This summer we have not gone on holiday, but opted to stay at home and enjoy a series of ‘Grand Days Out’. We have planned ahead to build up the anticipation, packed our picnic and set off. And it’s been a blast. The sun has shone (most of the time), the kids spent their time running, giggling and eating ice-cream. And we have simply enjoyed being a family and leaving the stresses and strains at home for the day.