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Had a fantastic day. At the moment there is simply nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my nephews. This probably sounds a bit nuts (or lazy, or something), but I find adults rather boring and/or unpleasant company in the main. Kids are just so full of energy, innocence, and happiness. They never mess you around, and aren't complicated. They tell you exactly what they feel. When they love you they *really* love you, and when they hate you they *really* hate you. For the first time in days/weeks I felt alive, if that makes sense.

We went swimming with Mum, Dad, Sam and Joshua in the morning at the place local to Jo's. I've never been there before and it was great fun. It has water slides, a wave pool, water jets, and lots of other stuff. I was sequested into going down the water slide at least a thousand times with one of the nephews in tow. Also we had lots of fun in the pool, getting within a few inches of the wave generator and jumping the waves. We had to get to the wrinkled prune state before we decided to leave.

After this we watched The Goodies for a bit. I thought the silly humour might appeal to the twins, and they both seemed to love it. Sam had serious giggle fits at several points. Then we went shopping, or window shopping anyway, at Hempstead. Back again and some more Goodies (demanded by the nephews, or The Geedies as Joshua insisted on calling them). The 'ecky thump kung fu episode was absolutely hilarious.

Then we went off for a lovely meal at the Beefeater. I was totally stuffed, and gave some of my meal to Sam and Josh who had noshed through theirs before we'd finished our starters.

Anyway, I was starting to fade at this point so made my goodbyes and left Mum and Dad to it. It was a lovely drive and a light blast back on the motorways, during a gorgeous sunset. Unfortunately my speedo has gone a bit haywire, so I'll need to get that checked out.


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So glad the sun came out.. :0)

Re: Sounds a great day!!

LOL, yes! I would launch into full orphan Annie mode, but the dress and red wig really don't suit me ;-)

You see, when it says 140, it means 140!

"No Officer, my Speedo is playing up, honest!"

By coincidence the first time I realised something was up was when I looked at the speedo and it was reporting 140mph (and I wasn't doing it, honest!). It's been misbehaving for a few months, and I hope and pray and hope and pray (and hope and pray) that it's something like a corroded sensor (which at worst has to be replaced). I hate to think what a new Corrado dash will cost. Thankfully it seemed to settle down after I gave it a short blast of speed, but it still wasn't 100% right. Bleugh, cars...

Oh, and just to add to what I said, I understand completely where you're coming from with the whole "little people are great" thing. I adore my niece and nephew.

It doesnt sound nuts at all, in fact its really sweet :D
We have no one young in our family atm, and I actually think its a real shame, esp around holidays cos theyre the ones that truely make holidays come alive. Theyre the ones that really enjoy it i think and that half the efforts for. So really does make sense that you feel alive :D

Can I borrow them come xmas? hehe

Sorry, I have them booked for the next 10 years ;-)

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