Thursday, 14 August 2008

Where is the sun?

I'm sure when I was a child that we had far more sun in the summer then we get now, or does it just seem like that? while I was away last week on my holidays in Anglesey, North Wales I spent time on the beach it wasn't necessarily hot and sunny in fact the nicest day we had was the Monday and we spent it at Treaddur Bay where I caught quite a bit of sun and was re-named beetruth lol. Anyway I noticed that all the children on the beaches over the week really didn't care if it was dull, cold or even the odd showers they all seemed happy to dig sandcastles and swim in the sea and that I'm sure is what they will all remember as adults of their childhood holidays. So back to the question did the sun shine more when we were children or does it just seem like it when we remember happy summer holidays?

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

On the Wednesday of our holidays the weather was really wet and miserable so a decision was made to go to the cinema in Holyhead to watch the Dark Knight. It was like stepping back in time and a really fun experience for the younger ones with us who's only knowledge of the cinema is a large multi complex. Seen as there were seven of us going I phone call to the cinema was made and the tickets where put under the counter for us to pay for when we arrived, yes that's right no paying by card in advance over the phone to a computerised voice our seats where also saved with card laid on the top of them saying reserved. It reminded me so much of my visits to our local cinema (which became a supermarket) when I was a child. There was even an interval while they changed the film reel half way through. The big thing was the cost it was so much cheaper then if we had all gone to the multi complex cinema at the Trafford center and a far more personal experience.

The Empire Cinema, Holyhead

A map of Anglesey. We stayed at Llanfwrog


LadyBug said...

great to have you back and besides the weather it sounds like you have a great time. I think you are right about our childhood memories. I really can remember what the weather was like but playing on the beach was always FAB!!! Think that's why i love the IOW so much there's just so many beaches.

misteejay said...

Hi there Ruth, sounds like you had a great time inspite of the weather. I think we did get more sunny weather than we do now (even allowing for the "rose coloured glasses" looking back on the past).
The school hols were spent out in the garden or round at the park - at the start of the hols Mum would make us a wigwam out in the garden from beanpoles and an old sheet and it stayed out there for the whole of the 6 weeks we were off.

Toni :o)

jo said...

We are down the beach in all weathers too. And that cinema looks rather like our local one!!

Enfys said...

Children never seem to care about the weather as long as they are having fun! My parent honeymooned in Holyhead!