In just an hour or two then we’ll be ‘out of here’ on our way home for the long Bank Holiday weekend.

Sunny and warm I hope.

I have not made plans other than a hair appointment and catching up with friends. This is good though because I can escape from the frantic, fast world of mine, which is strangely busier now than it ever was when the kids were young.

I smile smugly to myself as I remember the children in their infant years.  Those lazy, long, hot summer days which were full of their sweet laughter…

…They would play out the front.  We live in a cul-de-sac which was quite safe, but nevertheless we always kept an eye out for them, but one day our daughter went missing.  I can’t remember how old she was exactly but probably infant school age.  She had been playing out with her elder brother and his friend, but suddenly she was gone.  We were all out searching including all the kids and neighbours.  Seconds ticked away, maybe a minute or two, franticly you wonder whether to ring the police.  Searching outside is the obvious, but you do need to check inside too. Ridiculous places like the wardrobe where you know she will never be, but still you check.  And would you believe it, there she was, all curled up, fast asleep on the winter quilt at the bottom of the wardrobe, bless!

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On those long, hot, summer days my kids would always plead for me to get the paddling pool out.  Inevitably they would get their own way.  It was a ‘no’ though when my daughter asked for the paddling pool out in the middle of January.  The sun was shining brightly in January and her thoughts were:  Sun shining brightly = paddling pool out!

We were lucky enough to have a caravan holiday every year.  Anglesey was beautiful in the summer, but we could not escape those cold winds that swept in from the sea.  As you walked around a particular corner to the swimming pool you were faced with an icy blast. “Windy Ridge” was the nickname we gave to the corner. One cold winter’s day, back home, I was walking across a car park with my daughter when the biting wind must have reminded her of her summer holiday in Anglesey.  “This is just like Windy Ridge,” she said.  Not a good advert for holidaying in Anglesey, but true!

On the theme of our caravan holidays, one such year we were at Sandy Bay in Exmouth.  On the cliff next to the beach is a training base for the Marines.  I was up early one morning, taking a light jog along the beach when a troup of Marines marched past me.  You can imagine my embarrassment as the sergeant shouted as they do “Eyes right,” then in sync they greeted me with a “Good morning miss!”

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A friend of ours was messing about in the sea.  He tipped out a dingy and lost his glasses, never to be seen again.  The next morning I coincidently I found a frame from a pair of glasses which had been washed up on the shore.  They weren’t the same ones.  These ones looked like they had been to France and back, but it was funny when I went rushing back to our friend to hand him his glasses which I had found!

Back to the weekend. Will we be getting the barbecue out, or the “rain making machine” as it is known in our house?  The water authority need not worry about a drought.  Those clear blue skies for miles and miles soon get filled with heavy black, thunder clouds once the magical barbecue is out!

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Will it be a lovely lie in?  Probably not because for some reason or other all the pigeons from far and wide have decided to hang out, just outside my open bedroom window!

Joking aside, whatever your plans are have a happy, safe Bank Holiday Weekend from all the staff at Personal Injury Pal, Personal Injury Solicitors Birmingham!

We are closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 May 2014, but remember you can call us on our ‘out of hours’ number for new Personal Injury Claims only, 07909 925663!