If I make it sound easy peasy and super relaxing, it was not. Of course there was plenty of relaxation and fun but it is never trivial to travel with four children on your own. Sibling rivalry is rife and sometimes exacerbated by third party intervention. Sleeping arrangements have to be renegotiated at each new location, taking into consideration that some of my children find it difficult to eat a meal at the same table. Coins have to be tossed for seating positions in the car and activities have to be attractive to ages ranging from 7 to 15. Teenagers have to be coaxed away from their devices into the sunlight, little red heads have to be carefully monitored for sunburn and care has to be taken to drive on the right side of the road (the latter of course completely random and easily rectified if ongoing traffic gestures madly at you).
I thought you might enjoy five collages of some of the highlights of our holiday! Enjoy.
Other than that, I am still deeply depressed about the political, economic and ecologic future of this country. I don't feel like moving on and pretending this whole sorry mess has never happened (so many do) but at the same time, I feel fairly impotent and can't see how I can make a difference.
Be sure to pop in over at Amy's for more Five on Friday posts. I am looking forward to catching up with my favourite blogs over the coming days, I have rather neglected blogging because I had to soak up as much sun and warmth possible to last me for the rest of the Scottish summer. See you all soon, one way or other xx