In three weeks' time we will be heading off on holiday.
It will, I hope, be brilliant.
But we are driving.
So that means an hour and a bit to Newcastle. Then 16 hours on a ferry. Then nearly 12 hours on the road in Holland, Belgium and France.
I am told, by google maps, that where we are going, not far from Lyon, is 1,002 miles away from where I am sitting now.
And L gets car sick, so DVDs are not an option.
So we are going to need help...
We're thinking story tapes and CDs, but we need recommendations. L is just five and is loving having Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his ilk read to her, but S and A are 3 and a half and haven't got the attention span for "chapter books". Their only request so far is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
M of course gets no say in this yet. Nor does B, incidentally, although he's likely to be less tolerant of Twinkle Twinkle on a loop.
Any ideas? Songs, stories, activities?
And if all else fails, I do at least now know the French for Soft Play Centre.
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