School and work are done and that means one thing and one thing alone - half term is here and it's much needed!
You learn as you go and previous school holidays have taught me some important things - if I think back to both the February and Easter break I've got to be honest, by the end of trying to fit everything in I felt a little frazzled. Juggling family days out, meeting family and my boy's friends, it all felt like everything was a little too squeezed in. Too stretched and not enough chill out time for us.
This time I have a plan or lack of to be more precise. We're taking things much slower. One thing a day, no morning starts and a few days where there is absolutely nothing in the diary. Bliss. Freedom to do whatever we fancy.
Isn't that the point of holidays and especially the one week ones? It's hard, you want to do so much and have lots of adventures because let's face it weekends are jam packed with clubs so you don't get much of a chance to do anything else. Mantra to self: there will be plenty of time in the summer.
Here's to a quiet half term, a chance to really, truly unwind and recharge those batteries before the busy last leg of the year. I find this final term a long and hectic one...