Thursday, 16 August 2012

Welcome to Wet Welsh Wales!

New Quay, Wales
Well at least that's what it says I can look forward to this coming week on my weather app. Not a good start to our annual pilgrimage to New Quay in Wales but not an unexpected one either - it is the wild west after all and nobody said it had to be dry!
I'm half looking forward and half dreading it.
It will be the first time me and the boys will be down there on our own and although I have no qualms about managing the caravan - two bedrooms, two bathrooms one en suite - looking after two hyperactive boys and two mad whippets is quite another matter! I fear I may have to put out warnings for other holiday makers in the nearby vicinity...that  or ensure I get up at sparrows fart to exercise both dogs and children while the Traeth is relatively clear of human, animal and other animate obstacles!
Although we may be a small family as families go we are, to say it politely, rather loud and have a tendency to make our presence felt.
The boys chat to all and sundry and if the Olympics are anything to go by the youngest will be on the prowl for food to supplement his mother's pathetic attempts at a picnic while the dogs, going on past performance will not be saying please and thank you and will be making off with other people's picnics or else pissing on their sandcastles...
Ah the joy of seaside holidays with rats (whippets to the uniniated) on stilts and feral boys.


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7 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Shw mae! Well, it seems you're ready for your holiday. i'd love to join you, but we're not travelling abroad this year.

Rats on stilts. Such an evocative word. Whippets. Greyhounds, and the like. Sigh.

Hope you have a good time.

Expat mum said...

Rats on stilts. Still love that story. Not made any better by the fact that the slightly chav-y family living next door to my grandparents had a bevvy of truly wicked whippets who used to chase us down the hedge that divided the gardens. Even at the age of 7 I probably could have taken one of them out with a swift kick but there were about 6 of them. Shudder.
I do know though, from having a cross-greyhound in later years, that they are probably lovely (if at times, challenging) animals.

detroitmom2devonmum said...

'sparrow's fart' That is great. I can not wait until I get to use that in a sentence!

About Last Weekend said...

I'm not a early sparrow's fart person more rise at lunch time but our family is like a traveling circus and not a posh one...

mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooh caravan? We are currently looking at buying a VW Transporter - will be a works van but doubling up as a camper! Will know who to ask for info. Enjoy your holiday!

Tattie Weasle said...

Rob-bear - first heard about rats on stilts in Wales the welsh have such an evocative way with words!
Expat mum - always challenging esp as a pack despite being really rathe lovely critters!
Detroitmon2devonmum - I'll be listening for it!
About last weekend - good to know were in great company!
Mrs nesbitt - a camper van just brilliant! can't wait t hear all about it!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Yup, our whippets are known as the rats on stilts, and the dachsunds are just rats, or rats on a string when on a walk.

Have a fabulous holiday x

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