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Oh. It seems the summer is over and I missed it.

(11 Posts)
Cappuccino Sun 31-Aug-08 09:02:41

we have had no holiday because dh had to work some of it and then it threw it down making camping pointless

we were going to do fun day trips but dh and I were so knackered we ended up taking it in turns to go for a nap and then shambling out somewhere in the afternoon

we haven't been out in the garden playing beatifically with the garden toys because it has been pants weather, and I have done no pretty pottering around changing the position of my plants

I feel a bit cheated tbh

and I haven't read all dd1's schoolbooks with her and I feel guilty


can we have a good September do you think?

Sobernow Sun 31-Aug-08 09:04:33

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fatzak Sun 31-Aug-08 09:11:38

Same summer as mine too sad DH working for himself so has been really really busy. I've been off for the 6 weeks too, but feel that I'm going back to school on Monday more frazzled than when I broke up! Have argued constantly with DH about how tired I have been, how much I feel I do around the house etc,

I too feel very cheated Cappucino sad

Cappuccino Sun 31-Aug-08 09:16:12

I'm glad it isn't me

I feel the kids have been cheated a little as well

last two years we had lovely pictures of the holiday to look at and they have loved doing that

this year not so good

I wondered maybe if we will get away for a weekend somewhere but let's face it, the weather seems to be becoming more autumnal than gearing up for a hot spell

Cappuccino Sun 31-Aug-08 09:16:26

isn't just me I meant

SpinningCat Sun 31-Aug-08 09:19:53

We had lovely weather for most of yesterday and that has just rubbed it in. For the first time in the whole school holidays we all sat out in the late afternoon and ate and chatted in the warmth.

It just emphasised what a cruddy summer break we've all had. Fingers crossed for some autumn warmth and sunny weekends...

Morloth Sun 31-Aug-08 09:22:18

It has been a sucky summer, though as I am from Sydney I think ALL your summers are pretty sucky grin

Bear in mind though all the rain means things are lovely and green! Something we Aussies would kill for! (well maybe not QUITE as much).

tortoiseshell Sun 31-Aug-08 09:23:39

I know what you mean - we didn't go away anywhere, because it is SO expensive, and also couldn't get enough time off work. sad

BUT I had plans for trips out, playing in the garden, lots of reading, going to the library.

We've had a couple of day trips, but not like I imagined, haven't been to the beach at all which I had planned (partly because the pier dramatically burned down...), the weather has been crap, and could barely get in the garden. And the reading - hahahaha!

Oh well. THink the kids have enjoyed themselves....

Cappuccino Sun 31-Aug-08 09:28:28

yes, the kids do seem to have been okay

dh has kept saying 'Look, they are playing, it's what they want to do'

maybe I have Memorable Childhood Experiences on the brain

(we've been to the beach once and our pier is still intact. At least you have an excuse. That was dreadful btw)

TheDuchessOfNork Sun 31-Aug-08 10:05:58

The DCs have had a great holiday, despite the weather. They're just very good at enjoying themselves regardless of the situation! They've been in the sea and camped etc but have required many more changes of clothes.

It's DH & I that feel cheated out of long, lazy evening BBQs, no swimming in outdoor pool and life just feeling that much easier for not needing coats and boots.

We made a good start on reading & other homework but are now woefully behind (and will stay that way because I have better plans for our last few days). We are now off to Bodiam Castle - despite threatening thunderstorms. [pulls a 'resigned to our doom' face]

mumblechum Sun 31-Aug-08 10:08:33

We also had a good fortnight in Devon despite the weather. DS enjoyed the first half doing his own thing on a motorsports hol so dh & I had some 1 to 1. We all played lots of Risk in a cottage on Dartmoor where the rain was sweeping across the moor horizontally for most of the second week.

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