For a couple of weeks in the summer we were able to spend time together as a family and do a few day trips. These included:
Blue Peter Garden at Media City while I was staying with my folks in Salford
A close encounter with some ducklings at Tebay services on our way home
Strawberry picking (and more besides) at the fantastic Cairnie Hill farm, near Cupar
Fun with meercats, penguins and some pretty terrifying tigers at the Blair Drummond Safari Park
A day at the beach at Burntisland, Fife
Yes, those are hundreds of people on a tiny strip of sand all going shades of lobster in the 30 degree Scottish summer sunshine.