To patch or not to patch IV – back to the orthoptist

So, now that you are up to speed with the family holiday from the end of May, it is probably time that I get you up to speed with the adventures of the Bagnalls during June, even though it is nearly August.  Life is certainly taking precedence over telling you all about it – and that is how it should me.

I will take you back to the beginning of June.  We have just arrived back from our holiday in Croatia (via Italy and Slovenia) and the Baguettes are back at school for their last stretch before the summer break, while Lucinda and I return to work. Read more

This year’s trip to Foreign lands – part II

Nearly a month after we came back and over a week since part I, here at last is part II.  If you have not read part I, please click here to get up to speed with the first part of the holiday and, probably more importantly, to see thirty of the holiday photos.

So, as you may recall we went to bed early on the Monday morning as we had booked a day trip along the Croatian coast for Tuesday.  The coach was to leave at 0800 and to get all five of us up and out meant some morning organising and we were supposed to be on holiday! Read more

This year’s trip to Foreign lands – part I

As you may recall, last year the Bagnalls left the shores of the U.K. at half term and headed to the Veneto coast of Italy for our first taste of a Eurocamp holiday.  If you read those (there are two) entries you will realise that we thoroughly enjoyed it and although it is not quite as simple as turn up at the airport with your suitcases and passports (for example: you have to think about food a little more than the all-inclusive style holidays) it works out to be less than half the cost (with food included) than a package holiday and it encourages you to leave the resort and explore the country that you have come to visit.  Therefore, it was not long after we returned from Italy that our thoughts turned to this year’s holiday and whether booking early could give us an advantage. Read more