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08/09/2004 Entry: "Hastings and Bikes"

It has been a VERY busy weekend.

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It has been one of those weekends when there was no time to stop and just relax. It was a weekend that I was not working, which is always a bad sign, as I end up spending a fortune. Clare has all these ideas of what we can do, and they all cost money. This weekend was no exception.

After Taylors trampolining, Clare and I actually had a day to ourselves on Saturday, as Taylor spent it with Grampie and Grannie. So we took the oportunity to go over to Guildford, shopping. We stopped off at Gomshall Mill, which used to be a tearoom, in the days when I performed there with Clive and others on a Thursday night. It was since sold on, and has become a really nice restaurant/pub now. We had a great meal there, outside in the sun, with all the wasps and bees that joined to share our meal.

Guildford provided a new K700i mobile phone for me (Clares upgrade, but she has ended up with my old phone), along with a few new clothes. The photos on this page were taken with the new phone, I must say the quality is much better than my last phone, although still doesn't match up to my digital still camera. We tried to spend some vouchers in Allders, but they had a very limited choice, and we were unable to find anything we liked.

We then came home and went out to the White Bear with Grannie, Grampie, Lyn and Robyn for a drink. Taylor and Robyn managed to make some friends, do a puppet and magic show, and "borrow" a football from these two boys. We came home and slept well (well, as well as was possible with the hot weather)

Sunday saw us up and out quite early, as it was bike buying time. Clare and I have been talking about buying bikes for each of us to go out riding, and with Halfords offering 10% off, today was the day. It took us about 3 hours, but we eventually managed to find bikes that we liked, that were in stock, and into the car (having taken them apart to fit them in) - putting them back together we still have bits missing, so I am expecting them to arrive by post anyday.

Then it was time for Aquatots, which was every so cool on a hot day, then off to Hastings.

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We spent a nice afternoon and evening walking up and down the pier, playing on the indoor play centre (Taylor, not us) having a paddle in the sea (Taylor again...) and a walk along the pebble beach, and then along to the amusements. Taylor had great fun on the rides, and then decided that we were going to go on the swan peddle boats, boy was hard work, I need some new knees. We had a bit of fun, trying to get away from boat number 9 that had a couple of kids in that wanted to bump us...

Fish and Chips for supper, and then I got the car and drove home while Clare and Taylor slept. I told you it was a busy weekend didn't I



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