The end of August and it must be time for a road trip to see the cousins.
When our children were small and we couldn't afford a foreign holiday our summers were spent on the beaches of Swansea and the Gower.
If it had been a hotel our accommodation would have been five star.
My husband's sister and her family live in a beautiful house overlooking Langland Bay.
This is the view from their dining table.
My sister in law is a big tennis fan and Ben got the chance to play a couple of games with her.
Meanwhile I enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the beachside Cafe.
At 13 Ben is the youngest and he can't keep still - here he is practising his swing.
Although it was a little chilly in the evening we still enjoyed a glass of vino on the decking.
Finally, it was time to go. I just love the way my sister in law's car matches my cardigan.
Now we are home all hell is set to break loose.
I am back at work tomorrow and we are preparing our 18-year-old for moving away to university.
How much easier (and cheaper) it was when our eldest lived at home while he studied.