Friday, 22 August 2008
Well, August seems to have flown by in a blur, and we have had lots of fun despite the weather - we are British, after all! Lots to tell you from trips to Devon and Hampshire, with long days on the beach and visits to exciting destinations. Oh, and of course the horror show on the allotment after abandoning it for an extended period during peak weed growing, sorry, harvesting time. Assuming they haven't changed the locks to keep me out.
One fab place we visited on an unusually sunny day was the Hollycombe Steam Collection which is a bit run down but brilliant fun (declared "better than Legoland!" by Miss Tall Small - praise indeed.) It's run by grubby faced volunteers who spend hour upon hour maintaining old fairground rides and then operating them for squeaking children. We visited years and years ago when Mr DC and I were mere youngsters and I was on best behaviour for my then-future-in-laws; it's odd to be revisiting now we're the parents! There has been little change since then, apart from a very fancy new entrance building and obligatory (though easily avoided) gift shop.
I will try to catch up with everyone in the next few days, before we get bogged down in Back To School hell (though the local shops would have you believe we went back to school before the schools even broke up). And now I shall leave you with a smutty picture:
Everything at Hollycombe ends up covered in coal smuts, and that includes the grubby children we were forced to put in the car at the end of the day. EEEEEW!