For this weeks Flashback Friday over at Cafe Bebe I'm sharing a photo of us in Centre Parcs in 1993. In the photo is Me and Papa on the bikes with our two eldest kids sat in the seats behind us and two of my brothers on their own bikes. The photo sums up why we love centre Parcs so much...The forest, The freedom and the tranquility. Oh and by the way Papa hasn't got a hunchback he has his backpack on under his jacket, lol.
The first time we visited Center Parcs was for a weekend back in 1988 Sherwood Forest, Nottingham and then that same year Mum was booking up the main family holiday and asked us if we wanted either one week on the Canary Islands or two weeks in Center Parcs in France. We thought about it briefly but not for long as we really loved center parcs...plus being teenagers the indoor swimming dome really appealed to us and we wanted two weeks holiday rather than one...Happy Days!
We had a fantastic time and from then on stayed at Center Parcs every year with our own kids. We used to go in big groups with our cousins and we always really looked forward to it. The last time we visited was nine months before we lost Mum five years ago and to be honest I wonder if it will ever feel the same going there now she isn't around. I do keep saying to Papa we really should go again and take our Granddaughter so she can love it as much as her Dad did when he was little.