Today we woke up in the forest
Quite literally nestled in trees,
The sun dappled warmth through the redwoods,
And the soft scent of pine filled the breeze.
We threw back our cosy white duvets,
Excitedly leapt out of bed,
And padded across to a squirrel,
Who was hoping perhaps to be fed.
We savoured a fresh cup of coffee,
And feasted on hot buttered toast,
Embraced our first day of adventure,
And planned what we’d like to do most.
We quickly got showered and ready, And heeding the forecast of rain,
We bundled up warm with our wellies,
And boarded the friendly land train.
Which the children had fondly named Gertrude,
And was quite the best start to their day!
A wave and a beep from the driver,
And soon we were off on our way!
We walked through the tropical plaza,
With waterfalls, flowers and fish,
And tiptoed on stepping stones laughing,
Throwing coins in and making a wish.
Which little Miss Tot found exciting!
As she carefully thew her coin too.
And wished very hard… for a unicorn!
Which I wasn’t too sure would come true?
But adventures were ours for the taking,
We giggled our way through each day,
Which we packed full of magical moments,
Filled with wonder and laughter and play.
We swam in subtropical waters,
In a sparkling plant filled lagoon,
We splashed down the slides in the sunshine,
(And the rain, after all, it was June!?)
We built castles of sand by the lakeside,
Spotted fish as we gazed from the shore,
Meandered the bridges and walkways,
Picked up leaves from the soft woodland floor.
As the rain pattered down at the windows,
We’d wrap up in our lodge and just talk,
Snuggle up with a film and a duvet,
And make art masterpieces with chalk. *coughs*
We stepped up and embraced our duty,
To ensure that the neighbours were fed,
As the ducks poddled up to our doorway,
And politely requested some bread.
We too dined in fabulous restaurants,
Where streams trickled by at our feet,
Our wine glasses clinked as we toasted,
To a wonderful family retreat.
And after our week of adventures,
As we happily drifted to sleep,
We smiled at the enchanting memories,
Which we’d kindly been given to keep.
Ps: Wishes really do come true at Center Parcs…
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