Driving abroad is only slightly less stressful
DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR A FIRST-TIME DAD OF TWINS
FEAR can hold us back from exploring far flung destinations.
Although, it never stopped Captain James Cook and it’s thanks to his bravado, we had somewhere nice and sunny with good beaches to send criminals.
Having said that, a little bit of fear might have stopped him from being murdered by the locals. This is exactly why we took the twins to Spain rather than trekking through the foothills of Everest.
We know Spain has hospitals, friendly natives and paella
but it’s still travelling for the twins and therefore still a challenge for us.
The drama started when we discovered we had to collect and fit baby seats to the car in a dark multi-storey at a sultry 30°C, while the twins screamed.
Eventually, the shouting and swearing died down and we left the car park, with little or no confidence the seats had been fitted correctly.
Finally, it was time to relax in a car I’d never driven with potentially unsecured children on a five-lane motorway.
Victoria helped by barking ‘RIGHT, STAY ON THE RIGHT’ alternated with ‘LEFT, LOOK TO THE LEFT’, on any roundabout. Finally, we arrived at the villa and it was beautiful with marble floors, marble steps, two balconies with views to the sea, a sun terrace on the first floor and a patio door leading to a pool. ‘This is great’ I said to Victoria, while my inner
There was no guarantee the car seats were secure