Thursday, 30 July 2015

Madhouse diaries : More wet, wet, wet than hot, hot, hot !

I know I was being smug about the damp weather sorting out my hayfever earlier in the week but we sang a very heartfelt rendition of "rain rain go away, come again another day" as we wandered towards the beach yesterday.

We took some slightly ironic snaps of the gloomy, drizzly scene reflected in some mirror sunglasses in a shop window as we sheletered from a shower ! 

Luckily it didn't last long so we carried on our journey, stopping to look at the big WW2 gun outside the war museum that always fascinates Pierre.

What better way to play at being soldiers ?!

There were supposed to be two main attractions on the seafront today - a huge bungee jump elastic trampoline thing (a bigger version of this one) and a jump bag - a huge inflatable sack that you free fall on to (have a look at Sophie and her death-defying leap last year !) - but sadly they were both cancelled due to the wind and rain. Luckily Pierre still got to have fun in the paddleboats.

Look at that smile - it made up for the dismal weather !

After a quick play in the play area and on the (rather damp) sand, we moved over to an undercover area where there were some old-fashioned games laid out. Everyone had a go at the wire buzzer game.

 And Sophie practised trying to catch a wooden ball on a stick (and nearly brained herself and me in the process !).

Pierre and Juliette patiently waited to have a go on the airless air hockey (as we called it !).

Pierre took it all very seriously ...

... and was over the moon whenever he scored a point !

Well, it may have been a bit tamer and wetter than what we had planned but we still had fun !


  1. Love Pierre's enthusiasm! Clever photo portraits in sun glasses, ironic or not. Eddie is also fascinated by the big cannon we come across in our walks in Cornwall, though it is much older, maybe 18 or early 19C, not quite sure.

    1. It was great to see big smiles on such a grey day !

  2. Shame about the weather, but it looks like you still managed to have a good time. Pierre does look pleased to have scored!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. Luckily the weather picked up for the rest of the week .. and we're off to Turkey now so it'll definitely be blue skies and sunshine there ! :)