I did. I decided it would be a great idea to take my four children, then aged 4, 6, 9 and 12, and my long-suffering husband on a trip which had only been achieved once before by the then President of France, Charles de Gaulle. This was to visit all the tiny islands and slivers of jungle which France still calls its own. I spoke schoolgirl French; the rest of the family, none at all.
During the ensuing four months we were frozen, bitten alive by ants, parched, penniless, homeless, frustrated and exhausted. But it was a glorious adventure. Complete with maps and candid diaries from the children, Bonnes Vacances is the lowdown on what really happens when you try to get the family to live out your dream. People find it quite funny. Some people tell me it made them laugh out loud. One person told me it made him cry. It makes French people very cross. Buy Bonnes Vacances