is the perfect time to book such a trip. The after mass and joy of Christmas have flown (and lets all hope for no floods this year) and yet there’s still a month and half of cold before spring really hits!
We’ve got our holiday booked for the October break to eke out the last bit of the sunshine this year before winter and the gloom hits. But just where to go? Well we use to head back home to South Africa but that’s incredibly in practical and expensive just for a week. Why not hop on some flights to Lanzarote? My sister in laws family does this for the February half term and the children have a fabulous time and they know that even after Christmas has been there’s still something fun to look forward to. Of course if you can’t wait till February and it does indeed seem a long way away at the moment why not catch the last of summer sunshine in a fab Spanish island? And, if like us you have to work around school time tables, why not head over for the October half term break? Extend summer that month or two longer! In fact Lanzarote has temperatures up to almost the eighties in October (It was once recorded in the nighties in October) with the sea being lows 70’s. Personally that’s warmer than our local swimming pool and to me a perfect excuse to dose yourself up with some Vitamin D
What do you do to get yourself through the colder days of autumn and winter? Do you head off for some sunshine and if so where do you go?