Grammar point: Talking about repeated past actions using ‘would’ or ‘used to’.
When I was a child, June was a great month. It was the last month before summer holiday started, so I would always be excited. In Europe, summer holiday usually lasts two months. Two months seemed like forever! I miss those days. I used to go on holiday trips to the southwest of France with my family (I used to hate them though). I would meet my friends and we would have sleepovers/slumber parties. I would sometimes stay up playing board games, video games or watching horror movies with my brother or my friends – sometimes until morning! As I got older holidays became even more fun, with house parties and more freedom and money than before to do nothing with my friends all day.
What were your summer holidays like? What did you usually get up to (=‘do’) during them? Do you miss them?