My husband and I took a week-long winter break to Lanzarote at the end of November and it was such a treat to get away to the sunshine when home was so cold and dark. We hadn’t been on a beach resort holiday for a couple of years, so it was a welcome change to sit by the side of pool, soaking up the sun and casually making time to swim, walk and eat. I was actually pregnant during this trip, but we wouldn’t find out til the day we got back, so I wasn’t feeling quite myself. I hadn’t even considered the idea that I could be pregnant and I blamed the fatigue, nausea and general ‘off-ness’ as being the result of a cold I picked up. The queasy feelings didn’t dampen my enjoyment of the trip though, and we had the greatest time away. Sometimes you just need to recharge your batteries and we got a super good deal on both the flights and the hotel so it didn’t really feel like much of a stretch to give ourselves that relaxation time we were both craving. This was my third visit to the island, having travelled there twice before when I was much younger and with my family, but I wouldn’t hesitate to go back. I mean, look at those sunsets. Here’s a look at some of the photos I took while we were there.