In many ways, I haven’t enjoyed this summer holiday as much as usual. Apart from actually going on holiday to Padstow, it’s just drifted past. We haven’t really done anything and we certainly haven’t made the most of the break and our time together. It felt like the first two weeks were over in the blink of an eye and the rest of it has just drifted along. Maybe it’s because I’ve been struggling to work, maybe it’s because the kids are older or maybe it’s the way the weather turned from too hot to too wet and cold with no in-between. Who knows? But it hasn’t felt like the best. The kids haven’t seen their friends, because when we’re away their friends are at home and when we’re at home, their kids are away.
But we had a lovely week in Padstow – even though it marked the first week of the colder weather. We got our guinea pigs, who have made us all very happy. My sons went on Scout camp, which they enjoyed, even though my younger son opted to come home early. My younger son has done some football training, as well as a bit of work for his grammar school entrance exam in two weeks’ time.
But, best of all, we’ve had a break from routine and pressure. We haven’t had to be out the house for 8.30, we haven’t had homework and we haven’t had endless rushing around to dance classes, eating microwave meals because we don’t even have time to cook.
So it might not have been the best and most exciting summer holiday. But it’s been a break from the norm. And that’s good enough for us.
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