We were going to Tuscany, to stay at a villa belonging to one of my aunts' friends, but my mother told me yesterday that, due to some very large, unexpected bills, we can't afford the air fares, neither do we have the time. This is the third year in a row that financial mess has cancelled my summer holiday. I think my passport might have expired by now...
Staying at home is probably, honestly, taking enjoyment and relaxation and happiness out of the equation, the best option. My teacher expects me to write my adv higher English dissertation between the end of March and the end of the summer holidays, not seeming to take into account that I have Duke of Edinburgh and desperate higher cramming just before the summer holidays start, so, the more time I have to myself in a mood of generalised productive depression, the better.
Hopefully spend the summer cycling from calais to Holland, and then back again, camping along the way
Bicycle stuff should cost around £100 to make it comfier, as well as for the panniers. Around £100 to travel to london, take the ferry over and for travel insurance. Food shouldn't be too expensive, and as for accomodation I'm planning on appealing to the good will of farmers If that fails, then stealth camping :P
Then will get into a campsite in Holland near nijmegen and chill there for a while, then cycle back. Hopefully I'll meet people while I'm over there as I'm going alone.