But this year I have a cunning plan. My husband works in Derby and Derbyshire is renowned for some beautiful countryside, scenic views and quaint villages. I had a look at the Derbyshire tourist site and it looks like there are some great places to visit and some fun attractions for children too. There is the imposing Chatsworth House - home to the infamous Duchess of Devonshire and the pretty village of Bakewell the ancient capital of the Peak District that also gives its name to the rather delicious Bakewell Tart! So I thought the perfect solution would be to book a cottage where we could holiday but my husband would also be near enough to work that he could go in if there was an emergency, or he could go in one day during the week to check everything was running smoothly.
I do like a bit of luxury when I'm on holiday and after a bit of internet searching for the perfect cottage I discovered that Derbyshire-cottages.info have a great selection of luxury cottages online. It looks as though there are a wide selection of picturesque locations and here are some of the cottages available over half term. They all look really lovely and many of them are in convenient central locations too.
I'm hoping that this will be the ideal solution for our family as we get to spend time together but my husband doesn't have to be away from work for too long!
Do you find it hard to get away on holiday? Is work always calling you when you try to have a break - what are your solutions?