Day 1, Wind and Rain

Our first morning and the Atlantic coast looks true to form! The grey, windswept coastline is looking beautiful, though a little inhospitable!

We arrived yesterday afternoon and all of the children erupted into mayhem and screams to the highest order. I personally blame the large volume of gummy bears that were had to stave the final hour of hunger in the car! The packed lunches were clearly not enough. Though to be honest, there has not been a holiday as yet without vast amounts of screaming and disorder! The worst, I remember was going to Wexford in Ireland on the ferry. We had a cabin and I think all 5 were still in nappies at that point. Oh dear, trying to calm them all at auntie Sara’s house, took us well into the early hours. Thor’s screaming ended up with four of them huddled into one room and Thor alone in a travel cot in a room on his own. It took 3 days for them all to settle down. 2 days of bliss and then the inevitable journey home. I swore then ‘Never Again’. But here we are. They are much older now, though they can still be just as screamy! Only, they vocalise their angst between their crazy episodes.

Their dinner and supposed bedtime, followed by daddy and dadda’s dinner, they finally passed out last night at around 10pm and daddy and dadda enjoyed cheese and crackers and a movie on Netflix.

So back to this morning! The wind is howling, the rain bucketing down, all the children are shouting to go down to the beach. Oh dear… happy holidays.

I am going to try to find the video I took on that ill-feted journey over the Irish Sea, 3 babies and 2 toddlers

There will be updates!

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

12 thoughts on “Day 1, Wind and Rain”

  1. I can’t tell you how many well-laid, well-intended plans have been sacked by my children. I can just imagine what meal was being planned before settling on the cheese and crackers… Or was that the plan all along?
    My children always want to swim. It doesn’t matter how cold, gray, rainy it is. There are times my child will complain about the weather and I remind them they swim in weather colder than this. On a side note, I can imagine two chairs and a small table in front of that window. Did you get any “Alone Time”?

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    1. Haha! And thank you for your words Bravedaddy. Yes, I guess it’s inherent that they let themselves become volatile on their holidays! We managed a simple meal of local fish and 2 veg thankfully! Once again last night they settled at 10pm, so there was peace and quiet after sunset. Those 2 chairs will have to wait on the alone time sadly. They loved yesterday’s playing in the surf, though it was rough. The life guards allowed for a 20 metre stretch of guarded waters however. But we’re enjoying this view as much as we can. πŸ™‚


  2. Rain rain, go away! 🀣 Screaming, chaos and tummies full of gummy bears are part of the fun and charm of family holidays. I hope the weather gets better for you throughout the remainder of your trip. Enjoy!!!

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    1. Thankfully there is a little blue in the sky now! As my great grandmother used to say β€˜if you can see enough blue sky through the clouds to make a pair of sailors trousers, the day won’t be so bad’!!!! They were different times, but the sentiment still stands. Do sailors still wear flares?

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