Our holiday at the Perdepera Resort in Sardinia | With Mark Warner

Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

I love my blog; this little tiny corner of the internet.

Since I began writing my very first post, almost 4 years ago, I’ve never had difficulty finding things to write — things to share.

I don’t have to look for content — I write about my family and the things I really love — so I’ve never struggled  for inspiration and the words have always come tumbling out, quicker than I can type them, more often than not.

Until now.

I have so much to tell you, SO much to share, that I can seem to find the words!

I’ve been downloading my photos from our Mark Warner holiday at Perdepera, Sardinia and have take so many, I just don’t know were to start.

*goes off for another coffee and a walk around the garden*

OK. Deep breath.

From the beginning.

At the start of the year, I entered a competition to become a Mark Warner Mum — one of their family ambassadors for 2016 — and (incredibly) I won.

You can have a look at my winning entry here.

Winning was quite a big deal. My big, man-shaped boy and I haven’t had a proper holiday (that has lasted longer than 4 days) for around 6 years and my two little boys have never been on holiday abroad before.

They’ve never been on a plane; never played on a hot and sunny beach.

So winning the Mark Warner competition really was a dream come true.

Not one but two amazing holidays; one sun, one ski.

So — after a little bit of deliberation — for the first, we chose to go to Perdepera in Sardinia.

We’ve travelled extensively in the past but neither of us has been to the island before and the idea of going somewhere totally different — with some of the best beaches in Europe — was too tempting to ignore.

In fact, weirdly, talk of the Sardinian beaches was on the radio just yesterday. People are stealing sand; little vials of pale golden treasure, as a memento of their time there.

I didn’t take any mementos of that variety, needless to say. The memories we’ve made will last a lifetime, and that’s enough for me.

But because I’ve got too much to say in just one sitting, I think this diary entry is going to be a preamble.

I’ll write a separate post about the resort — and what was on offer — and I’ll write another about the kids facilities, as they were far, far too amazing not to shout about.

But, for now, here’s a little look of our time away.

Perdepera, Sardinia

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Pretty rustic villas, in pastel shades, were dotted round the resort | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

Mark warner holiday perdepera

White, red or rosé madam? Pink obvs. | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

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Dinner in the pop-up a’ la carte restaurant | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

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My little water babies in their fab ponchos from Little Life

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The beach at the bottom of the garden. Literally a 2 minute walk from our rooms.

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Little fish. A typical Picean!

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Playing in the water.

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My gorgeous pair in their lovely threads from River Island

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Happy chappies in the pool (both in swim vests by Konfidence) | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

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Learning to swim with daddy | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

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Happy | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

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Soaking it all in — Cosmo doing a spot of people watching

Our Mark Warner holiday Perdepera Sardinia

Bertie-Bumble Bee (those ponchos are a winner) | Mark Warner holiday Perdepera

Our Mark Warner holiday Perdepera, Sardinia

Cosmo indulging in a bit of spy-walking

Our Mark Warner holiday Perdepera, Sardinia

Our Mark Warner holiday Perdepera, Sardinia

Finally, because our original entry contained a little film, it seemed obvious to make another.

Not a hand-drawn version, this time, but a proper real-life depiction of our week in sunny, beautiful Sardinia.

Disclaimer:

We’ve been working with Mark Warner this year as part of their ambassador programme. This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and lifestyle images are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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40 Comments

  1. 19th July 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I can’t wait to read more, it looks beautiful and so glad you’ve had some proper time away together.

    • 3rd August 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Aaah it was SO amazing!!!!! Literally, the most perfect place for a first holiday away together — so, so grateful to have been given the opportunity to go!!

  2. 19th July 2016 / 7:40 pm

    AWWW!! I loved seeing this pop up in my Facebook feed! I’ve just been going through my photos today too. TAKE ME BACK! I’m so pleased you enjoyed your precious week so much. xx

    • 3rd August 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Just getting round to my comments now — it’s been NUTS since we’ve been home — as we had Camp Bestival since last Thursday too, I feel as though I haven’t properly caught up!! I MUST come and read about your holiday — I loved looking at all your IG pics :) xx

  3. Tanita
    19th July 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I can’t wait to see your other posts Caro. Your photos are gorgeous and your little ones look so lovely in their summer wear. It looks so sunny. How beautiful is the beach! Your boys are gorgeous I loved their river island outfits too. Xxx

    • 3rd August 2016 / 3:22 pm

      It was SO beautiful. The beach was amazing — I just want to go back again!!!! A week wasn’t long enough!!!

  4. 20th July 2016 / 10:24 am

    Ah this is lovely Caro!! I literally had a smile on my face throughout your video, it’s such a beautiful way to capture your holiday and it’s so obvious you all had the best time.

    • 4th August 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Aah thanks so much lovely — it was such an amazing time. Makes me feel a bit tearful when I think back!! (in a good way!!) ;) xx

  5. 21st July 2016 / 10:02 am

    This just looks like paradise Caro! I was following your instagram updates all the way and Sardinia looks amazing, as does the resort. Such beautiful colours and it looked like everything was just so easy and relaxing. So glad you enjoyed! xxx

    • 21st July 2016 / 10:35 am

      It really was Julia. I’ve never been anywhere quite so mountainous — it was such a beautiful island. And the facilities — especially for the kids — was amazing xx

  6. 21st July 2016 / 10:27 am

    Such gorgeous photos it looks like u had such an awesome time. i look forward to seeing ur post about the resort and kids facilities.

    • 21st July 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thanks so much Joanna — the kids facilities were absolutely amazing. I WISH it was the boys’ full time nursery!!!! ;)

  7. 21st July 2016 / 11:58 am

    this resort looks so fantastic – how amazing!! I would love to visit Sardinia. Love the video x

    • 4th August 2016 / 1:53 pm

      Aah I’d highly, highly recommend it — it was so good!! And thank you :)

  8. 21st July 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful time. Mark Warner holidays are just magical.

  9. 21st July 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Ahh I’m so jealous, this looks amazing, the sky is so blue! I can imagine you have a billion more photos on your camera haha! Xx

    • 4th August 2016 / 2:04 pm

      I haven’t even sorted through half of my pics yet!! I took thousands!! :)

  10. 21st July 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Gorgeous pictures – you must have had an amazing holiday.

    • 4th August 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks Erica, it was beautiful — so happy to have been able to take the boys on such an adventure :)

  11. 21st July 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Aw, congratulations.. how lovely to win a holiday x Fantastic posts and sounds like and looks like a lovely time too xx

    • 4th August 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much Gill — SO lucky!! I’m still pinching myself!! :)

  12. 22nd July 2016 / 7:10 am

    Wow looks like a very beautiful place to visit. I have never been abroad yet, hoping to change that next year

    • 5th August 2016 / 9:48 am

      It’s SUCH a beautiful place to visit!! Would highly recommend :)

  13. 23rd July 2016 / 9:54 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing time! It looks beautiful, your photos are just gorgeous x

  14. 24th July 2016 / 10:27 am

    Welll done for becoming an ambassador for Mark Warner. You photos look amazing and it looks like you had a wonderful time. X

    • 24th July 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much Viki — I still can’t quite believe my luck to be honest! :)

  15. 24th July 2016 / 10:56 am

    Gorgeous photos! The place you stayed looks stunning. I’m glad you all had an amazing holiday, looking forward to reading more about it x

  16. 24th July 2016 / 12:14 pm

    I left a comment but I don’t think it went through so I’ll try again 🙈 Looks like you had an amazing time! Mark Warner holidays look great and your entry was a very well deserved winner! Absolutely loving all the photos!x

    • 24th July 2016 / 7:21 pm

      Thanks ever so much lovely — it was so amazing!! Totally hooked on the whole Mark Warner experience!! :) x

  17. 24th July 2016 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never been to sardina before but I’m hoping to show my kids the world like my mum did with me.

    • 5th August 2016 / 11:08 am

      I’d highly recommend it Janine! SUCH a beautiful part of the world!!

  18. 25th July 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Oh Caro it looks absolutely stunning. I love, love, love your photos, too many favourites to pick out but any with those gorgeous twins in are amazing! The video has sold it to me, what a beautiful place and those happy smiles only show how much fun you had xx

    • 5th August 2016 / 11:07 am

      Thanks lovely — I’ve got SO many photos to share still!!! Loved it so much — what a wonderful first holiday for my beautiful boys :) xx

  19. 30th July 2016 / 8:46 am

    I am so so glad you won- you were my fave entry for sure and you look like you’ve had the best time. It looks gorgeous, not been that way before but I would definitely add it to our to do list! x

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