Shock Sighting In Wales

20 Aug


We had never seen anything like it.

The sun came out.

It made the mud caused by twelve hours’ rain the previous night become less muddy mud – enough to squelch and spray within a ten metre radius; not enough to lose a shoe.

Way hey!  Way hey!  Off to Rhyl for the day!

Rhyl has a beach.  We did beachy things, including trekking back up from the sea to the bin with dog dirt.  Twice.  I’m sure I lost weight.

We ate junk food, over-priced takeaway food, and our words –  we didn’t want to anger the sun so that it got into a huff and disappeared.  And it didn’t, until the rain took the nightshift.

The kids wasted their money in the arcades and the shops, as every child born since the advent of the railway allowed cheap seaside excursions has done.

Spud climbed a wall right to the top and was given a free stick of rock as a reward.  Later, the rain warped it and we threw it away.

The dogs loved their six-hour walk.

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The Hub was too exhausted to braai in the evening, despite spending most of the day sitting down on walls, benches and the occasional stranger, so we bought fresh cooked chicken, ham shanks, salad and bread for dinner.  Yummy, greasy finger food: perfect, and not a problem to clean up afterwards – we just stuck our hands out of the tent doorway and let the rain save us a walk to the utility block.

I was beginning to like Wales.



43 Responses to “Shock Sighting In Wales”

  1. sarsm August 20, 2012 at 11:21 #

    Such a lovely picture of the Hub and the dogs he looks so relaxed.

    But you should have come here. Or then again, maybe not. It’s 38° in the shade. Gulp.


  2. Elaine - I used to be indecisive August 20, 2012 at 11:56 #

    A fun time was had by all! The photos are great – I love the action shot of the dog running on the sand – all four paws in the air. 🙂


  3. granny1947 August 20, 2012 at 12:26 #

    I think I could grow to like Wales too!


  4. mairedubhtx August 20, 2012 at 12:27 #

    Sounds like you had fun.


  5. viveka August 20, 2012 at 13:32 #

    At least the dogs … had a whale of time on the beach. Like Wales ???? So do I.


  6. vivinfrance August 20, 2012 at 13:42 #

    Nice pics. I specially love the one of you as a cross between a Sherpa and a paparazzo.


  7. idiosyncratic eye August 20, 2012 at 14:08 #

    Sounds brilliant. 🙂


  8. terry1954 August 20, 2012 at 15:08 #

    those feet!!!! that’s all i can say lolol


  9. adinparadise August 20, 2012 at 16:00 #

    Oh misery! 😀


  10. gigihawaii August 20, 2012 at 16:40 #

    Glad you had such a good time! I’d love to see Wales some day.


  11. SchmidleysScribbling August 20, 2012 at 17:31 #

    Be careful with that mud, it could suck you right under. Is that Spud in the photo or a stray kid you encountered? He sure looks differnt, as if he lost his cute baby fat, at least for now. Dianne


  12. judithatwood August 20, 2012 at 20:05 #

    Thank you for sharing your lovely vacation with me — you really lifted my spirits!


  13. Gobetween August 20, 2012 at 20:40 #

    Your dogs are precious, you can see the enjoyment in their little faces.


  14. Tom (Aquatom1968) August 20, 2012 at 20:57 #

    Great photos Tilly! Goes to show the weather doesn’t spoil the fun!


  15. Helen Cherry August 21, 2012 at 00:13 #

    Very funny photos.. he’s a good sport!


  16. barb19 August 21, 2012 at 00:31 #

    Great pics, especially the one of your dog with all four feet off the ground – as excited as the humans, it appears!


  17. amandameetsbook August 21, 2012 at 07:15 #

    Two questions: what is a “stick of rock” and what is “braai”?

    Your blog is too hilarious.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 21, 2012 at 09:09 #

      Thank you, Amanda. 🙂

      Do you have a blog so I can return the visit?

      There is a picture of rock here. It is a long piece of hard candy, coloured outside, white inside, with the name of the town where you buy it engraved in pink throughout. Must just be us Brits who eat it. It is practically against the law to visit the seaside and not buy some 🙂

      ‘Braai’ (pronounced ‘bry’) is a throwback from my fourteen years living in South Africa. It is a barbecue. We all say braai and I write it without thinking.


  18. kateshrewsday August 21, 2012 at 07:56 #

    Hurrah! The sun!! The seaside!! Sounds like a wonderful day, Tilly


  19. sanstorm August 21, 2012 at 12:48 #

    Oh the glamour.


  20. Doodlemum August 21, 2012 at 15:26 #

    From a fellow camper who has just survived the rain too you have my sympathies!! I hope North Wales dries out a bit for you 🙂


  21. laurieanichols August 21, 2012 at 21:26 #

    I love the pictures, an idyllic holiday indeed!


  22. eof737 August 21, 2012 at 21:41 #

    I’m enjoying your vaca here… Brings back memories of caravan holidays back in England… years ago. 😉



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