These holidays aren't over yet by far, but so far they really have been different to usual.

Sure, I've been laid up for a fair while, but that would usually mean the kids play up more cause I'm not there to control them. This time they have been so much better, it's not funny.

I got lists from both of them, and although we haven't done much on it yet (due to my back) we have plenty planned over the next month.

My eldest has been making some money doing all the physical labour that I need done around here, so it is working out terrific.

I would sincerely like to thank you for your school holiday ideas and suggestions. You possibly will never realise just how helpful you have been.
My utmost thanks, Cate.