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Standing Up to the British Weather

Summer Poolside Barbecue

In recent years, we’ve not had much opportunity to demonstrate our traditional British stoicism in the face of the British weather – not so this year. After major flooding yesterday, and with more rain predicted, today was planned to be the annual swimming party and barbecue for the junior choir. There was some speculation that maybe we’d cancel – as you can see from the picture we didn’t!

Here you can see the junior choir happily swimming whilst it pours with rain – and with the parents huddled under umbrellas!

If you look at some of the other pictures in the set you can see that despite the weather we had the barbecue too – in the garage…

Having said that it was still rather galling when after an afternoon of downpours, just as everybody was leaving the sun finally came out – well for a few minutes anyway.

New Pictures

I’ve had a bit of a binge on sorting out pictures tonight that I took last week at the Choir Swimming Party and Barbecue, and also the shots I took of the Church Fete today.

Both events went well, and on the first couple of outings for our new normal digital camera (as opposed to the phone camera) I’m pretty impressed with the results – take a look at some of the action shots of the junior choir jumping in the pool!

We came back from the fete with a great big gas barbecue (something Beth has been wanting for a while) which we got at about half price in the silent auction. Heaven knows where we are going to put it, we’ll have to get a shed or something!

I also happened to be around when one of the gazebo’s took off and flew towards the car park – it seems someone didn’t quite set it up properly and failed to attach the guy ropes to the base…