Christmas Market Stalls

I don’t know about you but I am desperate for a winter break. I’ve not been abroad for so long. Not just because of the pandemic – though of course that hasn’t helped – but because of infertility.

I never like to book anything in advance because I don’t know what the situation will be. Will I be going through treatment? I have to wait so long anyway, I don’t want to be away just at the time it’s my turn, making us delay again. Or will I be heavily pregnant and unable to travel because of that?

Everything is always just so uncertain. But following my failed round of IVF, I’ve really been trying to live my life instead of getting consumed in my infertility and grief. I’m learning to enjoy everyday life again and be spontaneous. 

A Getaway’s On The Cards

Christmas Market Stalls

So that’s why I’m turning my thoughts to holidays again. We could both really do with a change of scenery and getting away. Our wedding is fast approaching and we still don’t have a honeymoon booked! So I’m on the lookout for a getaway.

COVID is certainly complicating things. With work commitments, we can’t afford to need to isolate on our return so it’s likely that we’ll book a last minute winter break straight after our winter wedding.

Winter Break Destinations

Given that we won’t go anywhere too hot and tropical due to the risk of Zika virus, we’ll likely go for a destination somewhere in Europe. Thankfully, we both enjoy a city break and aren’t desperate to be lying on a beach somewhere warm!

In an ideal world, I’d love to visit one of the Christmas markets. I used to live in Strasbourg and the markets at this time of year were just magical. I’ve always said to Simon that I’d take him back one day. But I’d also like to see some of the other markets, perhaps in Germany or Switzerland. 

Something that you might not already know about me is that I’m fluent in French and German. As well as living in Strasbourg, I lived in Berlin for a period of time. It feels like a million years ago now!

Ski Resort

Or maybe I’ll manage to persuade Simon to go skiing. It’s something neither of us has tried before but I’ve always fancied having a go. What better time to try something new, than as newlyweds?! It’ll certainly make for a new experience and a memorable winter break!

Whatever we eventually decide upon, I know we’ll have a great time. I’ve done a lot of work on my mindset so I know that I’ll be able to briefly forget about our infertility journey and really enjoy spending some quality time together at the beginning of the next chapter of our lives. All that’s left is to get something booked! And hope that Omicron doesn’t hinder our plans any further! We’ve already postponed the wedding once and we really don’t want to have to do it again. So we’re both keeping all of our fingers and toes crossed!

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