Last week we had what we call a ‘Family Day’ – a day not about Tay-Sachs.
We don’t get many days when the three of us are all together and very often the time we do get is taken up with appointments. We look forward to our family days as the only thing to be booked in is to do something nice!
On this occasion we went to the seaside – Great Yarmouth to be precise.
Now Great Yarmouth is not everyone’s cup of tea – indeed under any other circumstance James wouldn’t go. But Yarmouth is for children and I remember getting very excited as a child knowing that we were going on a day trip there. There is everything a child could wish for including a fantastic place called ‘Joyland’ especially for small people!
We arrived at lunch time so we sat on the sea front, Isabella eating her perfectly healthy lunch and Mummy and Daddy enjoying a naughty treat of chips!
After lunch Isabella experienced her first ever donkey ride – she loved it – laughing and squealing all the way. James however drew the short straw and had to trudge through the sand whilst holding Isabella on as I stood back and filmed the occasion – I’m not silly!!
Once James had tipped the sand out of his shoes, we headed for ‘Joyland’ and thank heavens, my favourite ride – THE SNAILS – was still there. Everyone in my family has been on the snails at some point in their lives, brother, cousins, aunties and even Mum when she was little. I had to take Isabella on . . . once . . . twice . . . three times! She loved it, just as I had hoped she would.
Another happy memory made and a good day was had by all.
The next family day is scheduled for Father’s Day when we are going to see ‘In The Night Garden’ Live Show! We will let you know how we get on!