Happiness Anchors

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Family holidays are often considered a highlight of childhood, I have lots of beautiful memories. But as kids grow up and no longer want to holiday with their parents, those memories can take on even greater significance. Family holidays can become happiness anchors, providing a foundation of happy memories.  Experiences that last a lifetime.

Family holidays are a wonderful way to create happiness anchors that will create memories to be cherished for a lifetime.  Memories we can talk about and reminisce over for years to come. Holidays can be expensive but to me, money spent on family holidays is much more valuable than money spent on materialistic things. While a new gadget or outfit might provide temporary happiness, experiences like family holidays create lasting memories that bring joy forever more.
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Another airport!

Family holidays are also a great way to destress and unwind from the pressures of daily life. Taking time away from work and daily routines can help us to relax and recharge. Whether it’s lounging on a beach, hiking in the mountains, or exploring a new city. Family holidays offer a chance to escape the stresses of everyday life and enjoy quality time together. It’s also important to spend time together away from screens. It’s easy to get caught up in social media, emails, and other distractions. Family holidays offer a chance to disconnect from technology and connect with each other, in real life!

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The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Countdown is on!

So, our next family holiday is in just a couple of weeks. We are finally heading home to Wales to see our beautiful families and friends, followed by 4 weeks of exploring Europe. I will be taking a ridiculous number of photographs, eating too many carbs, adventuring and probably doing some risky moves. And I will be making a million memories.

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Random canal in Alkmaar, The Netherlands

This is probably the last big holiday we have as a family of 4. Our son is 17 soon. It’s quite disheartening when our children express a preference for spending time with their friends instead of with us, but it’s natural. We’ve all been there. I always try to find a balance between giving him his independence and keeping him close to me. Maybe there is a compromise? He knows the importance of spending time together as a family, and spending time with his little sister who idolises him. While it may not seem like a priority now for a 17-year-old, I’m hoping he will appreciate these memories later in life.

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Sydney city break


As much as we love exploring new destinations and trying new things, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the warm embrace of a Welsh cwtch (hug). A trip back to Wales is long overdue. After a long four and a half years of not seeing my family and friends, it’s almost time to pack our bags, head back and make our own, new happiness anchors. The anticipation and excitement are almost too much to bear! The memories of the past flood my mind. As much as Australia is lovely, I am always reminded of all the happy times back home in Wales. Hiraeth. 
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My mountain back home. Treorchy, South Wales
It’s been far too long since I’ve breathed in the fresh Welsh air.  Bring on the valley mountain views and the rain!
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Written by Editor, Rhian Cable


Mum, Wife, Marketing Specialist, Book Worm, Sunrise Junkie and Blogger – Living life every minute.

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Hi, welcome to WorkKidsSleep. This blog is all about my thoughts on life and modern day living, rearing children while being a working Mother, setting up home on the other side of the world, living life while I can, family travel and all the in-between.

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