Monday, March 7, 2011

A blink of summer at Bridport


So as most Taswegians can attest to, we didn't have a summer AT ALL. There was no long drawn out days of hot weather and loud crickets in the grass around sunset. Instead we would have a hot day of say, 27 and then the next day, dip down to 21 degrees.

No matter how many of us whinged and complained and made bad jokes about where our summer was, it refused to warm up. Needless to say, we still decided to make our annual trek to Bridport to take over Collette's house, kick her renter out (aka Mum) and enjoy a few days off from the world.

Without meaning to or any formal planning, we have started a tradition of going away with the Websters, Coronas and Walkers once a year. Our families fit well together, noone fights, not even the adults ;) and noone annoys each other like you would think, 4 adults and 12 kids might. I'm being honest here, it is amazing how well the kids play together and its not even as loud as you think 12 kids might be.

Last year we had our Easter camp and this year, we thought Bridport would be a little warmer and luxurious over unpowered tent sites.!!! We went for 3 days, Tuesday to Friday and the first day at 5pm, it was still 31 degrees - FINALLY summer was here, the next day it rained!!










The men had to stay behind to work their jobs so it was just Liz, me, Jack and Mel. You can imagine the topics of conversation an all-women group had!!

The kids made their own fun and at the end of each day would sleep like logs.








We all had a great time and it was sad saying goodbye to everyone on Friday.

But then Simon came and we spent a nice few days with the kids hanging out at the beach and even though the weather wasn't warm, we did some fun exploring around the rocks.










9 comments:

the woodwards said...

GEE!!! This would be a great blog post if i could understand it!! :D

The Kings said...

A post!! :) Love Summer and love Bridport. Looks like a great time. Hopefully we will get a decent summer next year.

Becky said...

Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one that couldn't understand your 'wingding' language...but the pictures are GREAT! :)

Kate J said...

Love the pics glad you got some beach time this summer. wasnt many summer beach days this summer! we only got one beach day in!

Nettie's Blog said...

what the heck did you do ...what's with all the symbols woman?????
i tried to figure it out and got so frustrated...love the company you had with you...they are all fun people to be around...

To answer your question
and no i doubt you would be able to hear the sound of rain on the roof ...anyways the way they pack the insulation in these days you still wouldnt be able to hear it even if you had a tin roof!!!!

Anonymous said...

Simone why is all your writing in chinese??

Mel said...

I thought i would leave it to you to post Bridport first! you must have fixed the Chinese language problem because i read your post fine, or maybe there is something wrong with me ......

booqiboutique said...

meh why is everyone saying they cant read this? bridport rocks!

Blanche said...

I can't read it either but the photos tell the story rather well I think :)