Today is Saturday 8th August

It’s another hot day, but at least we have a gentle breeze. Those on the beach will have to take extra care as they are likely to burn more easily and won’t notice.
 A two car family entered our road just after 9 am yesterday and we were subjected to the 24 car door slam. Each car had four doors plus boot, and with kids involved, there was a lot of opening and closing. They unloaded the boot contents and humans of one into the largest vehicle driven by Grandad, driving off to return at 5.15 after a day spent wherever.
Tempers were short, adults were angry, kids were whiny, faces and bodies were pink bordering on red depending on who you were looking at, and they were LOUD! There followed another 24 car door slam as they rearranged car boots and kids before sodding off home. Methinks there might be a few sore shoulders, backs , fronts and knees today.

Last night was still and unbearably hot. We had music blaring from the funfair so three or four different records at full volume. Surprisingly we do not hear much from the circus.
We intend to send an email to the council to complain, especially as apparently this is the first year the funfair has been here AND RESIDENTS DO NOT WANT IT BACK!!
Maggie was restless all night, getting us up practically every hour as she was so hot. She eventually settled around 3 am only to wake Hubby at 4 to let him know the alarm was gong off at the restaurant down the road.

Speaking to a friend with her GSD on my walk this morning, she’d had a go at some holidaymakers yesterday as they were complaining about people walking their dogs on the prom saying it shouldn’t be allowed.
You don’t cross this lady. In her 80s, she is a firecracker and likely not just to bite your head off, but chew your skull to splinters and spit it out in the dust. She turned on them and asked if they were residents or holidaymakers. When they said the latter, she got angry and told them that she was a resident, paid her taxes and they could just f*** off back from whence they came.
I should point out here that our end of the beach is open to dogs all year anyway, so he was in the wrong TWICE.

Once again we are going nowhere today. So far (it’s 11.55 am) we have no unwanted cars parked in our road. Foot traffic is thick, heavy (in more ways than one) and frequent though, mainly in groups of four or five plus. Maggie might get a second walk this afternoon if it’s not too hot, otherwise it won’t be until this evening by which time most visitors will have either gone home or back to their caravans, holiday lets or B&Bs.
We have heard from three different sources now that the caravan parks are intending to stay open during the winter months in order to recover some of their lost revenue. Great (not). Here we were counting the days to October when they would all go home and we got our town back. We are being totally ungracious and praying for rain and heavy winds as we have come to expect in the colder months to drive them all away.

Have a good weekend folks. Keep safe and well.

Update:
Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke has kindly awarded this post his gift of the compliment.
Thanks Rory.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Today is Saturday 8th August

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Add my prayers to yours for anything that drives those appallingly rude people away. All the residents should get a petition going to council. They can’t ignore all of you.

    • Sadly as we’re a holiday resort, the town relies on tourism. People just don’t seem to have any consideration let alone manners. Hopefully enough people will complain about the funfair. It made the front page of the local newspaper as local residents ere up in arms. We’re almost 2 miles away, and it was loud for us, so must be impossible for true locals, especially if they have young kids and are trying to get them to sleep!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It’s outrageous. It’s not just a holiday town. There are also residents who live there all year and pay taxes among other things. You have rights too.

      • True. To be honest, at this end there is rarely any disruption or intrusion, but the effects of thus virus is affecting everyone sideways in different ways as the money men try to recoup their losses!!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Well they shouldn’t be allowed to do it at residents’ expense. It has to be fair for everyone.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Di you too🐾💜

  3. Liz says:

    Enjoy your weekend. Mine is definitely a relaxing one that I need.
    Just enjoyed a dvd. Pipoing on here, before I play more. 😊

  4. In the distance we can see the hordes heading towards the coast. What are they thinking of.

  5. Cracking post Di, just loved this description … we all know one 🙂
    ikely not just to bite your head off, but chew your skull to splinters and spit it out in the dust.

    Here is Sandwich, now living this close to town, l have both double yellows and parking bays outside the house on a Saturday it seems all that is missing is the musical chair music with regards door slams 🙂

    • Ah. musical chairs and car ballet! memories of a supermarket car park one Christmas and all that was needed was the Blue Danube. The crunch duly came and I have never seen so many phones taking photos of the damage. the interesting bit was the ‘flags’ that had been blocking the visual line were suddenly discarded and camera shy!

  6. murisopsis says:

    I hope the fun fair closes down and leaves town. As for the extended dates for the caravan parks, they might not make any money if they intend to stay open in the off season. It is the off season for a reason! Hoping for chill winds and soaking rains. Also that Maggie gets her second walk in cooler temps and even fewer out of town interactions!

    • Hopefully the fair will be quiet tonight as temperatures have dropped and we have a fine drizzle. Maggie has actually had three walks so far and a fourth is likely shortly.

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