Well we had our villa reserved for August 2012 and were all ready to start planning and then...

Big Steve needs a new van for work.

My hours at school have been cut drastically from September thanks to budget cuts - ta Mr Camoron. :(

We potentially will be spending big money on Olympic things.

Firstly we thought about Easter 2013 -but 3 children at 3 different schools makes holiday dates difficult to coordinate.

Take kids out of school? Not an option - Ellie will be doing GCSEs and Steven will be coming up to KS2 SATs again. And I work in a school so no chance.

So we come to August 2013. And the villa is already booked for those dates!!!!

So I'm on the lookout now for a 5 bed villa with 3 double rooms and 2 twin rooms.