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Guest Blog by Faris (aged 19 and a half weeks)

My Nanni seemed to be quite fixated with deck-chairs yesterday (This is Faris, by the way, with my second ever guest blog. Nanni needs to rest up because she is as red as a lobster after yesterday’s day on the beach. She should have used some of my factor 50 sun-block but there’s no telling some people.)

 

I’ve noticed that Nanni keeps repeating herself. I think it is probably a sign of her Great Age. Yesterday she kept on and on about the deck-chairs which she had hired from the Deckchair Attendant at a cost of £2 for the whole day. Nanni said (repeatedly) that there was something really “sea-sidey” about the stripey deck-chairs which were, in her opinion, cheap at the price. Mummy made me sit in one of them while she took a photograph. I didn’t think much of it, to be honest, it was all slippery and shiny. I kept sliding down in it and would have toppled out of it altogether if Nanni hadn’t been keeping such a tight hold on me.

 

I think you can see how I felt about it from the photo I have used to illustrate my guest blog. All I can say is that it is a good thing they sat me in the green striped deck-chair, rather than the blue striped one otherwise, with my UV sunsuit on, I would have merged into the deckchair. Note that I am wearing a muslin on my head, because my proper sun hat kept falling off my head. Mummy thought she was very clever thinking of the muslin hat. She and Nanni kept calling me their Little Pirate. Usually they call me their Little Soldier. I wish they would make up their minds.

 

I like it when Mummy and Nanni get together because they spend a lot of time talking about me and I get advance notice of things that are about to happen and which might otherwise come as a surprise to me. Yesterday they spent ages talking about weaning. I have no idea what weaning is, but it’s something to do with broccoli and sweet potato, and ice cube trays and somebody called Annabel Karmel. I am not quite sure what any of those are but I am sure I shall find out when I am weaninged.  I don’t think Annabel Karmel is an auntie. I have lots of Aunties but this is the first time I have heard of her. I have an Auntie Anne and an Auntie Karen and an Auntie Jude and an Auntie Vaso – oh, lots of them. Unless Annabel Karmel is Auntie Anne with bells on? Ha ha, I just told a joke. Did you know I can giggle now?

 

Anyway I am not too worried about the weaning because Mummy always makes everything that happens to me great fun. (Well, my jabs weren’t much fun but Mummy gave me SO many kisses afterwards that it was almost worth the pain...) Unfortunately I fell asleep while  Mummy and Nanni were still nattering away about weaning so I may have missed something important – but, oh, my UV tent was so comfortable and all around me I could hear that lovely seaside hum of waves slapping against the pebbles, and people chattering, and sea-gulls calling. I turned over on my tummy (I am an expert at turning over now – I can roly-poly all over the house, there is no stopping me) and my eyes just closed. Next thing I knew it was time to play again.  It is quite a responsibility for someone of my age to keep adults entertained but I am getting pretty good at it (though I say so myself as shouldn’t, as Nanni would say.)

 

Before we went home we went on the Boat Train. Nanni says the Boat Train is famous though I am not sure if this means it is famous WORLD-WIDE or just among our family.  Whichever, the Boat Train is ace! As we travelled along the prom (or prom, prom, prom as Nanni would say – I told you she keeps repeating herself) the sea breeze blew right into my face. It was just like when Mummy dries my curly hair with her hair-dryer. Sheer bliss! Nanni kept waving at people as we drove along which was a bit embarrassing; I can’t remember at what age babies start waving but I have a horrible feeling that this time next year I shall have to be waving too. I don’t mind really, anything to keep Nanni happy.

 

Mummy says we have another Beach Day planned when almost all of my cousins will be there – Katie and Eleanor, Jack and Hazel, Samuel and James, plus second cousins Amy, Jay and Ben. Oh, and some adults too but they will just sit and chat most of the time while we kids get on with the really interesting things.

 

Oh, I DO like to be beside the seaside!

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Jack Baldwin | Reply 27.07.2013 22.51

Never knew his vocabulary had developed so much these past few weeks ;)

Faris Juba Adli | Reply 27.07.2013 21.51

Nanni makes the seaside simply the BEST place to be.... Picnics, boat trains, sandcastles, seaside songs... Oh I do love to be beside the seaside. :0))))))

Lucy Brooks | Reply 27.07.2013 20.51

Oh Jaqui you are such a BRILlIANT writer. That was a lovely blog post!

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Mmm, was it because there were '24 men kicking a ball' that it didn't end entirely satisfactorily???

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15.10 | 11:13

I don't remember seeing this first time round.... but thank you for sharing with me. You write beautifully, and brought a tear to my eyes. Lots of love xx

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Jaqui I think your grandchildren are very lucky. You have spurred me on to write a letter to Amelia who like Hazel is away from home for the first time. 💕

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Wouldn't have missed it for the world. xx

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