Where has April gone? It's mostly been eaten up in sickness and just getting on.
But while we were off recovering Spring has well and truly arrived. The snow is gone, the sun has been almost continuous. We've down-shifted to spring clothes and have spent most of our days at the park again.
We're off to Scotland in a few days for a bit of a break and a chance to spend time with friends and family. Really looking forward to it, but haven't done a thing to get sorted yet. Well, I have my lists: lists of what to take and what to bring back, of people to see and places to go. And I'm doing laundry, but I'm always doing laundry.
The plan is to take as little as possible and then do some major shopping to stock up on summer gear. I also plan to raid the loft and bring some things back with us. So just need to throws the basics in, give the house a clean and off we go - in theory.
Someone recently pointed out that a holiday with children isn't really a holiday, just the same stuff, done in a different place without all the comforts of home. But at least we're going somewhere that will have some home comforts and will have friends and family to entertain the kids a bit more than just me all day.
So the beginning of our second year in Finland will start in Scotland which suits me just fine.