This Summer flew by faster than a high-speed train. We crammed the holidays with all sorts of adventures, which made it the best time so far….the only problem is, so much happened that we seemed to live life in double speed. We blinked, and woke up in week three of termtime. And the holidays all seem so long ago now.
So, while the rain belts down outside, I thought I’d share a whistle-stop photo tour through those sunnier days, to remind myself that – yes – it did all happen.
Summer got off to a cracking (and scorching) start, with a long weekend’s glamping in a safari tent on the Isle of Wight. We lazed around near the tent and on the beach for most of our time, only scratching the surface of what the island has to offer.
Raspberry picking in Kent was our first Summer holiday day-trip, and I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a grand British summertime activity. There’s more information about how to find a good picking spot in my post here.
The next big adventure was blissfully child-free: a hen weekend, in shepherd’s huts a stone’s throw from Bodiam castle, in East Sussex, UK. I’ll be posting about the huts soon. They were chosen because the bride-to-be loves it there so much; apparently it’s a perfect retreat for a snuggly Autumn weekend.
We spent a fair bit of time on London’s Southbank, where the children made badges at the Nation Under One Groove exhibition, and were fascinated by the skateboarders in their space under the Royal Festival Hall.
And we took our regular holiday trip to Leeds Castle. The admission ticket lasts the whole year so we’re trying to make the most of it. There’s always something interesting and new there; this time, we watched a falconry display.
We went to our first family festival, Green Man in Wales. And then, it was off to the Loire Valley in France, for a week with family, wine-tasting, cycling along the river, visiting Chateaux and, of course, splashing in the campsite pool (more on all that soon….)
I’m sure we’ll be off on more adventures before too long. But today it’s drizzly and for a bit of escapism, I’ve been leafing through travel pages… I do like the look of these last-minute cruises, to sunnier climes. Then there’s Norway and the Northern Lights, which is top of my travel bucket list for winter 2015/16. Or the Alps, Spain or Austria….
Where do you want to travel next?
This post was produced with thanks to associate companies. All views are my own.