Emma Kennedy reads her account of family camping holidays from her childhood in the 1970s.
|01||20090323||In 1970, three-year-old Emma and her parents Brenda and Tony took their first family holiday.|
It featured a tent, a bucket and an awful lot of Welsh rain.
|02||20090324||1972 was the year of the trip to Hadrian's Wall and rather a lot of cross-border matrimonial raids, all of which are doomed to end in tears.|
|03||20090325||Britain had joined the European Union and the matriarch of the Kennedy family decided that the time had come for the annual family holiday to be taken abroad.|
Encounters with foreign food inevitably follow.
|04||20090326||Emma's mother agrees that this year's family holiday can be to France, but without the tent.|
However, the delights of being under a proper roof are soon replaced by a fear of nocturnal noises and strangers in the night.
|05 LAST||20090327||Emma, now 13, takes her final family camping trip to France.|
The perils of sunburn are nothing compared to the public humiliation that follows.