...oh we do like to be beside the sea

09:34, Saturday 23 June 2007 | Posted in My family and other animals
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Today was our long anticipated day out at the seaside!  The weather didnt start off to well but it was dry by the time we set out.
Geordie Mandy and her boys had travelled up on the train and we all headed off to Cullercoates beach - not surprisingly we had it all to ourselves.
We managed to munch our way through at least some of our picnic before the first rain shower.  Oh well we thought, that wasnt too heavy a shower we can cope with this.
The second rain shower was more rather worse and i have to admit that i was beginning to wonder what we were doing out in this weather!  But i tried to stay positive.  The rain had stopped again and it was looking a lot brighter (and feeling considerably warmer).

The sandcastle building now began in earnest.  Graham and our mate Vicki marked out the moat and all the kids got involved with the digging.
All was going well until the rain started again ... and then it got heavier .... and then there was thunder! ... and more rain ...
We gave it our best shot but i am afraid that we just got too wet and throwing our stuff together we headed off to my parents house.

After getting dry, hanging clothes and shoes over every radiator, depositing large amounts of water and sand all over the house, we finally finished our picnic camped out in my parents living room!

Although things didnt go quite as planned it was still great to see mandy and her boys - and the next time we do this we should be in oz and hopefully the weather will be a bit sunnier!


Callum looking very soggy.


The building of the sandcastle.


David and Craig are employed as flag poles!

Tiggs x
(p.s. dont forget to check out Geordie Mandy's blog too!)


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