Well today has been a real mixture. I know we live in England and the weather is renowned for being unsettled but today has just been extreme. Last night and this morning it rained and rained really hard causing localised flooding. Halfway through the morning it became so dark that birds fell silent and the street lights even came on! Storms have rolled around and a lightening strike caused a house fire nearby, the poor lady was due home from hospital today and her house is gutted!
As midday approached the sky brightened a little, so after a quick lunch we hopefully packed a picnic and traveled to Eastbourne to meet my Sister and family at a park.
There was a hazy sunny and it was really muggy. The children discovered that there is now a water park there and were soon soaked through and didn’t even feel cold! We then had a walk around the lake and the children sailed my nephews remote controlled boat on the lake which had overflowed and was higher than I have ever seen it!
I used to often come to this lake as a child and it still has lots of swans. They used to have rowing and pedal boats for hire and was often a summer treat but they are no longer there and the lake is used as a training lake for windsurfing and sailing.
We found ourselves on the beach for a picnic tea and the children had great fun in the water.
The change from morning to afternoon was extreme even for an English summer! We were so glad to be able to get out together after all!
I hope you are enjoying your summer. The children are now halfway through the hols and it is going by way too quickly. Happy crafting if you have time to fit it in!!
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