Actually I shouldn't complain as we had our little fix of sunshine this year in Gran Canaria, which was beautiful. Originally we were going to Tunisia, somewhere that I have always fancied, but after the unrest earlier in the year we switched to Melonares in Gran Canaria.
We stayed at an amazing African-themed resort hotel, almost like one of the themed hotels you would find in Las Vegas and the weather was wonderful.
Since we have got back it's been all systems go with my son starting secondary school. And I thought I was busy before! This is a whole different ball game, talking of which he is now playing rugby, and before you start thinking I'm totally paranoid, this is the boy who managed to break his arm in his own bedroom!
I have bought the biggest, toughest gum shield I can find and I'm seriously hoping the novelty wears off fast or my nerves will be in tatters. Our great success story of the summer was my little girl Cassidy winning the All England dance festival with her dancing school. They came first in the under-9 tap section and the finals were held in a West End theatre in London. It is such an acheivement as Cassidy is still only 7.
The competition runs over two years with heats and semi-finals all over the country so it has been a long process but they are now officially the best tappers in the country! When I was little, I only ever got to the All England finals once and that was as the back end of a Donkey! (No jokes please).
Have a lovely 'Indian' summer, chat soon.