It's that time of year again when family holidays have to be planned. Not much flexibility nor choice for those of us who have school-age children. Still, arrangements have to be made, as last minute planning is disaster prone.
Three out of the five weeks of school summer holiday will necessarily have to be spent with "the family back home", as usual. The only thing about it that's going to be different this time is that we'll be driving to get there (we want to sell our continental left-hand driver car) ...
During Easter we were thinking about going to Switzerland but found it a bit too expensive. Right now we're considering a pretty good bargain in Venice... If all else fails, however, it will be London's museums and musicals again...for almost the same price as going abroad (the cost of intercity train travelling is now so exorbitantly high that this mode of transportation has become a luxury few families can afford on a day out...).
Uploaded into Flickr by GlenShock on 4 Jul '06, 6.14pm BST.