On the positive side I've had a nice few days, doing my favourite things of reading, long walks over the fields and catching up with friends. It's been lovely! On the negative side, the kids have been out the whole time doing their own thing, so I have been giving them endless lifts and feeling like a taxi-driver and hotel owner. I keep recalling all the previous holidays of making picnics, day trips to the zoo, the park, the beach etc and I guess I have to accept that those days are over! I do feel that if it wasn't for all the lifts they probably wouldn't notice whether I had gone away for two weeks and left them to it!