Every holiday we have we always talk about getting started early, hitting the road at 5 or 6am, having breakfast at some little chef most of the way through the journey and getting there at midday.
And every holiday I end up going to bed late the night before after fussing over something about the packing and we end up leaving the house about 9 after Louise and Molly spend an hour or so trying to get me out of my bed.
So it was to everybody's amazement that we ended up being out the door and on the road at 6:30am.
We ended up getting into Benllech by 1 in the afternoon.
A little village (compared to the rest of the island it's a town, but trust me, it's a village) on the east side of the island.
Sharon & David's bungalow is really nice and very homely. But of course, for Molly the main attraction is that it's only 5 minutes walk to the huge and very lovely beach.
It is stupefyingly hot, sunny and even the coast breeze doesn't give us that much relief.
This would be perfect weather for the traditional beach holiday, which would suit Molly to a tee. Unfortunately the beach holiday is possibly the very worst holiday that Louise or I can imagine. Nothing is more boring for us than sitting on a beach for hours. We can manage a couple of hours: get there, set up, potter down to the sea for a paddle, back up to the beach, sandcastle, back to the sea for swim, play on the sand, bit of rock pooling, sea, sand castle, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored.
The problem is that neither of us can take the heat, don't much like the sand getting everywhere and we can't even escape into a book as we both dislike lying down and reading and I get a horrible headache from the glare off the white pages.
(Oh moan, moan, moan, we're on holiday and the weather's fantastic and everything's great and I'm still not happy. Bloody hell.)
Anyway, we unpacked, got the shopping in and then nipped down to the beach for a couple of hours, much to Molly's delight. And even though it was quite breezy it was still torture for Louise and I. Molly had a great time though.