I am having issues with this new Blogger set up and all my photos have loaded in reverse order, so we begin with the end of Sunday's trip to our local park when T and S were stick fighting whilst I was busy snapping some of the flowers.
We ended up spending 4 hours at the park, we atee our picnic, the children made up their own ball games, they played basketball, we had egg and spoon races,
played with the racquets and balls
and generally lazed in the sun
making the most of that cloudless blue sky which was sadly missing on Saturday when we went down to Boscombe. G's brother and his partner have recently moved into the area and we went down to visit. We were planning a wander down to the sea front but as it was overcast we decided to save that until the weather was warmer and we might be able to have a paddle and an ice cream too.
Down a side street G and I spotted the house we would like to live in, lots of windows, a higgledy piggledy roof and a turret!
I have never been to Boscombe before and was really taken by the faded grandeur of the old buildings in the centre of town although the Royal Arcade is very well maintained internally, love the glass lights made to look like flames.
Apparently they hold a vintage fair here on the first Saturday of every month, may have to time our next visit to coincide with one of those.
Last year when we went to Bournemouth we saw a couple of these lions, this one quite colourfully sums up Bournemouth.
Even it's rear end!
A couple of things which caught our eye on the wander into town, a huge Dalek
And so we end with the start of our trip to Boscombe. The photo taking started as soon as we were off the train, much to T's annoyance. The station is really very dismal but is cheered up by some fab art work on one of the walls.