Sunday, 29 August 2010

Getting Away

We abandoned faulty boilers, missing radiator parts, troublesome asbestos, inch-thick dust and unwashed laundry in favour of woods, rivers, castles and caves.

The rain tracked us down and tried doggedly to dampen our spirits. But despite having to shelter in doorways, run on tiptoes through streets temporarily transformed into rivers and stuff soggy shoes with holiday brochures nothing could spoil the sense of freedom that came from having escaped the house.

We watched water drip through the leaves of an enchanted forest, held John close as we explored cold, underground caverns, tucked into thick slabs of steak whilst John watched in beseeching silence, explored ancient ruins in sudden bursts of sunshine and even took to the water for a realistic rendition of 'row, row, row your boat.'

Four days of freedom were all it took to refresh our little family and refocus our minds on the daily importance of fun; spending money on holidays always seems like a frivolous expense, but really I think they're worth their weight in gold.

1 comment:

  1. We've had the how much money to spend on holidays conversation recently. On balance, it's an investment and one woth making, we concluded.