Hi readers, it’s William here this week as Emily is away recovering from a small operation.

While she’s not here, I thought you might like to hear about my recent holiday in the Lake District. I went with Jollydays Supported holidays, who specialise in holidays for people with learning disabilities.

It began early Sunday morning with one of their volunteers picking me up from my house in Dorchester. We drove to a service station near Beaconsfield, where we met the other holiday makers and staff who’d be supporting us.

During the long drive to the Lake District, everyone got to know each other as we chatted along the way. Soon enough we arrived at the hostel in Kendal, where it was time for tea and unpacking.

In the five days there, we did loads – we went climbing, abseiling, caving, canoeing on Lake Windemere and walking along Tarn Hill. We even learnt bushcraft skills (including lighting a campfire without matches or lighters) and it was all fun.

I enjoyed having my own room as I like my own space, and I enjoyed eating meals together. Each morning we had breakfast at 7am so we’d be ready for the day’s activity. Lunch would usually be a picnic of sandwiches, then we’d have tea together back at the hostel. In the evenings we were tired, so would sit and chat or watch telly.

As well as the activities, I most liked making a lot more new friends. We are now on Facebook so we can keep in touch with each other. If you have a learning disability and want to go away independently, I would really recommend Jollydays Supported Holidays. It was fab!

Oh, and by the way, we’ll do the litter pick when Emily is back.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by The Friendship Club– a project for adults with learning disabilities, run by People First Dorset