Like many other people, we had family and friends stuck at home or elsewhere because of the volcanic ash problems... and were very glad that we didn't have to fly anywhere at that stage.
With all the speculation that these eruptions could go on disrupting things for a while, and the fabulous weather we've had here, if I were planning a holiday I'd certainly be thinking in terms of avoiding flying... and discovering more of the UK maybe.
Blatant sales pitch coming up: where better to stay than Exmoor? More specifically, Exmoor House? Right in the heart of Exmoor National Park, with some beautiful countryside to explore (that never gets too crowded), fabulous food to enjoy and a lovely peaceful atmosphere.
Come on over - we'd love to see you.