We have booked our holidays for June.
We made the decision not to go abroad because of the Euro and to save money, but I don't think we'll manage much money saving.
We are going to Kieran and Alice's wedding at the end of May, and from there we drive up to Northumberland. I have never been there and it is supposed to be one of the loveliest and unspoilt areas of England. We are definitely going to see Durham Cathedral and Hadrian's wall, and what else we see will depend on the weather. we have a cottage booked for a week near Alnwick, and will go to see the castle where Brian will have to endure Harry Potter references which he doesn't understand as that is one of the castles they use for Hogwarts in the films.
After that we go up to see a friend on the Moray Firth almost all the way up to the north of Scotland, and we stay there till the Wednesday when we move on to a little flat near Fort William. We have whittered for ages about where to go on the West coast of Scotland, and really fancied Skye, but for 3 days it is too far to drive out of our way, so we have decided to opt for Fort William at the bottom of Loch Ness. It is an area we have never been to so any area around there will be good to see and new territory for us.
This is - of course - not cheap, or even economical, however I am really looking forward to it as we have three different areas of the country to see and we aren't driving all the time. They are long drives, but we are staying put for a few days in every place, so the only bad bit will be drive home at the end. I shall go to work on Monday and snooze through my email reading I think.