Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Whisper It, but I've a Disney-Size Secret

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Whisper It, but I've a Disney-Size Secret

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Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE The chaotic life of a working mum

GIVEN that what I'm about to write will probably be read by thousands of Gazette readers, I should probably very quickly put in this caveat: Shhhhh this is a secret!

And just like all secrets, I'm dying to tell someone. I might actually combust if I can't talk about it. So here we go.

Are you ready? We're going to Disneyland!

OK so maybe you're not as excited as me, but when I tell you that we have booked to take the boys to Paris for New Year and that they won't find out until Christmas morning I'm sure you can understand why I am bouncing around the house like Tigger on steroids.

Even last night when Bruce Jnr had a tantrum so bad that he's now having to write a letter of apology to the neighbours, I was still grinning amid the crumpled forehead that comes from a displeased mummy frown!

Guess | It all started when, after months of sickness and then my grandmother passing away, we decided we needed a holiday. Then we immediately wished we hadn't bothered because when it comes to time away, Mr Bruce and I almost never agree. When we were discussing our low budget honeymoon he wanted a week somewhere with white sand and sun. I wanted to go somewhere where you can wear a jumper and snuggle. We went to Barra in the Outer Hebrides. Most beautiful beaches imaginable and as warm as a frozen pizza. This time Brucey wanted to go as far and as hot as as possible. I, however, remembered that we have two offspring who, at the first sign of sunshine, either spend the day complaining about the heat or insist on being accompanied in a pool by me. Thus, I championed a snow break. In fact I had hoped for a few days in my favourite place on earth, Aviemore.

When he probed a little more as to why ANOTHER disproportionately expensive Scottish destination is where I would rather be it came down to: 1) being Scottish I like Scotland, 2) being Scottish I like cold winters 3) being Scottish I want proper New Year celebrations and 4) snow = fun. …

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