27 June 2015

Fritaly (or Mark Warner, Corsica).

The email came late Wednesday afternoon. Were the boys and I free for a press trip this coming Saturday?  For a week.  To Corsica!

*Panic* Schools to sort out.  Students to find a sitter for.  Oh and they were due to see their dad. 

Bit short notice.  Should we stay or should we go?

The first school was sorted pretty swiftly - permission granted for a work related matter.  One can't review a family holiday without the family.  The second school said unauthorised absence would be recorded and a possible fine of £60 to come, but it wouldn't impact my son (the six year old) in any other way.  

Still the ex-husband to go.  Thinking he'd be the hardest nut to crack.  Cue many apologies on my part, terrible trades made, the emphasis on 'work' again and he was surprisingly fine. 

Had a chat with the children.  Told them about an invitation to Corsica with Mark Warner holidays again.  Said it's near Italy, but, politically, it's French.  They christened it Fritaly. 

Bribed the students.  Bribed my friends to cook, clean, do their washing, house sit, make them practise their English and generally look after them.

Everyone's happy and as far as press trips go, things could be worse.  

Here's their official video.  It's a flight of just over two hours and a short transfer so by the time you're eating your lunch today, we'll hopefully be there, in Fritaly!



Disclosure - we've been invited as guests of Mark Warner holidays and I look forward to giving you an honest review on our return.  However I can already tell you it's much more reasonably priced than you think and there are lots of deals for the summer holidays!

See you very soon,

Anya XX

9 comments:

  1. Hope you've arrived and having a splendiferous time! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ☀️☀️☀️

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    1. Thank you so much Gem. Sorry I missed this before - and yes we did have a splendiferous time thank you :) ! XXX

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  2. Loving seeing all your photos, you all look very relaxed and rightly so. Fritaly is such a great name too. Mich x

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    1. Thanks Mich - the wifi was very iffy - especially when the tennis at Wimbledon was being streamed, but managed to get some stuff up! Glad you like the name - it will forever hold a special place in our hearts :)

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  3. I love Corsica. Been there a couple of times motorbiking, and to Sardinia next door. Love love love. :)

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    1. Oooh I'm jealous, jealous, jealous now. Perfect combo - the bike and the island. Nearly accidentally ended up in Sardinia when we were kayaking! Eldest didn't think it was funny at the time but promised him he would one day lol! :)

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  4. Hope you're having a fabulous time Anya, I look forward to reading your review x

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    1. Thank you Izzie - you're always so very kind and am glad you appreciate the review, thank you again! xx

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  5. BrillIant you managed to get everything sorted to go on this. Hope you all had a fab time - off to read the review now! X

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