Thursday, 20 June 2013

Hot Diggety Dog

Friday is the longest day of the year and I was toying with the idea of us packing up a picnic and spending the evening at the local country park, marking the occasion by staying outside for as long as we could.
Looking at the forecast on Tuesday it was showing rain was likely for Friday so the decision was made we would go out on Wednesday instead as this looked to be the best day of the week.

Instead of a traditional picnic I popped some vegetarian hot dogs into a flask of boiling water. They cooked on the journey and were eaten along with a big bag of chips we stopped off on the way to buy.

Once we were full it was time for the tennis rackets to come out. We had the place to ourselves, apart from a few dog walkers, so we had plenty of room to whack the ball around!

T and G did a bit of racket balancing too

'You can not be serious!'

T wasn't getting het-up here, in fact I'm not sure what he was doing, but there was no grumpiness from anyone all evening, it was such good fun all the way.

We went down to the shore before we left, S unable to resist a paddle along with the stone throwing.

This was the last photo I took of the sky just as we left the shore to go back and pack up before going home.
One of those evenings I am very thankful to blogging for because as well as tucking it away into my happy family memory bank I get to record visual snippets of it too. Perfect.


  1. Isn't blogging the best way to keep a diary! Looks like you all had a lovely evening.

  2. It is being able to record these good times blogging comes into its own.

    It looks like you all had a great time what a wonderful way to celebrate the solstice even if due to weather you had to do it a few days early.


  3. That last photo is really lovely. What a fab evening you had, such a great way to celebrate the longest day. T seems to have grown up just recently, I don't know where the time is going.

  4. What a wonderful evening! Blogging is a great place to store our memories and photos isn't it? x

  5. I'm rather struck on your idea of putting hot dogs in a flask. Lisa, that is genius. You may know that I have loads of flasks plus three (yes, three) food flasks. I'm genuinely excited! Love your pics as usual and what a good idea to celebrate the solstice. We are off camping this weekend. I know! The weather is not looking great. Poo!

  6. Lovely picnic Lisa & a really nice thing to do. I have some friends gathering really early tomorrow morning to celebrate the solstice but I think I'll be tucked up in bed.

    Thank you for your sweet comment x

  7. Thanks for your comment on mine. KP loves tennis and Wimbledon starts on Monday - hopefully, this will get me out of the doldrums!

  8. Perfect family times like this make good memories. x

  9. What a great idea, and a very lovely way to spend an evening. The last photo is beautiful.

  10. That last photo of the sky is great. It sounds like a lovely, spontaneous family moment. Blogging is a wonderful way to record these times. X

  11. I love the diary aspect too. Fabulous evening Lisa xxx

  12. I love blogging just because it is good sometimes to sit back and remember what life was like. Blogging is such a pictorial medium it makes you record those moments as well. Love the happiness in these shots!

  13. What lovely pictures, looks like you had a fab day. Love your girls jeans! x

  14. Hi Lisa

    Thanks for your comment earlier, it was nice to hear from you. I had noticed you had been 'missing' for a couple of weeks, hope you are all well.