Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the prom prom prom:
Where the brass bands play
'Tiddly-om pom pom.
This little ditty is a popular old music hall song which was written in 1930.
It reminds me of my childhood, holidays spent on the Isle of Anglesey
There would be a local brass band playing on the promenade, always starting with the ' Seaside' ditty, along with other popular music of the day.
The parents would sit snoozing in deck chairs whilst my brother and I entertained ourselves by building sandcastles, we created moats around them and dashed back and forth,
filling our buckets with the in coming sea.
Big brother devised a plan by building a channel to divert the sea into the moat. however he didn't take into account the speed of the tide, which was great because the moat was soon full, but not so great because dear Mama, who was wearing her prized white kid sandals, was soon to be swamped and surrounded by the merciless tide, thus soaking her favourite footwear,
To say, she was not amused was an understatement !
The white kid sandals did not appear again during the holiday!
Dear father saved the day and took her to a local shoe store and treated her to another pair of white sandals, although the were not made of kid skin ...
.Good old Pa sure saved the day.
We are about to set off again for another holiday on the island , it's about a 2hour drive from our home, which suits us just fine now
There are so many gorgeous beaches around and lots of seafood eateries.
We usually take a picnic to the beach, (as pictured above).
Often we buy Dressed Crab from a local fisherman's wife, she has a Shack down by the beach, where she lovingly prepares his daily catch.
Sometimes we splash out and buy a Large Dressed Lobster for our picnic,
I prepare a large bowl of crunchy salad and coleslaw, along with a freshly baked Welsh loaf, from the nearby working Mill,
(I shall write more about the Mill when we return from our holiday)!
I am not able to swim anymore, but, I sure can SPLASH !
Fortunately the Sea is shallow, so Dearest will hold my arms so that I can exercise my failing legs and feel the benefit of the Sea water, which is considered to be of great benefit to people with Rheumatic disorders.
I love the Seaside.......Simple sandy salty........ SUPERB!
The delicious Dressed Crab........ SENSATIONAL...
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