And why it was so relaxing and memorable.
First, would be that Jem was at home with us for the whole second week. We choose not to go away, but to enjoy our new home and all that it offers.
We had dear friends come and stay, my family even fitted in a night.
We walked up to 13th beach at dusk, in slight rain and watched the sky change colour and the sea glow.
We cooked, ate, drank and created traditional easter eggs.
We had fish and chips in the park, while the kids frolicked in the river till they were shivering and it was dark.
We watched family movies at night, snuggled together in front of the fire.
Together as a family.
That seems to be the essence to what made this school holiday a perfect one.