The weekend had finally arrived and there was lots to do, beginning with the ‘Forties Festival’!
I wouldn’t say there was much to do with the children besides looking around at the old military vehicles, a life-sized plane, exploring the food stands, and popping in to the ‘solar powered cinema’ (which was quite cool to be fair, they even gave out free popcorn!). There was a hand cranked merry-go-round for the younger children too!
We walked around observing how other people lived their lives in wartime Britain in the 1940’s whilst live music was playing in the background. People had even dressed up in military uniforms and some ladies wore 1940’s garments. It was nice to see so many people enjoying the day!
There was also a 1940’s style bus taking people for a ride over to Rhos On Sea for more festivities.
We spent the weekend with Liam’s sister Lisa and his niece too. As it was such a warm day we also took a stroll down to the beach to make the most of the sunshine.
As we got half way down the beach, I thought it would be a good idea to let Aurora walk along with us. She seemed to be enjoying herself running along holding my hand until she got brave and let go – she wanted to run away. She ended up tripping up and grazing her knee but it didn’t seem to faze her too much – she just got back up and carried on.
Then the tantrum hit. She wouldn’t hold onto my hand and she kept running in completely the opposite direction. I tried to put her back into the pram. Toddlers seem to get awfully strong when they don’t want to do something!
I managed to get the demonic creature back into her pram by distracting her with a dog that was close by. The man with the dog even brought him over to stop her from crying. It worked for about 5 minutes until he left with the dog.
She finally cheered up in the end though.
We stood and watched people sailing on the sea and practicing watersports. It looked like so much fun. Liam mentioned that he would like to try some water sports himself during the Summer.
We saw a stand advertising it. Liam had enquired about paddle boarding. I’m sure he will enjoy it. On the other hand though despite looking rather fun, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to water sports. Hopefully i’ll face my fears one day and give it a try.
On the way back from the beach I waddled up the road like a penguin with Liam’s niece. I enjoy being a kid with children sometimes, instead of having to just be the ‘mean Mummy’.
I must have looked like a right numpty, but we were enjoying ourselves – that was the main thing so I didn’t care what other people thought.
I thought my penguining was quite impressive. I certainly learnt how to waddle after having four children.
We have had a fun filled weekend. I’ve certainly missed the beautiful views and the odd stroll by the sea. More to come again soon!
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