I’m back! I’ve Just had a great week not being at Spring Harvest! What I mean by that is we (the family) were at Minehead Butlins at the same time as people were Spring Harvesting but we lacked the necessary bracelets to gain access to anything Spring Harvesty. Jolly good time though and great to catch up with lots of friends who were Spring Harvesters (or maybe, Spring Harvested!)
Spring Harvest are all geared-up for 2009 already (I had a look in case we don’t go again)
Interesting ethical dilema: Would it have been OK to sneak into SH stuff given that all are welcome in the Kingdom? (We didn’t, but given that the SH bouncers were very fastidious in their wrist band inspection I don’t think we’d have got away with it anyway)
Amusing moment: Walking between two rows of chalets and seeing Steve Chalke on every single TV? (I didn’t know, until then, there was SHTV)
(anyone who knows the tribe called Macdonald and seeks further info on our holiday can by clicking continue reading)
Hi Mum/anyone else?
It was a great holiday and the offspring loved the level of independence they had on the Butlins site (this is a codified way of saying we didn’t know where they were half the time).
H especially loved the freedom, and although we had to collect him from lost-property once, he was quite free. Most afternoons he took himself, a sandwich and a drink off to the Funfair and drove the dodgems again and again and again.
E loved the funfair and got a kick out of being tall enough, and therefore riding, the vomit inducing white knuckle stuff. I bravely watched 🙂
S loved cycling and running round EVERYWHERE and complaining at the injustice of not being 1.4 metres tall yet and thus barred from most of the rides his sister loved. There was however the ultimate indoor climbing and play area thing that E was too tall for, thus harmony (or at least parity of unfairness) was achieved.
My favourite moment was when we built a stone shelter on the beach at Porlock Weir and lit a fire. We sheltered from the wind drinking hot chocolate and toasting our sandwiches and hula hoops?