My annual holiday is a rare opportunity to down tools, discard the suit, no Blackberry, very little internet - and definitely do nothing that even begins to resemble work!
This summer is a little different. In parliament, I chair three All Party Parliamentary Groups - Looked After Children & Care Leavers; Fostering & Adoption; and Street Children. This is as well as my duties on the Education Select Committee.
So when I was invited to go to see a children’s orphanage in Kerala in Southern India, it sealed this year’s holiday destination.