Family holidays like the one I’ve just walked back in from aren’t what you’d call relaxing. There’s just too many people, especially young children, to be relaxing but they are good for the heart and soul. I’ve grown up with these two other families and even though most of the “kids” have very little in common these days we all still get on famously, mostly because of the 30+ year history.

There’s lots of joking around, drinking (alcohol is good for making kids seem less noisy), laughing, chatting, catching up and just hanging out. People think it’s strange that I still go away with my family at the age of 34 but I wouldn’t miss it for the world. And no, there wasn’t any nudity or dolphins like the pics. Sorry.