Holiday. Part One: The Chaos


Holiday always means chaos in our house.  Our holiday for this year is now over, we are home and just about managing to overcome the after-holiday blues.

As I mentioned in my post before we went, organisation isn’t a strong point when it comes to going on holiday.

However this time, it was so unorganized it was exceptional!

It all started with confusion around the date we were going on holiday. We had assumed we were on holiday Saturday-to-Saturday. However, we then noticed that on our booking confirmation it had us arrive on the Sunday. Uh oh!

Originally we had thought about going away a few days earlier and stopping halfway, which we decided against due to a pesky bathroom draining our holiday money away.  At this point we were pretty glad we had decided not to.

So we started to think that we were leaving on the Sunday. Queue me sitting back on the Friday evening, thinking I have a whole day left to finish packing and be the queen of travelling. Organised. Not flustered. Packed.

Panic Stations and Chaos

Then on Saturday morning, hubby got up with the kids. For some reason, hubby decided to double check the booking.  He looked at the attachment we were sent and noticed that it said Saturday.

Hubby comes running up the stairs, shouting, “we need to pack, we are leaving today”.

I jumped out of bed in a panic.

We thought we had the whole day to organised ourselves.

We were going to spend the day smugly packing.  Instead we were rush packing and faced a 6 hour car journey!

While I was packing, I suddenly feared that due to all this mix up we would turn up and have no where to stay.

Which one was correct, the email or the attachment?

So, we called the farm to confirm our booking was available from the Saturday.

It was indeed booked for them, so rush packing it was, with half-dressed kids and a stressed out mummy.

Finally we managed to everything and everyone in the car and we were on our way.

Have you got the passports?

As we reached the autobahn, I said to the hubby: “I assume you picked up the passports?”

His reply was “no”.

ARGHH!!!!!  More chaos and panic…

By this point we were already on the motorway, so we had to wait until the next junction, turn around and go home.

This is not the first time we have forgotten the passports, you would think we would have learnt our lesson by now!

Eventually we were properly on our way.

The Farm

6 hours and one trip to MacDonald’s later, we finally arrived at our destination, hoping that we had not forgotten anything else.

As we arrived at the farm, we were blown away as we turned down the road towards the farm, which was surrounded by fields and stunning scenery.

Can’t beat this for a place to stay 🙂 #bloggerclubuk #family #twins #pblogger #parenting #holiday #sunisshining #bavaria

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The farm was perfect for little ones.  There was a play-park to burn of any excess, a treehouse, go-carts and a sandpit. This provided a perfect opportunity to let them stretch their legs after a long journey.

Where we stayed was a working farm and the kids loved the tractors, cows, chickens, horses, cats and dogs.

The farm had a spa facility too.  A bit of a result for mummy!

We immediately felt the homely vibe. It didn’t take long to unpack and we were soon settling down with a glass of wine.

For the first point that day, we were glad we had arrived on the Saturday therefore giving us an extra day of the holiday.

Anyway, it just meant the stressful day was over and done with!

Want to know what happened in our holiday? Pop back later on in the week for all the info!

Want to see more photos from our time away?  Then check out our Instagram.

Are we the only ones to be this disorganised when it comes to holidays? Let me know in the comments.



  1. August 1, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Seriously, that place is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! I want to live there.
    One day we will get over this way. We love the look of Germany/Bavaria/Switzerland…just need to win the lottery 😉
    Glad you got there and the passport crisis was averted. And thank all that is holy for McDonalds!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      It is totally worth it and I would recommend that area to anyone. Stunning. Oh yes McD’s is a saviour!! x

  2. August 2, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Oh my what a panic!! But what a stunning place to be visiting, I can’t wait to read more.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      It was all worth it in the end xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      It was great, I really need to get a blog post out about it. Truly lovely place x

  3. August 2, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I’m so bad to travel with because I panic about everything haha so I can’t imagine being told that no one had the passports!. But at least you all got there and it looks like a beautiful place.

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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      There was a lot of panic lol!! It isn’t the first time either so you think we would learn. It was gorgeous xx

  4. August 2, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Oh no! I can’t believe you leave packing to the last minute! That would send me potty! And forgetting the passports? I don’t know how you were not tearing your hair out?! Looking forward to the next instalment 🙂 xxx
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Ha ha, We are just a bit of an unorganised bunch, I always mean to be better but never seem to manage it. xxx

  5. August 2, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Wow! It is great that the farm had spa facilities too I have never heard of a farm like that! It might have been chaotic but hopefully you had fun as well!
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      We had lots of fun and it was very relaxing when we got there, thanks Ana xx

  6. August 2, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    That is a stunning cottage! so picturesque and a lovely place to stay, looks like the makings of a good holiday (now the chaos is over, fingers crossed for no more nightmares ) :p
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      It was really stunning, once the chaos was over it was all worth it 🙂 x

  7. August 2, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I would have had a melt down! I get stressed pre holiday every time as everything is down to me and the responsibility gets too much. Hope it was worth it in the end, going over to see it all on your insta now!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Oh yes, that is how I feel. I end up doing all the packing, that said I am a bit of a control freak and would hate leaving the packing to someone else. Hubby cant win ha ha! x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      The next part is definitely on my to-do list, which seems to be getting neglected now the kids are on holiday ha ha! Our holidays always seem to start like this for some

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      We were very lucky, everyone was happy with the farm – it really was fab x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      We had a great time, I keep meaning to do a blog post about the holiday itself. Bavaria is stunning x

  8. August 3, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    That’s sounds all to stressful for me! At least when you got there it’s pretty and a spa is never a bad thing! #bestandworst

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      All worth it when we got there and had that first glass of wine 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Oh yes that was worth it, definitely. x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Made it just and no more lol! All I can say is thank goodness we were driving and not trying to catch a flight x

  9. August 6, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I like to think I am quite organised and I do try and be but sometimes not always. Looks like you had a fab time away. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst hope you will stop by again.
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      I try to be organised too, but I just never seem to be which is frustrating lol! Oh well, we got there in the end and it was a fab week 🙂

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