A much shorter post (and not about my holiday you'll be pleased to know!).
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. It was absolutely lovely: really easy to read; engaging characters and a nice gentle twist at the end.
I really recommend it but with a warning - you'll have to like magical realism i.e. wallpaper changing with someone's mood otherwise I think you might find it a little twee.
I will update on my reading soon - far more interesting to many than my holiday I'm sure but I just wanted to share this.
Thanks for reading.