We're half way through the first week of the summer holidays and, even if i do say it myself, it's been a pretty good start.
After winding down work related activities I've been able to focus all of my attention on my son James and, as a result, we've both been thoroughly entertained.
We've been to cricket training camps (where I also get involved), spent a thrilling day at Chessington World of Adventures, built dens whilst walking the dogs in the woods and played traditional card games during rainy afternoons. He also diligently took me through all the school work he brought home at the end of the school year.
James is keeping a diary of all the stuff we've done, so he'll have a record to consult in the future and remember the great times we've had, laughs we've shared and experiences we've enjoyed, together. It's a great way of keeping his mind active and developing his writing skills during the long summer break.
It also challenges me to make the holidays as rich and engaging as possible.