Eileen sees these as a time of torture. If you have young children, the stress of holidays goes a long way to taking away any enjoyment from getting away. If, like Eileen, you are an older lady who relishes the odd weekend break away, the last thing you want is young children screaming the place down - and it always is at the place where you're staying.
Eileen believes the sole purpose of the weather, especially in Britain, is to give people something to talk (and enjoy whinging) about. She also believes weather forecasters can count themselves lucky the days of shoving people in the stocks and throwing rotten vegetables at them have long gone...
Time is the enemy of all regardless of species as nobody ever has enough time to do all they'd like to do. Eileen considers time to be a cruel beggar. She knows, for example, one day she'll have to lose Derek given his life will have a much shorter natural span than her own. There are times Eileen could happily smash up any and every clock. She does not miss having to reset times from the days when she needed to adjust time to allow for the different worlds she was visiting.