Despite Holiday Plan A being abandoned due to poor weather and most of Holiday Plan B being dropped due to ill health we have nevertheless managed to enjoy a pretty special holiday week.
And it’s all the more enjoyable because I still have 3 days of it left – I don’t actually return to work until Tuesday.
Although we had to scale down some of our more grandiose plans (we never made it The British Museum as planned – sorry OC) we still managed to take in a small smattering of choice culture:
- The hologram exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum – great for kids and grown ups alike.
- The Dark Knight at the Coventry Showcase – superb. Deserves a post all of its own (which I may or may not write).
- Visited my friend Anna and her new baby, Lila, in glorious Nailsworth – a really beautiful part of the world (t’other side of Stroud) and has got Karen and I fantasising about how lovely it would be to live there ourselves.
- Visited my friend Annie and her family in Weston-super-Mare – just a terrific day catching up with good friends.
Doesn’t sound a lot compared to what we’d planned to do but it’s been just the break that Karen and I needed. So much so I’m beginning to think things worked out perfectly in the end after all. Karen and I needed a proper restful holiday – and camping is never that. Being ill at the beginning of the week kind of forced us to stop and rest and we’re all the better for it. Tom took longer to recover but today finally is back fully to his old self and firing on all cylinders and his nappies are no longer quite as scary as they were a few days ago... It also means he’s far more mobile so we’re hoping to do something exciting with the few holiday days left to us…
Parachuting, abseiling, military manoeuvres in Northern Afghanistan… who knows, but we’re ready for it.