Monday 18 December 2017

David Robbins: My daughter is fit for a pedestal now -- while Dad, well, he's got feet of clay

My daughter is enrolled in summer camp all this week. Although we are careful not to use the word "camp", and there is little call for the word "summer" either.

She has had mixed experiences with camps before, so the term comes loaded with negative meaning for her. We refer to her arts and crafts camp in the Dublin mountains as an "expedition" or an "adventure".

She is to be collected by bus nearby and taken high into the hills. She will return by the same bus some six hours later, or so they say.

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