Holiday Sories
Every year, when we returned to school from our school holidays we would write about our holidays. Every single year. After the initial roller coaster of emotions we felt finding out which class we were going to be in (there were about seven classes in our whole school - I’m not sure why it was such a surprise), we would inevitably head to our new classes and write about our holidays.

My family were pretty average, we only went on a big trip during the long holidays and this was usually a road trip to visit relatives in Auckland. My sister and I sang for at least six of the eight hour drive (we do a pretty reasonable “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling by the Righteous Brothers). Other than that, our holidays consisted of movies, pools and staying home. Both our parents worked fulltime, so that was our reality. This meant that my ‘What I did in the holidays’ story was usually rather mundane and I came to loathe those writing assignments.

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