Chilled out. Imagine; a long afternoon, hot sun and shady trees, a spacious park, sand underfoot. Drifting gently, one mummy and her toddler in a big swing.
This photograph was taken in a Park in Gijon in Northern Spain. Love Northern Spain. My first holiday with Mr Noo was exploring Asturias region by train and small hire car where ever the whim took us; tiny coastal towns, winding backroads and cosmopolitan cities, glorious mountains. We’ve been back as a couple to Galicia further along the Northern coast but we love Asturias.
Asturias is green with dramatic mountains and wonderful coastline. Celtic elements and their own language give the region a unique feel. When my son was 20 months old we had our first family holiday abroad. We returned to Northern Spain, exploring the Cantabria region and then a week back in Asturias. As a family it involved cumbersome luggage, car seats, pushchairs, organisation and planning *breathes out*. But the region didn’t disappoint, we hung out on beaches and wandered through towns. Gijon is on the coast with a sandy beach and the vibrancy of a big town. We found a sprawling park, immaculately kept with animals, birds, a cafe and big spacious children’s play area. It very much suited us. For me, I got the chance to do some shopping, we had a late tapas lunch and then we spent the afternoon as a family just chilling out in the park.