Well, well… That certainly kept me busy! I was up until nearly midnight every night, collating, writing and preparing those blogs. You see, I had to leave my 5 year old son behind in England on this trip (and I don’t know how I would have survived it without FaceTime) and I figured that it would be much harder on the mums and dads left behind than it was on the children! Even without direct contact, I thought that families would find it reassuring to know what their children were up to and to know that they were safe.
I figure that I hit on something as hundreds of viewers read the posts each day. The record was 431 different article views on Thursday! Also, so many of you were kind enough to leave encouraging comments so that I knew I wasn’t writing solely for my own benefit.
Running alongside the blog were my 140 character-limit tweets, which I know that some of you were following and the children and I loved to receive your messages (over 40 in all). Here are some of my favourites from throughout the week:
Sent May 23, 08:16 AM
From Twitter for iPhone
@trudyhazell Glad to hear you are all having a great time. Be good to see some more pics on the blog when possible. Love Thomas’s mum xx
Sent May 23, 02:02 PM From web
@trudyhazell thank you for the update – do they have any money left! Enjoy your afternoon in this beautiful weather x
Sent May 23, 02:24 PM From Twitter for iPad
@trudyhazell love the photos!!!! Such beautiful children! Enjoy!
Sent May 23, 03:08 PM From Twitter for iPad
@trudyhazell Hope the market was fun – enjoy your evening!! xx
Sent May 23, 06:32 PM From web
@trudyhazell you have some professional shoppers with you! Have a lovely evening xx
Sent May 23, 06:36 PM From Twitter for iPhone
@trudyhazell they should sleep well! Looks fantastic!
Sent May 23, 10:18 PM From Twitter for BlackBerry®
@trudyhazell looks like u r all having great fun. Shannon’s mum
Sent May 23, 10:33 PM From Mobile Web
@trudyhazell sounds perfect! Hope they won’t all want to have a pet cow at home! Don’t eat too many biscuits this pm! X
Sent May 24, 12:01 PM From Twitter for BlackBerry®
@trudyhazell Fab photos, looks like you are having such a brilliant time! 🙂
Sent May 24, 06:19 PM From web
@trudyhazell wow what a perfect day all about food! Have a lovely evening eating pancakes x
Sent May 24, 06:24 PM From Twitter for iPhone
@trudyhazell Amazing – they are obviously having so much fun. Enjoy your pancakes and tell Sir to let the kids have a go on the slide! X
Sent May 24, 06:32 PM From Tweet Button
@trudyhazell right that’s it bootcamp will be put into place by the weekend! Might even invest in a whistle!!
Sent May 24, 08:27 PM From Twitter for iPhone
@trudyhazell safe journey. Enjoy Caen Castle in the sunshine! X
Sent May 25, 08:28 AM From Twitter for iPad
@trudyhazell Can’t wait to see you and hear about the wonderful time you’ve all had….safe journey!! 🙂 x
Sent May 25, 11:54 AM From web
@trudyhazell sure Sir would prefer Alvin and the chipmunks!!!!
Sent May 25, 02:26 PM From Twitter for BlackBerry®
@trudyhazell thank you for all your hard work she had a wonderful time have a good weekend and rest x
Sent May 25, 10:30 PM From Twitter for iPhone
@trudyhazell thank you for organising a lovely trip Shannon has really enjoyed herself
Sent May 26, 08:16 AM From Mobile Webd