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I just can't hold still!

I just can't hold still!

" Every year my parents and I spend our holidays on an island called Gran Canaria. We stay in an apartment close to an enormous beach with sand dunes. It’s like a desert but next to the sea and you can swim all the time. It’s called Maspalomas.

A happy girl on the beach at Maspalomas on a sunny day
A happy girl on the beach at Maspalomas on a sunny day

We go to the beach a lot because the weather’s always good and my mum loves to sunbathe. My dad’s not really into sunbathing so he takes me off to loads of places. I love visiting water parks and going on the slides. This year I can use the big slide, which loops around.

I’ve also been along the coast with my dad on a boat from the port of Puerto Rico. We saw dolphins from the boat. What I like best about my holidays in Gran Canaria this year was seeing dolphins so close. And mum missed it all just because she wants to be really brown when she goes home. I think that’s just silly, especially when you can do fun stuff like watching dolphins... "



They just can’t hold still!

" I think I’ll go back to Gran Canaria this year. There are miles of beach just for me, perfect for an evening stroll and then a quick dip in the sea before dinner.

Mother and daughter hug each other in Maspalomas with the lighthouse in the background
Mother and daughter run along the beach with the lighthouse in the background

My husband takes the kids all over the place, going out in a boat to watch the dolphins and goodness knows what else... So, they leave me to sunbathe in peace (just amazing after a whole year of running around and stress...).

More to the point, when travelling with a gang like mine, I’d rather be safe than sorry. I don’t want to experiment. So I think I’ll go back to Gran Canaria this year... "