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Kerri McLean

School's out... but it's a pity our children didn't get to enjoy that last day of term fun

Kerry McLean


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MEMORIES: Kerry and her  family outside the children’s school last year

MEMORIES: Kerry and her family outside the children’s school last year

MEMORIES: Kerry and her family outside the children’s school last year

Today should have been the start of eight lovely, long, carefree weeks, the first full day of the school summer holidays. On the list of special days to be looked forward to every year in our house, this would normally be right up there at the top of our list, alongside birthdays and Christmas.

We should all have been luxuriating in a much-longed-for long lie-in, and enjoying the novelty of not needing to set an early alarm. Today should have been our first Saturday free from the multitude of music, sports or drama club sessions my three children attend during term time but instead, given current circumstances, we'll be having yet another quiet Saturday, meandering at home.

It'll be a day not really distinguishable in any way from any other.