Wednesday, 18 February 2009



Ive been given two awards!! How marvellous!!
This one from my friend Potty Mummy

'This award focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this online-world. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY--nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! '

And this one from Off the Wall.


What lovely ladies (what super taste!), and what bad manners I have not thanking them before, sorry, but Thank you.
I've hardly blogged for ages, guess what/ partying? Oh yes..big time, but that's for another post.
Today I want to tell you about taking my children and nieces (6 girls) to a famous film location in order that they soak up the atmosphere and culture, hoping it might benefit their future awareness and understanding of this modern world we live in.
Yes, yesterday I took them to the very spot where Dave coaches picked up Stacey and Nessa, yep we went to Barry Island (OHMYGOD!!)

My intention was just to go to the new Playcentre there (Coconuts) but the only way we could get six girls to stop playing and finally leave was to say we'd take them to the beach on the way home. So I shall be putting in a complaint with the management of the said Playcentre for making it interesting enough to keep six fussy madams happy for at least three hours, what's that all about? Usually 5 minutes of playing, a bit of eating, drinking and moaning and then they want to go!!

I was so grateful our playcentre lunch was good, the smell of chips mixed with sweet Candy Rock at Barry Island was definitely iffy. The beach looked like a nasty dog show, specimens of Staffordshire Bull terriers tugged at their leads, foaming at the mouth and urinating everywhere.
One or two people were immaculately dressed and enjoying the scene, one or two donned hooped golden earrings thicker than their thighs and had visible signs of straightener abuse about their bleached locks. It was scary and I had to suppress my growing urge to shout 'O'.

The air was full of the sound of slot machines and arcade games, we didn't stay long.
The girls each had a ice-cream to warm themselves up before we left.
My middle niece spent half an hour extracting every grain of sand from between her toes, with precision to be admired (...ahem!).

We drove home eating a healthy choice of snacks: candy floss and last years' rock (it was soft), having had a great day out.

And I will try to keep up from now on, sorry, I'm such a busy bee - I mean Frog!

6 comments:

Mean Mom said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Glad you enjoyed the playcentre. It looks good. I'll have to find some children to take. No, not yours, but thanks for the offer.

Was that you on the beach at Barry, then? I thought I recognised the wellies. What did you think of my gold hooped earrings?

Welcome back, frog. Hope you're not away as long next time.

Sparx said...

Oh there you are, hope you've had some lovely parties. I have no idea what you are on about so am going to have to follow your link - but seriously, 6 girls entertained for 3 hours... shame you wanted to do something else because that is bloody miraculous!

Iota said...

Congrats on the awards.

I would love last year's rock. I always find rock too hard.

Mel said...

Glad to see you back from all your lily hopping to all the happening parties.

Congratulations on your awards, well deserved and touching when you make friends.

3 hours, six girls, no fighting, scratching and so on, well done you, I bow down to your entertaining capabilities.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You are incredibly brave taking 6 girls out!

CJ xx

GoneBackSouth said...

What a day! I do like reading about your tales and trips and days out. I'll keep on reading ya, lovely Frog! x