The Summer Holidays 2016 – Bring it on

Below is a post I wrote this time last year as we were about to embrace the 2015 summer holidays.  Fast forward a year and here we are again, on the brink of another 7 weeks of the kids being off. The teen actually broke up at 12.20pm last Friday, and daughter has another 3 full days in school. Thankfully she loves school so won’t be begrudging her brother an extra 3 days of lie ins.


We had an awesome summer last year and managed to go away 3 times. Fast forward to this year and we only have 1 night away in the diary. We have been away 6 times already this year, so I don’t actually feel like we need a holiday yet. However ask me again in a few weeks and it might be a different story……..

Summer Holidays 2015

The summer holidays are so close now we can almost touch them. Sports days have been ticked off, drama plays done and reports sent home. The kids shoes are just about hanging on in, and the tween is sporting a new cropped trouser look for school. The pristine white school shirts now resemble a dirty grey colour, with some added pen marks thrown in. I can’t wait to bin it all come Friday at 3.15pm.

It’s funny how I used to dread the summer holidays when they were younger. But as with everything associated with parenting, it is a learning curve. I now seize the holidays with both hands, and look forward to no school runs for a start. As my 2 are older, I can get away with lying in bed till 9am 10am, and even sneaking off for an afternoon nap. Naughty but oh so nice.

We have lots planned for the summer.  From a week long trip to Scotland, to a night away Glamping 10 minutes from home. I always try and spread out our breaks away, so we always have something to look forward to.

I will be working and thankfully my mum is on hand to keep an eye on the kids. At 9 and 12 they don’t really need as much ‘babysitting’ now. Just as long as they are fed throughout the day they should be fine ! Also these holidays will see me become a mum of a teenager. A BLOODY TEENAGER. Though to be fair he has been practising for this role for the past few years.

I just need to print out my spreadsheet showing where we are on which days (YES I really am this sad…. I am an admin girl), do a HUGE online food shop (makes note to hide half of it so it doesn’t get eaten in the first week) and most importantly order the sun. Oh and gin……. no school holiday will be complete without copious amounts of gin.

Good luck everybody…… we can do this xx


8 thoughts on “The Summer Holidays 2016 – Bring it on”

    • It is so therapeutic binning everything and starting again in September. Shirts are a nice shade of grey by the end of the school year x

  1. I am really looking forward to some adventures again for the summer. JUst hope its not too mental with a new baby haha people keep thinking I am being overly optimistic making so many plans with the kids, but we shall see! I loved this post – hope you guys have a fun summer and can’t wait to keep up with your adventures x

    • Aw thanks Mary and I am sure you will have lots of adventures over the summer. And on the plus side newborns are really portable. I am sure you will have a blast x

    • You know me too well Sarah, and yes I am definitely keeping my eyes peeled for a last minute break away somewhere. That must have felt so strange with the boys being away for such a long time last year x


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