Disney World Florida. A whirl of candyfloss and creepy mouse costumes. In the Everglades, we can finally breath. Canoeing with alligators is to be the highlight. Alas, I get over-competitive during a race home and tip myself and my mother into the swamp. Panic! We thrash around, desperate to get out of the water. Our passports sink without trace. Back on dry land, I am in disgrace. My penance? To sit for hours turning individual pages of our weed-covered bird book to stop them from sticking together. And, much worse, no sour jelly beans for the rest of the holiday.
Katie Parry is an aspiring writer who longs to give up her day job and retire to a cottage by the sea with her two (currently imaginary) dogs and her (also often imaginary) notebooks. Katie was brought up in the Scottish Highlands and loves mountains and swimming in cold water. She has lived in the UK, France, Sierra Leone, Kenya, South Africa and the USA.