We would love to play in the snow again! #mwambassador

Sometimes as a parent you have to admit that you are wrong.  Richard and I loved our winter sports holidays before we became parents.  We’ve been planning to introduce our boys to skiing and snowboarding in a couple of years’ time, thinking that they were just a little too young for the slopes just yet…

At the weekend we headed to the snow-covered hills.   Wrapped up in our winter woollies and armed with our sledges and new snow boards we couldn’t wait for a day playing in the snow.  I had imagined us taking it in turns to race down the slopes on sledges but my eldest had a different plan… Within minutes he was trying out snowboarding for the first time.  Half an hour later he looked like a pro and was putting my snowboarding to shame!

It was at this point I decided we had to enter the Mark Warner Holidays competition.    Here is a little video we’ve put together which explains why we would love to be chosen as the Mark Warner Ambassador family.  Wish us luck!

Mark Warner Ambassador 2018 entry

As you can tell from our video we had an incredible family holiday at the Mark Warner Lakitira Beach Resort in Greece a couple of years ago.  I can hand on heart say it was the most relaxing and fun family holiday we’ve ever had.  We ate delicious food, played on the beach and in the pool and tried out new water sports.  We’ve had many family holiday photos taken since then but this photo is still my favourite, and the one I use as my profile photo for all of my social media channels –

Mark Warner Ambassador

It was taken on our last morning in Greece.  My youngest son is scowling because we’d stopped him playing to have the photo taken but it makes me smile every time I see it because it was the most incredible week, for our family but also as a couple.  This holiday was a bit of a turning point for us.  We’d enjoyed quality time together making family memories to last a lifetime and Richard and I had enjoyed some quality childfree time whilst our boys were having fun with new friends at their afternoon kids’ club sessions.  We had also enjoyed a WEEK of date nights, (more than we normally get in an entire year!) thanks to the evening kids’ clubs/night nursery.  You can read our rather gushy review of our family holiday in Greece here – Family holiday at Mark Warner Lakitira Beach Resort, Greece.  I also shared – Our tips for a Mark Warner Summer Holiday. 

Mark Warner Ambassador

I had always been a little doubtful about holiday kids’ clubs prior to our stay at Lakitira resort. I suppose I thought that family holidays were about spending time with each other 24/7 but that holiday changed my mind completely.  Knowing that our boys were going to kids clubs in the afternoons for three hours made us really appreciate them more for the rest of the day.  Rather than building sandcastles whilst looking longingly at the child-free couples reading books and drinking cocktails, we both got stuck in building the most elaborate sandcastles you have ever seen… knowing that we had three hours of child free time in the afternoons to relax.  If you still need convincing about Mark Warner kids’ clubs check out our guide – Childcare at Mark Warner Lakitira Beach Resort.

This year we would love to take our boys on their first winter sports holiday with Mark Warner to the French Alps.  We would love to stay in a cosy chalet hotel, and watch our boys as they learn to snow plough and gain confidence on the slopes at ski school.  This time we wouldn’t worry about leaving them at kids club because we would 100% trust the experienced and award-winning child care staff to care for them whilst we enjoy some rare childfree time.

Our boys loved playing in the snow last weekend and we know a winter sports holiday in the French Alps would be a magical experience we would all treasure for a lifetime.

Mark Warner Ambassador entry - #MWAmbassador

 

Thanks for reading our Mark Warner Ambassador entry.  Wish us luck! 

 

 

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35 Comments

  1. Dylan Wright
    21st June 2018 / 9:23 am

    What a lovely video!I like your content and I read the blog with great pleasure

  2. Laura: Adventures with J
    9th April 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Ooh good luck! I have heard amazing things about Mark Warner holidays and I hope that you get through as it looks like your boys would love it in the Alps!

  3. 14th March 2018 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve really got my fingers crossed for you all. What a lovely video and I think you would have a great time if you became Mark Warner Ambassadors and we would all enjoy sharing your experience too. Best of luck Lisa and all the family x

  4. 13th March 2018 / 1:24 pm

    Ah, I hadn’t realised that gorgeous shot of you all was from Lakitira! MW holidays really are the best, and you’d make a fantastic ambassador family for them. All the very best of luck. xx

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Yes I’ve used it as my profile pic since it was taken. Pity my youngest is scowling but it makes me smile every time, good memories:) Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for me x

  5. 11th March 2018 / 6:24 pm

    A trip to The Alps sounds like great fun. Good luck with your entry.

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Rachael!

  6. 10th March 2018 / 9:23 pm

    This entry is brilliant – the Mark Warner snow holidays’ look absolutely amazing, we very nearly booked a last minute one before Christmas before realizing it was probably crazy to book two weeks before with a toddler! This has just made me want to go even more though! Good luck! xxx

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks Kirsty! Glad you liked our video;) So proud of my boys! I’ve kept their letters to keep in their memory boxes because I think they are really sweet.

  7. 10th March 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Sending you mountains of luck for this. It’s a wonderful video you’ve put together and sounds like you have a couple of snow pros in the making!

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Jenny! Kids just have no fear do they?! He literally just jumped onboard the snow board and went for it. I’m a skier and so this was my first time on a board, it took a while for me to talk myself into doing it but once I had a go and managed to stay up standing I was hooked!

  8. 10th March 2018 / 4:20 am

    What fabulous photos and a great video, certainly worthy of a MW ambassador! I hope you get the chance to take your boys skiing! x

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Siobhan x

  9. Elizabeth
    9th March 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Good luck! Looks like you had a lot of fun on these adventures. That Greek destination looks amazing!

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Lakitira is a stunning resort. Very typically Greek with the white washed building etc and so strikingly beautiful against the blue sky and sea:) We loved it and would return in a heart beat (which is unlike us as we normally like to try new places).

  10. 9th March 2018 / 1:20 pm

    Good luck Lisa! That video is so beyond adorable! I couldn’t stop smiling watching it. Your boys are so sweet and your eldest looked like such a pro snowboarding for the first time. I’m so jealous how how much snow you had last week! We got a little bit, but nowhere near as deep as that! Your igloo looked amazing! Chloe xx

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Chloe! I’ve only just put our ski gear back up in the attic, was hoping we would get some more snow! Good luck to you too, there are alot of fabulous entries. Lisa x

  11. Wayne
    9th March 2018 / 6:42 am

    I enjoy reading every second of this blog, thank you and best of luck!! You would make brilliant ambassadors for Mark Warner

    • Lisa
      Author
      13th March 2018 / 10:50 pm

      Thanks Wayne!

  12. 9th March 2018 / 3:34 am

    Looks likes everyone had so much fun! It was nice watching ya’ll! x

  13. 8th March 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Aww what a brilliant video!! I’m sure you don’t need any luck but just in case, sending you guys buckets loads!!! Everything crossed for you!

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks KellyAnn! Very much appreciated x

  14. 8th March 2018 / 8:19 pm

    The boys looked like they adored the snow – now is the time for that ski holiday! I loved reading about your Mark Warner holiday to Greece, so I know they’d really look after you on the slopes as well. Good luck Lisa!!

  15. 8th March 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Awww good luck everyone. There are so many amazing places and trips to choose from I hope you get picked.

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks Mandi:)

  16. 8th March 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Gorgeous video Lisa and amazing how they took to snowboarding! They are clearly having a ball! Good luck with your entry!

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 7:59 pm

      You should have seen mine and Richard’s face Carrie! We were literally gobsmacked when he just jumped on board and flew down the hill. He has walked with a little swagger since the weekend. Such a cool dude!

  17. 8th March 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I think you would all make wonderful ambassadors Lisa – best of luck!

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you for your support Sam!

  18. 8th March 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Good luck with your entry – some really lovely images :) I am not a fan of winter holidays, I cannot get enough of the sun and need an injection of it right now! Sim x

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Oh believe me I love the sun too Sim but nothing beats the feeling of flying down the mountains on a pair of ski’s!

  19. 8th March 2018 / 3:28 pm

    I hope you get your chance to play in the snow again. Good luck with the competition x

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks for your support Victoria!

  20. 8th March 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Aw Lisa this has made me grin from ear to ear I love it, best of luck I would love yo follow you guys skiing x

    • Lisa
      Author
      8th March 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Aw thanks Sarah :) They are cuties (most of the time!)

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