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The after-show must go on

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A packed and incredibly noisy Eddie’s Rocket wasn’t perhaps my no. 1 destination of choice after the 2 hour gymnastics show, but I was outnumbered by 4 to 1 and apparently a splitting headache does not give you an extra vote. Or five.

While the gymnast was cramming chips by the fistful, her brother was trying really hard not to regurgitate his hastily slurped milkshake, and cheesy chips and coke-soaked burger.
He had a look on his face that reminded us of the good old reflux days…

While Mrs mememe2u escorted him back to the car with the precaution of a nitroglycerin handler, I did the same with the bill.

It exploded in my face when I reached the till.

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Forests are so last year.

Industrial estates are where the action takes place, for those explosions of autumnal colours.

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Sandyford autumn walk

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Reliable as

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the Halloween Man.

He never fails to deliver. So much so that the kids refer to him as the Halloween Man all year round.

He is a busy man indeed. Right after Halloween, he has to carefully take down the myriad of spooky decorations, and promptly put them away in his special Halloween-decorations-shed, before immediately getting started on his Grotty Grotto Extravaganza, contained in his two Christmas-decorations-sheds.

It is rumoured that the vast amount of kilowatts needed to light up these marvels are generated by kids captured on Halloween night and held captive in his Child-Size-Hamster-Wheel-With-Dynamo-shed.

The kids are not too keen on finding out if it’s true.
Luca still has to summon up the courage to go and knock on the Halloween Man’s door on Halloween night…

This year maybe.

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I’m off for a week!!!

And things immediately look brighter.

Bliss.

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50 shades of holiday

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As Carlos and I left the Mistake Factory, we were greeted by one last blast of pink light.
It was good to see some daylight. For about 7 minutes.

He came back home to us for dinner (hamburger sauce chasseur) and games (Hedbanz and getting massacred by Luca on Black Ops).

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A whole lotta rosy

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Can I retire yet?

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Today was definitely the perfect day to book a windsurfing beginner’s class.

On a calm day, one would feel a bit foolish not being able to stand on the shaggin board.
But in the pounding waves and heavy swell, it looks normal.

Even the pros a bit further out kept crashing at speed.

Tsk… Neoprene-clad lunatics…

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Board management

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