As the unusual solar activity continued we decided that rather than have the boys fire stomp rockets at the cliff risking life and limb collecting spent munitions
or waste time looking for rocket number 6 (presumed dog chew) we would hit the beach as the forecast was wall to wall sunshine and lots more.
Except the beach we went to where sea mist put a real dampener on everything just like the weatherman said as we turned towards the seafront, some areas will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler as a result of the mist rolling in.
This translated to bloody freezing and as yours truly was wearing nothing but shorts sandals and a t shirt it was really brass monkeys. The boys were similarly attired and after ferreting around in the back seat some jumpers were found which made it just bearable to get an ice cream from our favourite ice cream van.
They look thrilled.
We had taken Loki along who was introduced to the delights of frozen dairy products.
As the sun was hiding from us we set off home again to find it so hot all our animals were hiding from it and probably had been since we left.
Celebrations were called for as it was a bank holiday
so we all sat in the sun or shade depending on sun factor
and had the second barbque of the year.
Staying out until the sun went down. Another 6 weeks or so and the nights start drawing in....