Sunday, 24 June 2012

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside....

We went away with Mr LFCC's old bike club, our friends, Tiger MCC to a haven holiday park.  This might seem like an odd place for a bunch of bikers to hang out for a weekend but everyone started going when the kids were small and it meant that the whole family could go along.  With all the typical hi-di-hi sing alongs, lots of karaoke, and real family entertainment our friends convinced us it was real giggle. So, on Friday we packed up the campervan and headed to Yarmouth to join in the fun and games.

On the way there I was convinced we'd made a drastic error of judgement as the rain was coming down so heavily we couldn't see where we were going, and the wind was making it hard to keep our girl on the road. Mr LFCC has an awning for the camper that he loves but I was thinking it would be better just to sleep in the camper herself rather than mess around in the elements trying to put the awning up but as we pulled into the grounds of the park the wind somehow dropped, the rain stopped and the sun made a concerted effort to come out and shine.

So with our awning set up, the airbed adorned with sleeping bags, slankets and my two hot water bottles at the ready we headed up to the park bar and were dazzled by the um... entertainment.... lol!
Luckly for him, Mr LFCC was able to drink so many beers were consumed in an effort to numb the pain and drown out some of the ickle stompy peoples squeals of excitement but I'm not allowed alcohol (scary immunosuppressents...) so I had to brave it with nothing but soda water to numb the pain.

It was really good fun catching up with our friends though, and watching the other holiday go-ers was actually really entertaining too. They watched us all pretty closely too though to be fair!  The kids really did love the entertainment and got a lot of fun out of all the sing a longs and associated actions. I'm hoping they tired themselves out so mums and dads accross the site got a little bit of a lay in on Saturday morning!  Our friends from the bike club retired to the tent next to ours (Brian and Maggie's marquee! lol!) for the after party but I slept through that, and through the wasp making its presence felt in there around 4am too... I sleep gooooood! :o)

So Saturday day time there were a lot of hung over Tigers so we had a bit of a lay in, I cooked bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast, and we headed into Yarmouth for a look around.  I absolutely adore going to the seaside but Mr LFCC can't understand why and would much rather visit inland waterways (although he loves sailing!). But, being the wonderful gracious husband he is, he humoured me and we trekked accross the stony beach to find the sea. I stood, mesmerised, for some time just watching the waves crash but eventually I was dragged away and we took a walk along the pier and down the street of tat (tat shopping, we were informed, is a very important part of this annual weekends events!).  We found some awesome Big Bang Theory tshirts and hoodies and just had to buy a "Bazinga" tshirt for the teenager!

Then we pootled on back to the campsite to veg out, have a nap, read Kindles, and wait for the second evenings entertainment. Everyone dressed up in red white and blue, and there were bubbles, noisy toys, balloons to throw about and all kinds of daft stuff happening/  I think the staff tolerated it pretty well, as did the other people in the bar, and everyones kids had fun with the balloons!  It was hilarious watching peoples reactions to all these leather clad bikers trundling around with party blowers, and the kids loved the Chris and Lucy who had full sized Tiger suits on! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Whilst we really enjoyed catching up with our friends, I think next time we'll just do the seaside bit... Mr LFCC was kept awake by the sheer noise of the rain last night (I didn't notice it... too busy snoring...!) so he's in need of another nap, and I will be roasting a huge joint of beef, duck fat roast potatoes and HUGE yorkshire puddings to bring us back to normal!  So, I shall YAWN widely, and leave you to have a peek at the photos I took around the old pier!

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