School finished on Friday at 3.15pm and life has been extremely hectic ever since! I have just come back to check if my Monday Mail post has gone up and found that it was posted on Friday, so apologies to everyone reading my Monday Mail on Friday.
School is out for 5 and 1/2 weeks. We normally get six weeks, but because we had two extra days at Easter, the nitpicking education department have taken it off our summer holiday. I really shouldn't moan as my children will get the full six weeks as we are going to be on holiday anyway.
I know our summer holiday may seem short to my American readers, but as I understand, we have a lot more holidays during the year. We start the new school year with a week in October, usually around Halloween, followed by two weeks at Christmas. We then get a week around February time, which then brings us to two weeks at Easter. Then we get another week around end of May, before we get to the Summer holidays of six weeks. I think I prefer our holidays to the American ones, as your summer holiday seems rather long.
Anyway, school holidays are here and we have six weeks to fill. We have a lovely weekend camping trip coming up, as well as a weekend in Wales seeing my Welsh relatives. The girls have camp for a week and then we also have a holiday in Fuereventura, which is one of the Canary Islands, to look forward too. Can't wait. I am sooo excited.
So with holidays come and going, my blog may be a bit erratic over the next few weeks. Please excuse me, if I don't always check on your blogs. I do hate missing out on things, but time has a way of running away from me and I am not very fast at catching up.
Off to the library now, to set the kids up on the library reading challenge. I will get my kids reading, if it kills me!