Working trips always get referred to as 'holidays' by the people back home because:
a) You come home with a tan
b) You had a great time (even if it was exhausting)
and most importantly...
c) You went on a plane.
This last trip to Zim was a mixture of holiday & work, and I even brought some 'homework' with me. I have been into a few local primary schools to talk to the kids about my job as a vet here in the UK and my work with wildlife abroad. It's a challenge to teaching 7 year olds and I take my hat off to those who manage to keep them on topic and engaged day in, day out.
I'm lucky that I get to teach them cool stuff about animals that manages to interest pretty much every kid that age. I try to stress the importance of working hard at school so they can get to do amazing stuff too when their older. I also agree to answer any questions they may have IF they write it in a letter to me. This is why I have envelopes full of really good questions such as "how long is an elephants trunk?" and "How many animals are there in the world?" and my favourite "What's the kindest animal?". This last one Cathy was adamant I should answer "The Horse". Not even remotely in my experience! Shut your ears Bruce, I said "The Dog".