The Summer Holidays – A Review

I cannot believe we are already into the dregs of the summer holidays. By Thursday both my big kids will be firmly ensconced in the educational care of others. I will miss them, if not the constant nagging. And Syd will miss them even more. While we tearfully prepare ourselves for the end, with last minute trips to the shops for stationery, and final treat lunches in cafes, I thought I would review our summer….

Weather – Mostly good. Moments of too hot for this cardigan fan. Rare damp spells, some caused by leaky nappies as opposed to leaky clouds.

Accommodation – Reasonable, if slightly shabby. No maid service, in fact some days it looked as if nobody had done any housework at all.

Activities – Lots of park visits. Roundabout nausea for me, fun for small peeps. Multiple attendances at play cafe – Latte consumption up 50% on normal. Museum visits were educational and enjoyable. Could try harder for variety, but limited options available in vicinity.

Behaviour – Stroppy with intermittent bouts of joy. Well, you would be stroppy too if you were endlessly refereeing arguments.

Cost – Monumental.

Fun – Yes. In between complaints of boredom, bickering and general apathy, there was masses of fun.

Cake – Plenty consumed.

Highlights – Birthdays x 2, Camp Bestival.

Overall – 8/10 A good summer holidays, mostly enjoyed by all. Some difficulties in finding activities that appeal to all age groups from 2 to 40. Definitely more high than lows though. Will be doing it again next year.

How was yours?

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. September 2, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Haha, enjoyed your round-up. Very much like ours was I’d say — even amongst the highlights (Just So Festival) there were some seriously damp patches (review up soon)! Overall I’d give mine an 8 1/2 out of 10. Just to ‘half’ up you a little 😉 x

  2. Nicola Thomas
    September 2, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    That is fab! Where did the holidays go? I can’t believe it is over either it has been lovely. Will be nice to see you blogging more regularly again though as this childcare nonsense plays havoc with your blogging time doesn’t it?

  3. Suzanne Whitton
    September 2, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Ah what a great round-up! Until yesterday, ours had definitely been one of the best yet. Yesterday we hit an all-time low….spoilt, bickering, horrible children in tow 🙁 A blog post on that later in the week!

  4. SarahMummy
    September 2, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    Sounds like a pretty good holiday to me! Ours was great too, I reckon the weather really helped. I’ll be sad to see the end of the holidays, but it’s all over for two thirds of mine tomorrow 🙁

  5. BavarianSojourn
    September 2, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Hahaha… Loved this. 8/10 though, that’s pretty good! Ours wasn’t far off, could have done with a few more weeks maybe? 😀

  6. September 3, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    Totally GENIUS idea! Glad you all had a good’un but pleased to hear I’m not the only one that finds it a bit erm… trying! x

  7. Emily Foran
    September 7, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    I was relieved when they went back only for the reason that I wouldn’t have to referee bickering anymore – if it wasn’t for bickering I’d give this summer full marks 😉 xx

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