Wife to be-a little bit of blending….

So….here I am hurtling towards my almost mid forties with a fiance and a whole newly acquired branch of my family to consider. My ‘new’ children range in age from seven to their mid twenties. I also have a ‘step’ nephew and niece, a soon-to-be brother and sister ‘in law’ as well as a mother in law. It’s quite a lot for a simple soul like me to take on board, but thankfully they are all really rather lovely so I can’t imagine for a minute it’s going to be stressful…..(remind me that I said that when the wedding date is getting closer and people start misbehaving!!!!)
It’s the ‘family’ holidays that bring me out in a bit of a rash. Now don’t get me wrong-like I said-all lovely people but for the last 13 years it has literally been me and my children either holidaying alone or tagging along with whichever unfortunate family has happened to suggest we go on holiday with them. No matter how fast they said it my radar was always well tuned in and so at the mere mention of a joint vacation I was packing my sarong and searching for the passports quicker than you could say Easyjet.
Having booked ten days in Brittany for me, my teenagers and my newly acquired seven-year-old I have already fallen foul of the planning involved with blended families as she will be off to Disneyland while we are planning to sit on the beach at Benodet-oh well-I can’t get it right all the time. Then there is the planned sojourn to Center Parcs in April. There’s a bit of argy bargy there as well because it involves her missing two days of school….apparently that’s a bit irresponsible. So…there we have it…blended family holidays…it’s early yet, only February so loads of time for extra developments…watch this blog for a report of my next pit fall!

Published by Sarah Adams

I am the author of The Life Edit, an eight step personal development coaching programme that harnesses the power of journalling and writing to help people make transformational changes to their lives. I am also journalist and writer who has worked for newspapers, magazines, TV and online for the last 35 years, and an accredited personal development practitioner. I have written books, appeared on TV and radio and have worked in the world of corporate communications as a senior manager. I launched and ran The Community Media Group for ten years-this is a social enterprise that exists to produce professional, community newspapers in socially challenging areas as well as providing free training.

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