Tuesday 28 August 2012


Fab two weeks in Florida. A real test too. This was the first proper family holiday. How would I cope with a wife and a 13 year old boy and a 16 year old girl?

Would there be tantrums and furious rages followed by long sulks?

I say this not because they are difficult. It is just that I can still remember myself at that age. Little known fact I was the All England Sulking Champion back in '66. A fact overlooked at the time as most attention was focussed on England winning the World Cup that year.

After the show on the Friday we set off for Gatwick around 6am after everyone was shoe-horned into the car including massive amounts of luggage. (Dark Lady had packed for me.)

I was toting more clothes for a fortnight than I ever did for my month long trans America drives of a few years back. (you can view previous American Adventure blogs here.)

We set off and peace reigned.

This was going to be plain sailing!


RuthnJasper said...

WONDERFUL to have you back, safe and sound. ;-)

And be HONEST - I bet you used everything that your Dear Dark Lady packed for you, didn't you?!

Is that Dr. Stangelove in the pic, asleep beside the young lady?! But seriously, hope you had a fantastic time; very glad you missed Hurricane Isaac - or do you Dark Folk always leave hazardous winds behind you...? ;-)

Jansparrot. said...

Chuffed you're back, relaxed and rejuvenated??
Did it go better than you thought or worse?
As your first holiday together as a family I guess it had it's moments!

Slyppery Syd said...

Hey up Alex, Great to have you back. Hope the children survived being with a 50+ yr old kid for a few weeks!

Hope you didn't embarrass them!