So that’s it, it is now officially the school holidays. Every child is happy that for the next 6 weeks they have no stress or wake ups for school.
I’m actually feeling positive about the coming weeks.
Of course it’s all helped by the holidays we have booked. This weekend we are off to sunny (it better be) South Wales the beautiful Gower. I can not wait.
To be truthful when we first brought the touring caravan I did wonder if we would actually use it but it has been amazing. Our foster son especially loves it and being a constant it really helps with autistic stresses.
We have certainly had our monies worth out of it and there is nothing better than sitting in a field, campsite and watching the night sky.
I love it.
The only thing that stresses me out is cooking for us all when we are away. With a family of six eating out everyday is not viable.
We do have an oven in the caravan but its only tiny and my kids like their food.
We are considering one of those Cadac portable BBQ.
What do you guys think?
Have you used one?
Are they any good?
I’m also after some camping cooking recipes a if anyone has any good ones.
I am super excited, yes packing is tiring but I cannot wait to escape onto the beautiful beaches of the Gower.
Bring on the weekend.
Lets make more memories just like this one.
Hello half term
You’ve creeped up on me this time. I’m not prepared at all, I’ve allowed appointments to fall into our fun filled week.
That’s not our way.
We should be invading the park blowing those winter blues well away.
Adventure playground, animal farm and so much more.
I feel guilty but hey ho, two hours out of a whole week isn’t that bad.
So lets get planning.
Fun here we come.
Lets make some memories.
Ok I confess I’m so looking forward to tomorrow.
Yes the children are going back to school.
As much as I love having my children around I’m happy to get back into some form of organised chaos.
Bedtimes can go back to normal.
House can stay tidy for at least a few hours.
Television can stay off.
My mind can be my own for a little while.
I love the quality time the holidays bring me with my children but I am in desperate need of some ME time. Just some space to write, read or maybe just to do nothing.
Dealing with a child with special needs is rewarding but exhausting and to be totally honest I’m shattered.
Dealing with two teenage girls can be brain numbing there is only so many times one can say “stop arguing”.
So yes I’m looking forward to the return to school. The alarm clock, the school journey it all, especially the peace and quiet of those precious hours between 9am and 3pm.
Now if only I could get rid of the hubby for a few hours too.