We're off on holiday next week. It'll be our first break since Rhosneigr (Anglesey) back in July. We're going away with another family who has a daughter of a similar age to Flo, they used to go to the same childminder. Unfortunately between us there are now 7 so we've had to be a bit creative with our meet.
I'm going to stay at home and look after Arwen for Monday and Tuesday then i'll get the train to Winchester and get picked up by April and will take me to the forest retreat (I must have done 10 of these at least by now), whilst April's doing that one of the other parents will stay over in a hotel who will the swap with the other for the final night.
It's all a bit convoluted due to the arbitrary due to the strict rule of six but I guess they have to draw a line somewhere and that's the number they chose.
Luckily rates in the south east and Winchester are still relatively low when compared to the North and other parts of the country so for the time being we're good to go.
Our friends have kindly volunteered to look after the dog, I think they were hoping she'd be toilet trained by then. Good luck.