My children's school holidays starts today, I feel like school only went back after Christmas the other day. My 16 year son Thomas has gone overseas for a month, boo hoo,,, to a little tiny little island Kiribati in the South Pacific, somewhere half way between Fiji and Hawaii. We packed his backpack with swimmers and summer gear while I'm sitting here now with two jumpers on and very thick socks. It's freezing already and it's only Autumn. Gosh, I think we are in for a very cold winter.
Thomas is off to have the experience of a lifetime, no electricity, no shops, no television, no mobile phones. All he will be eating is fish and rice and he. with a group of his friends will be building huts and teaching the little village kids in the school.