The summer holidays are rapidly approaching and there are the usual moans from parents about the cost of entertaining the children. The toy shops are full of fab hot weather gear like paddling pools and a myriad of play eqipment to be used in them. Several neighbouring families have decided to join forces and go on mass to a big camping rally in central France. The french camping sites are really well set up, the bigger ones have masses of entertainment for youngsters, with all nationalities attending, each child gets a really good chance to mix and chat. An advantage for our lot is that every single child from every other country automatically speaks English. I found these camps only attract the nicer families with well behaved children. The opportunities to make life long friends are endless and many a work experience trip can be catered for that way!