Saturday, 26 March 2011

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Today was one of those days when I really wanted the sun to be out and shining like it has been all week , but was it, oh no , was it freezing , overcast and drizzly , oh yes !!
Typical. Today my brother was coming down from Scotland to pick up his new car with his family . I'm being nice here I'm not overly fond of his wife and that's putting it politely. They have to young children N who is 6 months younger than Gabe and M who is 18 months. I've seen N twice and have never seen M.

We met up with my parents who were looking after N and M whilst my brother was picking up the car and my nephew Callum at the metro station and then we walked along the river and down to the seafront. It's not the beach we normally go to , this is the one where the airshows are every year.

One of the places we stopped at along the way is called the Red House. I didn't manage to take a full photo of it so I borrowed this one so you could see.

It's made to look like a house that was bombed during the war. Can you see the coat hanging up behind the door and the books on the table?

We don't get family photos very often even if it does look like there is an alien spaceship hovering above Callums head.

We continued on and went passed the marina and I'm ashamed to say I've never actually been here before and it's so close to where we live I have no idea why.

After the marina we hit the beach but like I said , not exactly the day to go swimming!

By now we had been joined by my brother and the SIL so we headed off across the beach to get a warm cuppa from that red building in the distance.

After filling up on sausage sandwiches ( the kiddies not me ) we headed back to the bus stop . No car seats in the new car yet so not safe for the children. I think if the weather had been nicer we would have just walked back to town but it really was bitterly cold.

In the summer this place is absolutely teaming with people and there are ice cream vans everywhere. I do hope your Saturday was a bit warmer than ours.


Lyn said...

was so cold today, just typical when the weekend was so nice!
I love the Red House!

Farmyard Crafts said...

I hear you... on the SIL thing. I have one great one, one terrible one... and one "i'm not sure what to think" one... and one "used to be one but broke up with my brother" one. Confused? Yep, me too!

Love your pictures!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny -- I hope the SIL doesn't read your blog! In my book, any day (freezing cold or not) at the beach is better than no day at the beach -- I'm soooo envious LOL!

Simone said...

Oh dear Lisa. It sounds as though a day when you would rather be inside in the warm! I bet the boys had a good time with their cousins anyway. How's the puppy doing?

this is my patch said...

Wow, I love the Red House! It started cloudy here on Saturday, but did become sunny late morning. The weather you had was definitely worse! You always make the most of the days though Lisa. Whatever the weather. x