The looong summer holidays
Oh to be on Porthmeor beach in St Ives right now. As well as being a perfect place for photography, St Ives is ace for holidays with kids, with the surf school, beaches round every corner and Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth children’s trail to keep them amused.
Instead, today we have sampled the delights of Ikea MK and whilst I’m a sucker for a flatpack and can happily spend hours in there convincing myself we need a new range oven and brand new work tops (even though we rent our house), the boys weren’t so keen. They survived until the toy department, then went berserk.
The trip ended shortly after restorative Swedish meatballs to equip us for the long drive home and here I now find myself, staring blankly at our opened-but-not-yet-assembled flat pack, as the boys attempt full-on wrestling on the kitchen table and I am wondering if it is too early for a gin…