Many months ago at the end of 2019, in those halcyon, pre-COVID-19 days, the hubby and I booked ourselves a trip to Ikos Olivia on the peninsula of Halkidiki in Greece.
We needed a holiday more than ever this year, so as
the chaos of 2020 unfolded over the months preceding our August holiday, we
remained positive throughout and stood firm in our resolve that, as long as our
hotel and flights were operating, we were going too. We started our holiday with
a stay at the Hampton by Hilton at Gatwick, which is attached to the North Terminal,
making our rather anti-social departure time of 5.30am seem slightly less
gruesome. When we arrived the night before, the airport was like a ghost-town
and we were lulled in to a false sense of security that a normal two-hour check
would be fine in the early hours; oh boy, were we wrong!