Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Half Term

It came and went with amazing speed and yet we didn't get as much done as we'd hoped. We visited Ali and stayed overnight. We did go up to London for a day but it rained constantly and the whole world had decided to go to The Natural History Museum! The queues were horrendous so we tried the V & A but that only really appealed to me. Later we went to China Town for a meal and then we watched a traditional Chinese dragon dance performed on the street in the pouring rain. The dancers were accompanied by a band of drummers and other muscians. It was amazing and we loved it. The crowds loved it too. Unfortunately walking round London Tony twisted/pulled muscles in his foot and was unable to do much walking for the rest of the week. So on Friday my parents came for the day to visit and we went for a walk along the harbour front at Littlehampton. The photo shows blue skies and sunshine but behind us was a sky that was almost black in colour. We managed to get back to the car before it began to rain. On Sunday it was Girl Guides Thinking Day Celebration so our local Girl Guiding area held a procession. All the girls from the youngest Rainbows through to the older Rangers, Leaders and Trefoil Guild members attended. We carried all the unit flags through the town to the church. It was an impressive site as we snaked our way up through the streets despite the rain.

8 comments:

Willow said...

It does sound like you had a fun time on Half Term even though there was rain and more rain. The Littlehampton photo is deceiving...

raining sheep said...

In spite of the weather it sounds like you all had a nice time and you did get some really nice photos. I love the one of the boat...makes me realize that there are places where there is no snow at the moment.

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like fun, even with the rain and twisted foot!

louise said...

First of all, I hope the twisted ankle is on the mend. That's a really lovely photo of the harbour area in Littlehampton. I haven't driven, let alone walked, along that part of town in years. So glad you managed to enjoy your half-term, despite the inclement weather we have been having of late! Always best to visit main attractions in London in term-time. I remember one year us wanting to visit Madame Tussauds and ended up at London Zoo!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope the Cookie-Stealing Bunny doesn't come your way!

Ally Johnston said...

Sounds like half term was full of fun. We had a picnic on a farm for our thinking day. The rangers had wanted to go sky diving but we talked them out of it!

skippinginthemeadow said...

sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable time despite the rotten weather and sore ankle. your photographs are wonderful :o)
hope the poor ankle is healing well x

Jane, you are such a kind person i have truly appreciated the lovely coments you've left on my blog xxx thankyou xxx

sumea

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good weekend!