Oh no!! If tonight is anything to go by then the next 7 weeks or so are going to be very long indeed. I'm already counting down the days to the restart date of August 20th.
I've got two separate week-long breaks booked - the kids and I. The second week especially will be great because we're staying on my cousin's farm where, more than 40 years ago, I spent many happy summer holidays.
I hope I manage more time to myself this summer because last year in the 6 weeks' summer holidays I had only 4 hours free time during the day (2 x 2h) when I was not responsible for the children.
I have indulged myself today. I've bought myself a good camera - not a DSLR - but a highly-rate "bridge" model. Financially, it wasn't a wise decision but I've wanted a good digital camera for a few years now. Twenty years ago I was very interested in photography and I hope, as I rebuild my life, that it will become so again. Also I think I'm entitled to indulge myself occasionally.
I need to go now and check my blood pressure. After tonight I imagine the result will be sky-high. When the results of a blood test come back, I'm likely to be put on medication and, of course, I'll hear the dreaded words, "Dr Carr you are too heavy by far. In fact you are now officially obese! Weight loss is very important." Unfortunately, where I am at the moment, losing weight is a virtual impossibility but I suppose I must make a real effort. How can I get some control back into my life if I can't control my weight?
Time to pump my arm!