We haven't had a holiday for a couple of years, and as my mum gave me some money - she does this from time to time - we decided to book a holiday. We are going to the Algarve for just a week, and I don't really know how we are going to pay for the balance, as what she gave us only really covers the deposit, but we have done it anyway as we got a really good deal. I am really looking forward to going, but I hate going on holiday and will have to find some way of trying to control my anxiety before we go. I like to go because I know the girls will have a great time, but at the same time I hate it, if that makes any sense. My husband is very good, he will be armed with the Flash wipes and will make sure everything is sparkly clean without me even having to ask, and he won't complain about any of it. The girls will have to miss the last four days of school which also worries me slightly, but it was the only option we could afford.