A seaside special, family treat, for Lottie and Frankie;
With Mummy, Grandma and Grandpa too.
Loading up the car with picnic basket, bucket and spade and hopes and
Dreams of summer fun.
From Bristol to Weston directed by robotic ’Bob’ was via the M5,
This was, with all things considered, a bank holiday route,
Abandoning ‘Bob’ and turning the pages of Mr Collins’s
Three miles to an inch;
They plan a leafy lane, slow through village and town until they reach
This is new you can park on the beach, picnic and have a good day with only Five pounds to pay.
It rained, they sat.
Sand in sandwiches;
Summer rolls on
With winter chattering.
Coventry family, of old British aplomb, play football, and when it
Brightens, beach volleyball.
Brightens it does and warmer too; Kagul, body warmer, pullover discarded; as the Sun makes summer shirt sleeves fun.
As Frankie goes paddling with Grandma, Lottie sits, smiles, and eats sand.
Up the beach they saunter, stopping to view the Bouncy Castle, alongside the donkey rides.
There they paid ‘Princess’, with her ‘lady in waiting’, who with ‘mounted joy’ walked up the beach and back again.
That ‘joy’ was riding in a fantasy-land, of knights, jousting and castle grounds.
Then running freely up the beach, Frankie reached the garish gypsy-coloured, Steam Fair of Mr Carter, his rides transporting you to Mary Poppins’s Cartoon Land.
Then having had their fill, both girls sleepy-eyed, Mummy,
Grandma and Grandpa too, made their way by quickest, to
Bishop Road, Bishopton.
A trip out which started with an hiahatus of going the wrong way by
Following the instructions of the SatNav. Arriving in the dry
Parking and getting all ready for a picnic lunch. The heavens
Suddenly opened and we had torrential rain resulting in a quick run
Back to the car to get the umbrellas, coats etc. The Coventry
Family whose ages ran from months to fifties came better equipped
Having got tents. The donkeys were walked in pairs even if one did not have a fare.
Mr Carter’s Steam Fair apparently is well known in the South-west.