It did make me think about my own holiday, which, this year took on a slightly different complexion, as my daughter wanted to take her family to my holiday home in France for a couple of weeks.
I had the chance to work in Cornwall in the last week of the term, so decided to take advantage and book a few days away, to make the most of the necessary long drive. It gave the opportunity to visit Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Eden Project, all firsts, and all in the July sunshine. It rained on the way home! But it had provided a pleasant start to the holiday.
Then we got away on the ferry to France, to enjoy two and a half weeks of either very hot, or very wet weather. There was little in between, so it was either get up early and get something done, or be prepared, after 10am to find the available shade. This did allow time to read, and, for the first time ever, I ran out of books, so had to visit our local Anglo-French charity shop to top up. Eclectic tastes.
There was a holiday, creating a range of memories, which will provide the backdrop and colour to autumn and winter, with the promise of next year.