I originally had "Fucking Nightmare" in the title but that seemed too ironic as fucking is something that seems impossible at the moment.
Firstly there is the usual problem of a number of the WGs not being available because they are on holiday, gone back to the home country for the holiday or are looking after kids.
Secondly there is the minor irritation of the fucking stupid posts on here by 13 year old boys who should be off stealing cars rather than pissing about on here. Or chasing those bloody Pokermon things.
But the main issue is that my own family just keep getting in the way of my plans. Now normally in my work routine I am lucky that I have plenty of opportunities to punt, it is lack of funds, suitable girls or inclination/energy that constrains my punting rather then opportunity. I foolishly freed up time for the family and now all these kids, not to mention the OH, always seem to need me at a particular place at a particular time for some reason, usually just to ferry people around. Each time I have an opportunity to punt something is arranged that knackers my window of opportunity.
I do not mind surrendering a day to go out as a family, no problem at all. It is when I have an opportunity at work but the knock on impact of having to be at point x by time y means no sex for Kettle.
This is on top of the formal holiday - I have never yet managed to actually punt on a family holiday, that remains a bucket list item.
I remember as a kid loving the summer holidays and being really sad when they ended - now I must admit to counting down the days to freedom to punt