August 19th, 2018

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Family Holiday in the Tessin

After a week of staycation, we decided to head down to the Tessin - the southern part (italian-speaking) of Switzerland. We stayed in the Villa Sassa in Lugano, which was lovely. I can recommend their spa treatments! We arrived Sunday afternoon and left Weds lunchtime, but managed (with the help of a hire car) to fit in a lot.

We did a day trip on Markus's Birthday to The Splash and Spa, then Monte Tamaro. The "Splash" complex was awesome - 5 huge slides which were pretty cool, a huge wave pool, and two other swimming areas with bubbles and jacuzzis. The boys loved it and stayed in until their fingers got wrinkly! Monte Tamaro was also great - fantastcic views, playgrounds, walks, and an epic toboggan run!

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What else we did on our holiday....

So the first part of our staycation were trips to Neuchatel, a wildlife park and many lake outings in Zurich (by myself, in the rain, in the grey, in the sun)!. Then we went to Lugano for a few days. More details here :-)

The last part of the two weeks has been staying at home, getting sh*t done. I say that - the boys mostly played with lego, but they did also do a huge clear up of their room and I took bags and bags of stuff to the local Brocky.

There's also been a fair bit of lounging around, watching star wars movies, playing games on devices, watching pointless TV, and reading!

We also put up our fabulous lego portraits, I cleared up boxes of memories and sorted out my half (okay, my two-thirds) of the bookshelves. We also cleared clothes, cleaned the flat and I booked our October holiday in the sun - here at Sagres. Can't wait - only 7 weeks to go before the next school break!

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