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How much will you share on holiday? (Giveaway)


This is the age of over-sharing, we share pretty much anything with pretty much anyone, but I’ve been reflecting and wondering whether I want to share our holidays. As a travel blogger I happily share our trips on the internet, I don’t mean that, I mean do I want to share my accommodation with other holiday makers while I am away?  There are advantages to resorts and hotels of course, but when we have a whole holiday house, that’s when we truly relax as a family. Today I am sharing two of may favourite family holiday breakfasts, reflecting on sharing on holiday, and giving away a breakfast hamper thanks to HomeAway.

The morning Petit Déjeuner ritual had to be one of my favourite parts of our recent holiday in France. Flip flops on, padding through the dewy grass, as the sun began to warm up over the lake, off to buy a baguette and French pastries and crepes, a jar of nutella, fresh apricots and juicy nectarines. All eaten together in the morning sunshine as we slowly embraced another day away. There was a huge sense of pride at returning to our holiday home with these still warm beauties…an almost primitive sense of providing the best for my loved ones.

Part of the joy of travelling for me is gathering local treats and living like the locals. Holiday breakfast is especially good when eaten alfresco, but not always, I have happy memories of local eggs and bread bought in the deli next door to our cottage in Norfolk and turned into the most glorious boiled eggs and soldiers as the wind whooshed outside and we prepared for a bracing walk along endless swathes of sand.

A slow and lazy breakfast has to be one of my holiday highlights, a clear signal you are breaking with routine. Don’t get me wrong, I love a buffet, especially on sightseeing trips or short breaks. But self catering means no filling in a breakfast form the night before, no forcing everyone out of bed, no having to get dressed and look respectable, no waiting in line surrounded by hangry people, no worrying your kids are showing you up, no kids leaping up like yo yos to fill another bowl or plate from the buffet, no food waste – is it just mine who help themselves to everything, only to actually manage to eat a spoonful of Rice Krispies and nibble a croissant? No missing breakfast because you overslept and complete control over what is and isn’t on the menu.

It is National Breakfast Week, and Britmums and HomeAway have come together to celebrate the joy of the holiday morning feast. I have a gorgeous breakfast hamper to giveaway to one lucky reader who comments on this post.

HomeAway list over a million holiday properties to rent all over the world, but, like a good breakfast, you only share the property with your nearest and dearest. From New York to Dorset, from Tenerife to the Alps, HomeAway connects you with holiday home owners around the world and provides a secure booking system, and holiday rental insurance for a small extra fee.  A whole holiday, a whole viagra breakfast, no sharing.

Do you like to share on holiday?



It’s easy and you could win a luxury breakfast hamper courtesy of HomeAway!
Simply leave a comment below sharing your best self-catering breakfast experience on holiday. 
All entries must be received by Sunday 31 January 2016 at 23.59 GMT.
We’ll pick one lucky winner by random to win a luxury breakfast hamper that includes a stainless steel cafetiere, Machu Picchu coffee, Indian Chai tea, Heart shape egg and omelette frying pan, jam selection, personalised biscuits, personalised baking kit, La Chinata Spanish olive oil and more!

Here are some  prize draw Terms and Conditions you should know about:

  • This HomeAway prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of the Promoter, its associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies and agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. Participants must be 18 years or over.
  • Participants enter by leaving a comment on the giveaway post on the ParentShaped blog. Participants must state their best holiday breakfast experience in the comment section on the post (link).
  • One winner will be chosen from the above entries via random drawing using random.org. The winner will receive a luxury HomeAway breakfast hamper.
  • All comments as per above will automatically be entered into the draw. It is a condition of entry that all comments are subject to the terms and conditions. Submission of a comment will be taken to mean acceptance of the rules and terms and conditions.
  • All entries must be received by Sunday 31 January 2016 at 23.59 GMT.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from users who post an eligible comment on the blog post.
  • The winner will be notified via the email address they leave on the blog comment. They have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize after being notified, after which time the prize will be considered unclaimed and will be re-assigned using a random selection method. The winner will be published on the original giveaway blog post here (LINK).
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  1. Ray Dodds
    25/01/2016 / 10:57 am

    Royal Windsor Hotel in Brussels someone even offered to cut tops off boiled eggs at breakfast

  2. Tania Atfield
    25/01/2016 / 11:31 am

    Our self catering stay in cottage near Bridport one Christmas where breakfast items had been left for us to use. It was a relief to find when you have children to look after.

    25/01/2016 / 11:53 am


  4. Denise shepherd
    25/01/2016 / 1:40 pm

    Think for me it has to be Hotel Duomo lake garda Italy…the breakfast was amazing so too was the view of lake Garda and our waiter was so funny ..you couldn’t fail to have a wonderful day .

  5. Janet Humphrey
    25/01/2016 / 1:45 pm

    Best self-catering breakfast experience on holiday was on our honeymoon driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia. We had been staying in hotels and B&B’s but had a wonderful self contained luxury cottage in the middle of nowhere close to Robe. We decided to pick up some groceries and when we arrived found a full cooked breakfast pack waiting for us. It was the best breakfast sat out on the porch watching the wildlife around us.

  6. Layla Thomas
    25/01/2016 / 2:47 pm

    We had a lovely hotel room with kitchenette when we stayed in Germany and it was lovely to wake up to hubby making bacon sandwhiches.

  7. cheryl price
    25/01/2016 / 2:47 pm

    has to be in the raddison blu in london. amazing breakfast

  8. Susan B
    25/01/2016 / 3:09 pm

    Cake and coffee – two of my favourite things – for breakfast in the Greek Islands. I never worked out whether they did it just for tourists or whether that’s what they ate themselves but I thoroughly enjoyed starting the day on cake!

  9. karen mcqueen
    25/01/2016 / 3:38 pm

    ive got to say edinburghs novotel in the edinburgh business parks breakfast if fantastic. Your own coffee freshly brewed various pastries,loads of cereals and cooked breakfast in great surroundings.

  10. karen mcqueen
    25/01/2016 / 3:41 pm

    I love the novotel in edinburgh the business park hotel.There breakfasts are brill freshly brewed coffee individual pots, fresh pastries,various cereals and fresh cooked breakfast items. All in great surroundings.

  11. p
    25/01/2016 / 3:48 pm

    Breakfast in Benidorm Smoked salmon & Champagne

  12. Roger Stanley
    25/01/2016 / 3:48 pm

    During our self catering stay in Devon we arrived at the cottage to find that the owner had supplied home grown produce for the following days breakfast, it was delicious and British

  13. 25/01/2016 / 3:58 pm

    Breakfast in our camper-van, nothing beats eating outdoors

  14. Ann Bird
    25/01/2016 / 4:04 pm

    Sharing our family breakfast whilst sitting on a balcony overlooking the sea on the Central Coast, Australia with a family of small, friendly but very noisy and vocal parrots

  15. Serena La Pietra
    25/01/2016 / 4:05 pm

    Having breakfast whilst sitting on a balcony in a very posh hotel, in the hot sunshine in Madrid The first time I ever tried Churros, what a delicious treat and memory I have of that holiday.

  16. ElizM
    25/01/2016 / 4:11 pm

    Freshly cooked doughnuts and hot chocolates from the market stalls in Prague

  17. Eva Vida
    25/01/2016 / 4:24 pm

    I would say the best self-catering breakfast was on our Caribbean cruise.We could choose whatever we wanted and they were delicious 🙂

  18. Kimberley H
    25/01/2016 / 4:29 pm

    I don’t share breakfast on holiday… Why would you share breakfast?

  19. Lyla
    25/01/2016 / 4:39 pm

    What a fab prize – I love breakfast! Best self catering breakfast/brunch was every day in Devon. Waffles with clotted cream and jam!

  20. 25/01/2016 / 4:42 pm

    Mine has to be in a self catering lodge in Center Parcs. Great equipped kitchen and a shop within the complex so you can cook whatever you like. There are also restaurants and cafes around so if you don’t want to cook every night then you can treat yourself to dinner out!

  21. Carol Eynon
    25/01/2016 / 5:12 pm

    After a great day and night at a whisky distillery on the island of Islay we had and amazing breakfast the next morning at our B and B. Free range eggs from the garden, Buck’s Fizz, homemade bread and jams and locally sourced sausages. Amazing and we spent about 2hrs at the breakfast table!

  22. 25/01/2016 / 5:13 pm

    I love the all you can eat breakfasts from Table Table, the kids get to eat free and we can enjoy a mixture of full English and continental breakfast.

  23. caroline
    25/01/2016 / 5:17 pm

    Holiday breakfast sitting on the balcony watching the day begin is always good!

  24. Suzie W
    25/01/2016 / 5:18 pm

    I stayed in a real dive in Durham once, and when I went to breakfast it was amazing. Delicious full English and I’m embarrassed to say that was washed down with a Continental!

  25. Andrea Fletcher
    25/01/2016 / 5:19 pm

    Breakfast in a cottage we stayed at in Whitby, the dining table overlooked the abbey and the sea, lovely.

  26. Stephen Henry
    25/01/2016 / 5:44 pm

    A surprise full English breakfast prepared by my darling wife.

  27. Wendy Smith
    25/01/2016 / 5:56 pm

    Self catering in an apartment in Cyprus, fresh bread, ham, cheese, olives and lots of coffee – bliss

  28. Adam
    25/01/2016 / 6:05 pm

    I once had breakfast prepared in the gardens of Edinburgh, courtesy of my partners brother. we enjoyed croissants, pan au chocolate and tea:). good experience.

  29. Rachel Craig
    25/01/2016 / 6:13 pm

    Don’t tend to do self catering. As I do like my food and being treated. Remember going away for holiday camping with members of church. Staff used catering sized pots for our porridge, we had to take our own crockery and cutlery for the camping experience, luckily had a cookhouse.

  30. John Frost
    25/01/2016 / 6:32 pm

    sat on the patio of my wooden beachside bungalow on Koh Tao eating Thai banana soup. Perfection

  31. Rena Plumridge
    25/01/2016 / 6:38 pm

    Sitting by the pool in a villa we stayed at in Menorca with a view over Mahon harbour eating a continental breakfast bought at the local supermarket the day before, Fabulous!

  32. sarah rees
    25/01/2016 / 6:43 pm

    just being able to enjoy breakfast away from home in a fabulous environment makes all the difference

  33. Eva Appleby
    25/01/2016 / 6:48 pm

    Fabulous giveaway. Thank you for the chance x

  34. sarah evans
    25/01/2016 / 7:12 pm

    sitting in a cafe in Turkey that looked out onto the ocean eating a lovely Turkish breakfast and sipping fresh juice

  35. Lynsie Lynn
    25/01/2016 / 7:25 pm

    My best experience was when a massive group of us went camping, and we made a cooked breakfast in a firepit!! It was amazing, although we burnt the toast as we were toating it on a stick of wood!! I loved every minute of it, was a great laugh and best of all shared between all our friends 🙂

  36. Louise Asekokhai
    25/01/2016 / 7:27 pm

    Sitting in the sunshine in Spain by our villa pool eating fresh bread and breakfast tapas. Perfection.

  37. Joanne Hutchings
    25/01/2016 / 7:29 pm

    We stayed at Bluestone National Park resort and had an amazing fry-up on our first morning!

  38. Sarah Cooper
    25/01/2016 / 7:29 pm

    Eggs benedict

  39. Hazel Rea
    25/01/2016 / 7:31 pm

    Staying in a farmhouse we fried ourselves a wonderful breakfast of fresh eggs, freshly picked mushrooms (they had been checked!) and local bacon.

  40. Teresa Agger
    25/01/2016 / 7:36 pm

    Camping on a working farm in Somerset, every morning the children would collect eggs from the hen house opposite our tent so we could make the freshest most delicious breakfast for the family

  41. Rachael Medley
    25/01/2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love it when a hotel has a selection of pastries and continental breakfast things as I love having a treat of a nice pain au chocolate x

  42. Greig spencer
    25/01/2016 / 7:48 pm

    When we went Lyon, the hotel we was staying at had a fabulous selection for breakfast!! LOts of cheeses, hams and different breads!cakes and pastries too and freshly squuezed juices too xx

  43. Lindsay Felvus
    25/01/2016 / 7:49 pm

    my favourite breakfast when I’m in Cyprus is fresh apricots from the local market and authentic Greek yogourt

  44. frances hopkins
    25/01/2016 / 7:50 pm

    I just loved making breakfast whilst camping at a festival with the kids

  45. Sandra Lane
    25/01/2016 / 8:08 pm

    We stayed at Summerfield Suites in Florida and there was a restaurant opposite where everything from eggs, pancakes and cereals to steak and ham was served for breakfast. It literally had any food you could wish for.

  46. Helen Huxley
    25/01/2016 / 8:16 pm

    Having breakfast in the Florida keys, fantastic food but the highlight was sharing it with a pelican every morning

  47. John McNamara
    25/01/2016 / 8:17 pm

    Great memories of being in a little croft near brora Scotland making toast on the wooden fire.

  48. Gwyn Sharps
    25/01/2016 / 8:44 pm

    Fresh orange, cups of tea and fruit every morning on a balcony overlooking the sea on Rhodes Island.

  49. Helen
    25/01/2016 / 8:57 pm

    We actually had curry for breakfast in Sri Lanka and it was delicious !

  50. Anita
    25/01/2016 / 9:08 pm

    Croissants and coffee in nice was wonderful 🙂

  51. Christine Beake
    25/01/2016 / 9:27 pm

    The first breakfast my son ever made me – toast with all the butter in a lump in the middle and a dollop of jam on top – the thought was there!

  52. alice O'connor
    25/01/2016 / 9:59 pm

    A lovely breakfast with my best friend – scrambled eggs, croissants and fruit sat looking out to sea at our holiday chalet on the beach at Branscombe, Devon.

  53. Sarah Casey
    25/01/2016 / 10:04 pm

    Fresh local eggs with bread and jams and honey, sat on a balcony of a tiny flat overlooking the beautiful St Ives harbour a few years ago.

  54. Sarah Davies
    26/01/2016 / 12:32 am

    Last year when we had a big extended family holiday staying in an old manor house with loads of rooms in Dorset, we woke up to the smell of my cousin’s husband cooking us all a big fry up. What a star!

  55. Lana George
    26/01/2016 / 1:11 am

    Nothing beats an early morning trip to the local boulangerie when self catering in France and returning to enjoy warm fresh baguettes and cheese. Heaven!

  56. harriet
    26/01/2016 / 2:38 am

    Donuts from the supermarket in Malaga

  57. Allan Wilson
    26/01/2016 / 7:02 am

    We always holiday in France and make sure that breakfast is daily fresh bread, croissants and pain au chocolat from the village bakery.

  58. donna l jones
    26/01/2016 / 8:47 am

    in thailand looking over the sea eating fresh omelettes and fruit

    26/01/2016 / 8:52 am

    All HomeAway rentals are superb – have been using them for the past 5 years throughout the world. Lovely, fully furnished family homes at prices equivalent to or less than what you would pay for a good hotel.My favourite rental location is Arizona, USA.

  60. 26/01/2016 / 8:59 am

    It has to be Nice – nothing like French bread still warm, with strawberries and brie – magic memory1

  61. jodie yorke
    26/01/2016 / 10:00 am

    We go to Butlins every year and enjoy going self catering as we get to choose different thing instead of been stuck with the same half board food everyday,
    We have tried half board but it gets boring by the 2nd or 3rd day.

    26/01/2016 / 12:55 pm

    when we do caravan holidays in Skegness, my husband nsists on making us all a cooked breakfast every mornings..not only does he cook but also insists on ashiung all the dishes..he doesn’t like it if we invade his kitchen space, so we dont complain we just eat the delicious breakfast he serves

  63. Paula smith
    26/01/2016 / 1:41 pm

    Having breakfast at the holiday inn in Edinburgh, looking at the mountains in front of us x

  64. Victoria Mowatt
    26/01/2016 / 2:25 pm

    At home when my husband is off work and the kids off school we actually have time to have a proper family breakfast. He makes the best homemade pancakes ever, the kids love to decorate them with Nutella, bananas, maple syrup and sometime even smarties.

  65. Margaret Abram
    26/01/2016 / 2:40 pm

    We parked overnight in a free motorhome space in a village square in a tiny French village. The fountain next to us kept us awake all night. In the morning staggered out of the van to find a glorious smell of baking bread wafting across the road. Rushed over there to buy croissants and a baguette for breakfast. They were still warm and with French butter and jam, they were a breakfast fit for a king!

  66. Sheena Widdowfield
    26/01/2016 / 3:05 pm

    My best holiday breakfast was a breakfast burrito I had in Miami. It was so delicious, I could eat it right now!

  67. brenda heads
    26/01/2016 / 3:19 pm

    the best breakfast ever was on the Boudicca one of Fred Olsen cruise ships, everything you would want and plenty of it.

  68. jayne hall
    26/01/2016 / 5:02 pm

    had a self catering holiday in great yarmouth got a welcome pack and some free t bags and biscuits

  69. charlotte
    26/01/2016 / 5:37 pm

    Staying in a ‘glamping’ tent (one of those big bell type ones) and getting fresh eggs from the same farm to cook over the stove. Never tasted eggs so good! Not the most exciting breakfast, but certainly memorable

  70. Maureen Moss
    26/01/2016 / 7:01 pm

    KOS Greece a very old lady climbed the fig tree in our self catering garden to pick us fresh figs for our breakfast they tasted so so good with fresh rolls and honey

  71. George Pow
    26/01/2016 / 9:31 pm

    You cant beat warm Baked Bread local Cheese and Fruit from the Local Grocer, all washed down with a Good Home Brewed Americana Coffee.

  72. Emma Whymark
    26/01/2016 / 9:36 pm

    Best breakfasts are camping gas ring fry ups. In the fresh air. They’re the best.

  73. Rose Elise
    26/01/2016 / 9:40 pm

    On holiday in America it was a lot of breakfasts out, but one morning we stopped at a farm shop and had the most delicious, juicy blueberries and chocolate coffee cake (to be had with coffee, not flavoured with it!). It wasn’t the healthiest, but oh my lordy, so delish!

  74. John Pring
    27/01/2016 / 2:03 am

    One morning, while on holiday in Spain, going to the local bakery for rolls & cakes, bringing it back to the apartment and then sharing it with a lovely couple who’d just arrived after their flight had been delayed! 😀

  75. Anthony G
    27/01/2016 / 9:21 am

    Travelling the States, one of the places I stayed at provided a waffle maker for guests to use. I’d never made waffles before, so it was fun working with the waffle mix and using the appliance. Warm waffles in the morning lavished with maple syrup. Mmm! Not the healthiest or most nutritious breakfast to enjoy, but very nice all the same 🙂

  76. Laura Cooper
    27/01/2016 / 2:03 pm

    My mum made us tuna on toast for breakfast in greece. She used to take food in her suitcase as she didn’t want to pay expensive resort prices. I always enjoyed this! So delicious and it kept us full until lunch!

  77. Sandra Clarke
    27/01/2016 / 3:58 pm

    We take our caravan away in the summer and wake up with view of the sea and lighthouse. A fantastic breakfast treat is sitting outside cooking bacon and eggs in the open air with fresh bread & croissants from the local bakery.

  78. Ann Williams
    27/01/2016 / 4:10 pm

    One of the best family breakfasts I recall was eaten outdoors in the garden of a Suffolk cottage we were staying at. It stood alone in the centre of an acre of land and all we could hear was the sounds of nature. Bliss.

  79. Karen Walker
    27/01/2016 / 4:41 pm

    My best breakfasts were the spicy egg dishes, eaten overlooking the Carribean in Mexico.

  80. Tracy Ashwin
    27/01/2016 / 5:21 pm

    We rented a cottage in Cornwall last year. It was wonderful as was part of a farm. The farmer used to leave us fresh ingredients for an English breakfast on our doorstep every couple of days. Was the tastiest breakfast we had ever tasted especially the eggs!

  81. Vicky Online
    27/01/2016 / 5:39 pm

    A holiday cottage in Mull. Not only did it come with an antiquated landrover, (You left your roadworthy car at the end of the track and took this trashed monster up and down to the cottage. We can’t have been insured – things were different in the 80s.) THERE WAS A DONKEY IN THE GARDEN. “What bliss it was that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven!”

    27/01/2016 / 7:38 pm

    We stayed self catering in an idyllic cottage right on the banks of Cowlands creek as it meets the sea in Cornwall. We had 270 degrees of the water and national forest on the other aspect so it was totally unspoilt; eating outside in our Indian Summer listening to the gentle movement of the tidal creek was amazing. At night the sky was so clear looking at star constellations was like nothing we had witnessed before as they are invisible to us at home in our urban home. A place we will always remember.

  83. Sharon Larkin
    27/01/2016 / 9:44 pm

    Walking the West Highland Way with my daughter, our breakfast of sausages on the last day, gave us the strength to climb out of Kinlochleven and walk the sixteen miles into Fort William.

  84. Angela Paull
    27/01/2016 / 9:44 pm

    Last year’s holiday in France – the boys went to the campsite shop every morning for baguettes, croissants and danish pastries. These were then smothered in acres of French Strawberry Jam

  85. Kirsten Melville
    28/01/2016 / 12:22 am

    Bubble and squeak with eggs nf bacon cooked in our caravan in the great outdoors..just effect #BreakfastWeek

  86. Kirsten Melville
    28/01/2016 / 12:23 am

    Bubble and squeak with eggs and bacon cooked in our caravan in the great outdoors..just perfect #BreakfastWeek

  87. Donna Lewis
    28/01/2016 / 7:03 am

    Cooking our breakfast on the bbq whilst on holiday in Sunny Hunny in a caravan – sitting on the patio in the morning sun, lovely

  88. Andrea Horner
    28/01/2016 / 8:12 am

    Any breakfast in sunshine suits me, Algarve, Majorca, Barbados in my pjs early morning sun, what’s not to love!

  89. mrs J partridge
    28/01/2016 / 5:03 pm

    Staying in a chalet in Norfolk, close to the beach, our 12 year old son got up early and collected fresh cockles from the beach. We popped them into a huge free range egg omelette with samphire. Served with toast, enough for the whole family. A magic memory.

  90. 28/01/2016 / 6:26 pm

    I love the freedom to have anything you like for breakfast – whether that be cake or a fry-up! 🙂

  91. sue hoey
    28/01/2016 / 7:18 pm

    The smell of bacon frying while we were camping in Anglesey last year was something that made me feel really good and the fact that hubby cooked it was even better !

  92. Sheri Darby
    28/01/2016 / 7:46 pm

    Best breakfast is freshly baked rolls from a local bakery

  93. Caroline S
    28/01/2016 / 10:30 pm

    A cottage down in Dorset – the owner provided beautiful fresh bread, local butter and eggs from her own chickens. Best eggs ever!

  94. Neha Parmar
    28/01/2016 / 10:37 pm

    UK is no wonder a country that has amazed me to bits with its culture,people,scenic beauty and lovely weather.Out of all the lovely places that I have visited in the UK my best experience has been in The Esplanade Hotel, in Newquay, Cornwall. Amazing self-catering holiday breakfast and stay. With hot English breakfast, Fresh fruits and juices,toasts, tea/coffee,sea side view.Can’t ask anything more for a holiday.The environment was very cosy and comfortable and Breakfast being the first and most important meal of the day.If a self catering hotel like that impresses you then your entire day goes well and makes you want to come back again and again and it becomes an example for every hotel you want to go to.

  95. Jade Hewlett
    29/01/2016 / 1:56 pm

    My favourite breakfast was on holiday in Cyprus eating fruit and cakes and pancakes.

  96. Nadia Nurdeen
    29/01/2016 / 2:40 pm

    My favorite holiday food experience was eating eating a baby potato, eggs, sour cream creation called “bucket of Spuds” in a cozy brunch place called Penny Cluse in Burlington, Vermont USA!

  97. Michelle Wild
    29/01/2016 / 4:23 pm

    A full English sets you up for a full day of sun-bathing.

  98. zoe g
    29/01/2016 / 4:44 pm

    Mine was staying in Paris, near canal st martin, we had different pastries everyday

  99. Lauren Old
    29/01/2016 / 5:02 pm

    My best experience was my family and I making pancakes at our self-catering hotel in Lanzarote

  100. Lindsey Loughtman
    29/01/2016 / 5:09 pm

    I went to the algarve and will always remember having black coffee, croissant and an orange sitting on the balcony looking out at the sea

  101. Anthea Holloway
    29/01/2016 / 6:44 pm

    I remember sitting up in bed in the little cottage at Trebarwith Strand and watching the huge waves crashing on the shore and then the door opened and my son brought in some cereal and toast on a tray for me. “Happy Mother’s Day” he said proudly.

  102. Simon Tinsley
    29/01/2016 / 9:19 pm

    Heaphy’s cafe in Glastonbury. They do amazing breakfast crepes. Bacon. Sausage. Black pudding. Beans. Mushrooms. YUM!

  103. 29/01/2016 / 9:52 pm

    breakfast in Washington The omni Shoreham was out of this world

  104. Loz
    29/01/2016 / 9:57 pm

    Chocolate torsades and hot chocolate in rural France!

  105. Samantha Mann
    29/01/2016 / 10:11 pm

    Last year we rented a villa in Malta which had a lovely outdoor space. We also got married on the holiday and on the morning of our wedding (as we didnt spend the night before apart) Me, the hubby and the two kids decided to have a picnic breakfast on the garden. We bought pastries the day before from the local shop, apple juice, toast & jam, breakfast quiche and local maltese biscuits. It was amazing and it was our last meal all together before I married my husband and the father of my children so it will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

  106. 29/01/2016 / 10:27 pm

    It would be porridge with a sprinkling of brown sugar and a hot cup of tea, sat in my camping chair admiring the sunrise in Upper Booth in the Peak District.

  107. Sheri Darby
    29/01/2016 / 10:38 pm

    Freshly baked rolls from a local bakery

  108. Helen Gilbert
    29/01/2016 / 10:59 pm

    A lovely,relaxing,stress releasing forest cabin holiday in Perthshire where we picked berries in the morning to have with muesli and fresh milk from the nearby farm….simple but special

  109. Adrian Bold
    30/01/2016 / 12:08 am

    Fresh croissants bought on Holiday in Nice, with some fantastic jam selections. Gorgeous! Good luck everyone!

  110. TAM P
    30/01/2016 / 6:32 am

    In Rhodes a Greek coffee and 2 cigarettes

  111. srephen smith
    30/01/2016 / 8:41 am

    best brekkie ever was in belgum had home made waffles with strawberries and clotted cream made by the missuses mum

  112. Victoria Prince
    30/01/2016 / 9:39 am

    We have only ever holidayed in the UK, so nothing exotic – but without doubt my best self-catering breakfast experience on holiday was when I was 11 and we went to the Peak District. We stayed on a smallholding, and for breakfast we had Kellogg’s Variety Pack cereal (what is it about those things, cereal is exactly the same but that was always one of the highlights of my holiday!) with fresh milk from their cows, and I got to collect the eggs from the chickens which I then had boiled!

  113. Kerry Smith
    30/01/2016 / 10:00 am

    I’m so with you France and its boulangerie visits for glorious treats has to be the best possible way to experience breakfasts

  114. Amy Robinson
    30/01/2016 / 10:05 am

    Myself and my partner love going to Hemsby in the UK and when we went there last year he made breakfast for the first time in 6 years, was a special moment.

  115. Helen Moulden
    30/01/2016 / 11:38 am

    Where I had a pile of toast and different jams, with a pot of tea in bed 🙂

  116. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    30/01/2016 / 12:43 pm

    In Malta we had fresh fruit & pastries every morning, the perfect no stress & less mess self catering breakfast with no cooking involved

  117. Daphne Mueller
    30/01/2016 / 1:54 pm

    When away in a 4 bed chalet with another family we took it in turns cooking the full english, are excuse was it sets you up for the day

  118. Susan Suttie
    30/01/2016 / 2:12 pm

    Driving along Route 66 many years ago and stopping at good old fashioned American diners

  119. liz ferguson
    30/01/2016 / 2:48 pm

    Fried oranges and pancakes (oranges were picked straight from the trees in the grounds of the villa!)

  120. Donna W
    30/01/2016 / 3:00 pm

    We had a lovely family holiday in the Algarve a few years ago. We were lucky enough to have our own villa overlooking the ocean.
    The weather was beautiful, as were the views and every morning we’d all get together around the dining table or the table on the balcony and eat together while taking in the stunning scenery. It’s the place my husband proposed to me too so the memories are extra special.

  121. Kate Glasper
    30/01/2016 / 3:00 pm

    In Florida at a villa eating breakfast outside at the pool with family which overlooked a lake we watched the ducks and wildlife in the sunshine. Fresh eggs, coffee and orange juice cooked by my husband.
    It does not get much better than that. Amazing start to our day.

  122. Sarah Sanford
    30/01/2016 / 3:08 pm

    Has to be last year when we went glamping, waking up to a view of the sea and sitting outside the camper eating cereal and jam on toast

  123. sue mcdermott
    30/01/2016 / 3:29 pm

    fresh croissants sitting outside our glamping tent in Devon

  124. Maria P
    30/01/2016 / 3:36 pm

    very fresh watermelon bought early in the morning from a local grocery shop in a small town in Italy

  125. sallyann Johnston
    30/01/2016 / 4:28 pm

    Stayed in France a few years ago in a holiday home and had fresh fruit, croissants & jams every morning sat outside in the beautiful French Morning sunshine. x

  126. 30/01/2016 / 4:50 pm

    Staying in France near a bakery and getting fresh pastries for breakfast is difficult to beat.

  127. Spencer Broadley
    30/01/2016 / 5:40 pm

    In Cornwall we had a lodge and the patio looked out over the bay and sea – Mainly a BBQ breakfast 🙂

  128. Amy Beckett
    30/01/2016 / 5:42 pm

    5p croissants with homemade jam

  129. Sophie Marie Cartwright
    30/01/2016 / 6:11 pm

    Mine has to be a holiday we had in a caravan in Wales. There were 4 lots of families in seperate caravans, we decided to do a breakfast dinner date style thing each day (Each person had to provide breakfast on a particular day) I have never eaten so many sausages!! In particular on one of the days we had a sausage omelette! it was lovely! Highly recommended! And, the lack of washing up on 3 of the 4 days was bliss!

  130. Pauline Wilson
    30/01/2016 / 6:13 pm

    I have never had a self catering holiday experience but I do love hotels buffet breakfasts where I have a cooked breakfast followed by coffee and pastries

  131. Julie
    30/01/2016 / 6:43 pm

    Sitting outside our cabin in North Ontario watching chipmunks, beavers and birds on a sunny morning while eating our breakfast 🙂

  132. Louise Colley
    30/01/2016 / 6:44 pm

    My best self catering breakfast was at Millbrook Cottages in Devon. We ordered our shopping and it was unpacked before we arrived. The smell of bread baking greeted us. In the mornings, chickens appeared at the kitchen window waiting for our crumbs. Can’t beat fresh bread and tea of a morning.

    30/01/2016 / 6:57 pm

    A self-catering rental on a farm in Guernsey. We went to the main house for all fresh dairy produce, milk, butter, cheese and eggs. The farmer’s wife also sold her freshly baked bread. Superb holiday breakfasts.

  134. Emma Fox
    30/01/2016 / 6:58 pm

    After arriving late to a holiday cottage, we were about to go out the 24 hours garage to buy things for breakfast. My husband spotted a hamper of food essentials from the owner and even a pint of milk in the fridge. A wonderful surprise and a great breakfast the next morning!

  135. Christina Cooke
    30/01/2016 / 7:49 pm

    Last year while we were camping – the campsite was on a working farm and after we’d been chatting with the farmers the previous evening they brought us some freshly laid eggs over and a loaf of the freshest most delicious bread I’ve ever tasted.

  136. jessica cook
    30/01/2016 / 8:16 pm

    in spain we had a lovelt villa on the beach and i made local sausgae and eggs on toast and sat on the beach enjoying it

  137. Nikki Jones
    30/01/2016 / 8:29 pm

    Having dinner on the first night of our honeymoon we decided to pretend we had been married for years when, opening my handbag confetti fell out! Everyone cheered and bought us a bottle of champagne!

  138. teresa sullivan
    30/01/2016 / 8:32 pm

    One winter by boyfriend and I hired a narrowboat on the fens and I remember cooking bacon and eggs as we sailed along. Eating outdoors always makes food taste amazing and the cold definitely helped us work up an appetite.

  139. Gemma Holland
    30/01/2016 / 8:36 pm

    My favourite memory is from my childhood on holiday in Spain. We used to collect croissants and cold chocolate milk from the local shop. So delicious!

  140. Leanne Bell
    30/01/2016 / 8:59 pm

    Me and my Mum went away for a girlie weekend in Brighton to celebrate her turning the big 5 0! The chef in our B & B made the most amazing eggs benedict which was divine. Even better was that this was included ontop of the normal continental breakfast luxuries 🙂 x

  141. helen bell
    30/01/2016 / 9:22 pm

    My favourite breakfast was when we stayed in a caravan in France and my husband went to buy fresh croissants every morning for us to eat for breakfast, with lashings of jam. So yummy!

  142. Fiona JK42
    30/01/2016 / 9:32 pm

    Friends invited us to their holiday home in Tenerife. My kids were looking forward to churros for breakfast. Turned out our friend’s holiday home was a timeshare in a horribly built up resort, where the only breakfast on the menu in any of the cafes was a full English. I drove out of the resort, took a back road and found a small grocery store, where I bought a packet of churro ready mix, a tub of Paladin thick hot chocolate, milk and oil for frying. We made churros and chocolate ourselves, the churros were misshapen and the chocolate a bit lumpy but the kids (& adults) all enjoyed having an authentic Spanish breakfast, and we made them every day after that.

  143. Harley
    30/01/2016 / 9:47 pm

    We took a breakfast picnic to the local “beauty spot” kids loved it!

  144. Pia
    30/01/2016 / 10:00 pm

    Ours would probably be making our own breakfast whilst staying in a chalet at the beautiful country side in South West France, kids playing outside in the huge garden whilst us two sit and enjoy croissants and coffee ❤️

  145. Rachel S
    30/01/2016 / 10:25 pm

    Donut shop round the corner from our room only hotel in Warsaw – perfect

  146. zoe goodwin
    30/01/2016 / 10:29 pm

    A yummy bagel with cream cheese and raspberry jam from the deli in new york! yum

    30/01/2016 / 11:14 pm

    We were on holiday in France and bought croissants from a local bakery and had them with a nut spread we had bought from a market. Gorgeous.

  148. helen newton
    30/01/2016 / 11:53 pm

    Holidaying in the Uk in a Caravan , waking up and cooking some Sausages and bacon the bbq with fresh bread 🙂

  149. Sarah Louise
    31/01/2016 / 12:47 am

    Mine was staying in a cottage in Cornwall when I was a kid

  150. Samantha R
    31/01/2016 / 9:07 am

    A group of us went to Macedonia and rented out a large house – we then took turns to cook each other meals from our home countries. It was lovely 🙂

  151. Allan Fullarton
    31/01/2016 / 10:01 am

    Newquay by the sea, it was absolutely amazing. Caught my own fish and cooked them on the BBQ.

  152. Mary Ballard
    31/01/2016 / 10:03 am

    As a mum of 2 – I often find I have no choice but to share as it doesn’t take long before my two ask if they can bits of my breakfast (or take bits off my plate) so it can disappear before it gets to my mouth LOL Don’t they know I need it for energy to keep up with them. (I do draw the line on chocolate so I find that hard to share so have to hide to eat those LOL)

  153. Samantha O'D
    31/01/2016 / 11:05 am

    Our holidays at centre parcs, we take my mum who cooks an amazing breakfast, i like to eat it outdoors whilst watching the squirrels

  154. Louise Wain
    31/01/2016 / 11:23 am

    Fresh poached eggs plucked from the chicken’s coop on a farm in North Devon where we stayed

  155. samantha bolter
    31/01/2016 / 11:40 am

    Northern Brittany last October renting a Gite from NOVASOL was brilliant. The place is like visiting Cornwall but slightly nicer weather, the people are wonderfully friendly and the food, yummy! certainly recommend a look 🙂

  156. Matt Brasier
    31/01/2016 / 12:00 pm

    I just loved making breakfast whilst camping beside a river in North Wales.

  157. Andrew
    31/01/2016 / 12:10 pm

    Nothing better than having breakfast over a open fire while camping.The atmosphere together with the aromas and the fresh air make it magical……….
    As long as it’s not raining.

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  159. fiona butler
    31/01/2016 / 12:48 pm

    We always go self catering (as we have 4 children and it’s the best option for us) and we usually go somewhere Mediterranean, so breakfasts are always a yummy combination of different pastries, scrambled egg on toast, bacon, fresh orange juice and lovely strong coffee. Add that to the sunshine & the tiled terrace looking out across the infinity pool to the sea beyond and it’s a perfect brekkie combo!

  160. carol boffey
    31/01/2016 / 12:49 pm

    I love making breakfast in a caravan a good old fry up

  161. Cora
    31/01/2016 / 1:06 pm

    Having breakfast with Mickey and Minnie at Disneyworld! 😀

  162. olivia Kirby
    31/01/2016 / 1:07 pm

    We often go on holiday the self catering way. We always have a good breakfast to set us up. We stayed in converted stables one February and made a whole load of pancakes while the kids made snowmen outside.

  163. 31/01/2016 / 1:23 pm

    when we get local bacon and eggs and the men do the cooking !

  164. Anne Eames
    31/01/2016 / 1:36 pm

    In Sydney, Australia eating freshly bought croissants and coffee overlooking the iconic Sydney harbour bridge!

  165. Zina Tye
    31/01/2016 / 1:42 pm

    I love having breakfast with my friends each morning when we do our annual caravan break in the UK. We always have cooked breakfast or go and get freshly baked baguettes ready for the bacon. Sometimes its just the good company that make a great breakfast.

  166. John Naylor
    31/01/2016 / 1:55 pm

    A holiday in Devon in the mid 90s.
    We bought the bacon, sausage, eggs and mushrooms all from different farm shops within 10 miles of Paignton and cooked it using a portable stove!

  167. mechelle williamson
    31/01/2016 / 2:04 pm

    our easter break breakfast, kids trying to get to thier martial arts course without breakie, but they cant resist the individual cereal boxes, as they can eat these on route

  168. 31/01/2016 / 3:49 pm

    We went to Menorca 2 years ago, and went to a local cafe for breakfast. It was the biggest full english I have ever seen!! It was the best breakfast ever and served in such an usassuming off the main road little cafe, you would never have expected it!

  169. Champaklal Lad
    31/01/2016 / 3:55 pm

    just have breakfast in the hotel, then eat out as you travel, a s you find new and exciting snacks, meals

    31/01/2016 / 3:58 pm

    My Dad cooking us bacon and eggs on the camp stove when camping when I was small.

  171. melanie betteridge
    31/01/2016 / 5:40 pm

    Has to be a lazy Sunday with my little lad “helping” to make pancakes then fresh fruit and coffee, coffee for me lol not him!

  172. Catriona Hutchinson
    31/01/2016 / 6:01 pm

    A wonderful airbnb in Venice, so close to the markets meaning we could take advantage of the phenomenal produce!

  173. Eva Appleby
    31/01/2016 / 6:18 pm

    A lovely BBQ in spain

  174. sarah bramble
    31/01/2016 / 6:19 pm

    With all y family in Bath.

  175. adrian price
    31/01/2016 / 6:23 pm

    porridge in the himyalas

  176. Joanne Heath
    31/01/2016 / 6:27 pm

    My old school friends and I have rented a cottage in wales for our friends wedding. We ordered an online shop and had a mix of continental and full English for the grown ups and children to choose from. It was September and the weather was perfect we ate in the sunshine on the decking area! Bliss!

  177. karen T
    31/01/2016 / 7:06 pm

    My best experience is when I have been away with my parents and my Mum has cooked us a gorgeous Full English breakfast, complete with hashbrowns, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, sausages and toast!

  178. Alastair Crombie
    31/01/2016 / 7:31 pm

    My best experience was enjoyed on a self-catering holiday to the Aveyron Region in France with my family – cooking our own marinated steaks and sausage on a little barbecue provided by the property owners.

  179. Michelle Hughes
    31/01/2016 / 8:19 pm

    we love self catering holidays, the choices are amazing and it means we can eat whenever we like. My children are picky eaters so its awesome to be able to cater to their needs

  180. Liz
    31/01/2016 / 8:32 pm

    A breakfast picnic on the moors (Exmoor).

  181. Cerys John
    31/01/2016 / 9:12 pm

    Has to be in Croatia in our self catering apartment- fresh watermelon and delicious Croatian pastries from the local bakery overlooking the most gorgeous view of the sea!

  182. Anna Pritchard
    31/01/2016 / 9:32 pm

    A cottage in the seafront of swanage wonderfully memorable

  183. Hannah smith
    31/01/2016 / 9:40 pm

    When I was younger we stayed in a farm house. The lady had a beautiful family and a beautiful farm.
    Every morning she would take us down to the bails of hay and let us go wild across the bails finding egg it was brilliant fun! Then we would put them in buckets to check if they were good or bad eggs. Then we would go back to the house and she would leave everything for us and she aould go back out to the farm and carry her day on.
    She had a beautiful old big kitchen and
    A big old stove and beauyiful kitchen ware!

    She would pop in every nown and again and make sure we had everything we needed.
    It was the most beautiful time I had ever had. X

  184. caroline kelly
    31/01/2016 / 9:53 pm

    Sara’s tea rooms in great yarmouth is lovely,

  185. Natalie Gillham
    31/01/2016 / 9:57 pm

    My best self catering breakfast experience was when I won a holiday to centre parks with my children and we ate breakfast alfresco cooked ourselves on a bbq on our garden patio feeling all at one with nature all around us, a far cry from our usual city lifestyle.

  186. Jeremy Andrews
    31/01/2016 / 10:25 pm

    Last year I hired a cottage in Ireland and invited all my American family over. I have fond memories of cooking a full Irish Breakfast for them all and seeing then try and understand why we cook so many strange things in the breakfast such as Black and White pudding.

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