Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. Next up, we have Sheila O’Flanagan, David Nicholls and Beth O’Leary revealing what they normally get up to on their summer holidays…
I do a lounging beach holiday every two years and the rest of the time I prefer city breaks. My favourite beach is in Antigua, in the Carribbean and my favourite city (after Dublin of course) is Madrid.
I’m usually on the beach, furiously wishing I was in a city. It’s really not the best environment for me – after you’re tired of swimming, what are you meant to DO? It’s too bright to read, too hot to sleep. I’d much rather be dodging traffic and peering at a map.
I’m much more of a lounger, myself. Every summer, my family go to stay in the same house in France for a week, and we pretty much do nothing but catch up, read and eat (a LOT). It’s a chance to reboot and reconnect with my siblings, who I love to pieces but don’t get to see as often as I’d like. I can’t wait.