4/13/2013 10:29:57 PM
An exclusive peep into the day to day life of an ordinary chap who happens to live only a couple of miles from the longest pleasure pier in the whole wide world!
Went straight to Faye's from work and had a lovely Chicken Tikka Massala which was very nice (thanks Faye xx), and as the weather was so nice we then went to Shoebury East Beach for most of the evening. We walked around the edge of the paddling pool there and saw a few fish, some baby crabs and even a jelly fish!
They reckon we're in for a "mini heatwave" so hopefully we'll get the chance to come lots more during the school holidays.
Had a fantastic day yesterday! We went to Lakeside, but when we got to the car park we decided on the spur of the moment to go to Bluewater instead, which is a quick hop accross the Queen Elizabeth bridge into Kent. We found out (thanks iPhone!) that they had a Disney store too, and as neither of us had been there before, thought it might be fun to explore.
Now, as anyone who knows me can testify to, I HATE Lakeside! I can never find the shops I am looking for, and always lose the car. So I expected Bluewater to be the same... but OH MY GOD!!! I LOVE Bluewater!! Even while we were still driving it felt like we had somehow been transported back to America! The wide roads, the scenery, the water... the general 'feel' of the place was 100% pure Orlando! Even the sun was shining fiercely! We parked in a covered car park (Green, row D) and even this felt very - yup, you know.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, we had a GREAT day. Found the Disney Store straight away, Had lunch at TGI Friday's, found loads of cool shops (including a David and Goliath store for more "boy-bashing"!) and had an ice cream. At around 6ish(?) we headed back to Lakeside and had another shorter wander and a look around their (bigger) Disney Store before going to Waterstones where somehoe we all ended up sitting at the kiddies table colouring in and generally acting Sapphy's age! It was great! Ha ha! Then I said I'd treat everyone to dinner at Pizza Hut. We were quickly shown to a very nice booth when Sapphy said that she wanted a little pizza meal with fries. I said that you can only get those upstairs in the food court, which is when it hit Faye and I like a tonne of bricks that the reason we had gone to Lakeside in the first place was to get food from the food court!! AARGGHHH!!!! Much laughter later, we quickly left Pizza Hut and went to the top floor where the girls had their Pizza Hut meals (Sapphy only ate her fries! You just can't win!!) while I had a very nice Chinese.
So all in all, a VERY good day :)