The long summer holidaysAs a child the long summer holidays, or the big holidays seemed to stretch on forever. But now as an adult, they seem to have gone quickly. The weather hasn't helped and the promise of a warm summer keeps taunting us with it's odd appearance. Actually the last few days have been quite nice, which is probably a sign that the kids are due back at school.
Of course, there was one big difference when I was a child (apart from the fact I was a child of course) and that was being back home in the UK, the summer holidays were just that, summer holidays. Here, we begin with Christmas, and then New Year. By the time that you've got that over and done with, the holiday is almost half gone. It seems like the holiday has flown by, but if I think about it, Christmas seems a long time ago.