It’s that time of year again. The sun is out, the sandals have been dusted off, and many of us are preparing for our annual getaway. Where are you heading for this summer? A villa by the beach? A cruise? A mountain retreat? Wherever you’re going to spend those special few weeks, we wish you a restful and enjoyable break. 

It’s funny that, when we look back on our lives, holiday memories often bubble up to the surface. Why is this? Perhaps the main reason is because our holidays are spent with the most special people in our lives — our families and friends. Those intensive periods of time together are golden opportunities to really get to know each other without the mundane distractions of everyday life.

Among my favourite holiday memories are floating in a dinghy in a mountain stream while camping in Wales with my parents and brother; seeing rainbows in a waterfall with my husband and our then 12-year-old daughters in Yosemite Park in California; and jumping off rocks into an ice-cold river in northern Spain (only once — never again!). 

What are your special holiday memories? And have you ever thought about writing them down? Our clients often include recollections of trips away from home in their biographies. If you have been on a really special holiday which you’d like to document, our Memoir could be the perfect vehicle. We’d love to talk to you about your ideas, so please get in touch. 

In case you’re wondering, the photo above is me (Alison) and my brother on that Welsh campsite — dirty knees and all. Happy memories!