Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head……………

Guess what I’m doing – just for a change? Yep, you’ve got it. Sunbathing in the rain. We’re getting really good at it now. The plus side( if there is one) is that compared to yesterday there are some tiny bits of blue sky breaking through – finally things are looking up. How many days have we got left – one!!!

So back to yesterday, when we had to abandon the sunbeds due to the torrential downpour, thunder and lightning- fab. So we headed to the Mall for a bit of shopping the rain got heavier, the thunder louder and the lightning – well!!
I’m beginning to wonder if it’s the dodgy weather that’s bringing out the dodgy characters- cos if you’d have seen last nights taxi driver………Think back to the first Men in Black and that dodgy farmer dude who was infected with those beetle things- well he drove us home last night. No really- he did- the slurred speech, his jerky body movements. He had it all, either that or he was in the midst of a stroke and we didn’t realise!!!

Back to this morning, and our last visit to Universal( our favourite theme park) for this holidays anyway. Probably the driest morning we’ve had for a few days and we managed to dodge the downpours queueing for the rides. We only had to wear our ‘I look a right tit in this’ poncho once- thank god. Can’t wait to chuck them away when we leave!

It’s while queuing and people watching that I’ve been taking note of some of the fascinating parenting skills ( or lack of them) on show. Now being a parent isn’t easy – none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes- I’m no exception. But when you watch some parents in action you wonder which parenting book they get their ideas from. It baffles me how some parents have no control whatsoever, even standing in a line for 5 minutes is an impossibility for some families. Their kids terrorise the entire line and they stand there oblivious. Then there’s the ones who do the reasoning tactic – the if you do that then I will allow you this – fail, within 5 minutes havoc resumes! Then there are the parents who rant n rave over the slightest thing and continue ranting until their kids are reduced to a sobbing wreck, boy will they regret that when they’re older! But best of all are the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ gang. Yep, they push, shove shout and carry on – when their kids do the same- world war three!!!

Anyway, the sun came out briefly, I sneaked in another swim for Juneathon and then we headed to the cinema to see the newly released Madagascar 3D ( it’s well funny) Guess what it was doing when we came out of the cinema………

Hoping for a few final hours of sun tomorrow

Bring it on.

Photos below- what happens when you take your kid to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Jack trying to eat American portions of Pizza n cookies
And a strange yellow glow- I forget what its called!!!!!






Florida-The Sunshine State………Maybe!

So, just our luck, our first family holiday for two years and the Hurricane season has started early-brill! Apparently due to the season starting early the weather’s depressed – hence the torrential rain- the waether presenters here talk even more crap than our’s do!

Thankfully in Florida you can still have fun will the rain pours-all you do is don a plastic poncho that makes you look a right tit- but hey you’re not going to see anyone you know- and carry on. They even do fat chuffer size poncho, which is a good thing because it’s fair to say that since our last visit the fat chuffers have got a whole lot fatter!!!

Still despite the rain we had a wail of a time at Universal Studios, and even managed a couple of hours by the pool this afternoon- the sun did try to get out -it failed. Still it gave Jack a chance to make friends- three days we’ve been here and he’s already got an American Accent- with a Yorkshire Twang. Don’t think the American kids know what ‘chuffin ell’ means though and they’ve never heard of Rugby League!!!!

So now it’s p’ing down again,thankfully we’re getting really good at spotting storms and made it inside with a second to spare!!! Beer o clock time now ,then it’s singing in the rain time as we head out for some food- hopefully somewhere that does small portions- make no wonder they’re all so bleeding fat!!!!

Starting to get a tan

(and webbed feet)

A rain free day tomorrow

Bring it on







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