I do love the May half term, with longer evenings and warmer weather this is a perfect time for a week off school. While my eldest two boys have their heads in books for GCSEs and A levels I have been doing my best to create a quiet house for them by encouraging the younger children to be outdoors as much as possible.
Guy took my outdoor request very literally by creating an outdoor camp and spending days, nights and meal times there with his holiday friend!
We have been enjoying the best of the weather for half term too with day after day of blue skies and sunshine. For me this means a trip to the beach after the farm chores are complete. I was tempted to visit one of the quieter lesser known coves during half term, but the kids were keen to stick to their favourite, Polzeath.
No sooner had we set up base, than Jed was off into the water. He had packed a wet suit but couldn’t be bothered with the faff of struggling into it and disappeared in swim shorts to enjoy the moment.
I looked up from my sheltered sunbathing spot to see him jumping off the rocks. Somehow he looks so much more grown up than his 12 years.
Not to worry though, we could do it all again tomorrow.
I hope you have enjoyed your week and your children are refreshed for school. Best of luck to anyone with older children sitting exams like mine; they will soon have a wonderful long summer to compensate.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.