The Gallery – Water

by Hannah

I love Water, maybe as my star sign is Cancer and I am naturally supposed to be a water baby. I do however have my fears in the sea, being out too deep, worrying about what lies beneath and what might grab me but I still go in all the same and have braved some situations in the sea. This jellyfish was one of hundreds when snorkelling in the sea in Egypt. I was very brave and calm…

I have a few pictures that sum up what I love about water, that it can be great fun. This was my first holiday with my husband (then boyfriend) and his first meeting with my parents! It turned out to be a fantastic holiday and one where we enjoyed lots of laughs.

Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of my Mum enduring her ride in the ring down several slides. We were so amazed that we managed to convince her to have a go ‘as it would be fun’ that we didn’t stop to think that she might end up traumatised by it. She had an awful time, almost falling through the ring several times and randomly grabbing at strangers. It was so funny though, sorry Mum!

The funniest part of the day however was when my Dad suddenly felt he was too old to go round a water park when we were about to pay at the entrance. So after being unable to persuade them, my husband and I went to go and get changed. We were really put out and disappointed in them only to be surprised when they suddenly appeared by our lockers with beaming smiles. They had had a change of heart and the woman behind the kiosk had given them the pensioner rate which was substantially less than we had paid. Never mind the fact they weren’t old enough to qualify and had felt too old just moments before, it’s amazing what a discount can do!

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13 comments

HELEN 10th August 2011 - 10:53 am

I would be happy to go down on a ring but not sure I could do those vertical drops….well done to your Mum though, I would love to see my Mum giving it a go!! haha
x

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Inside the Wendy House 10th August 2011 - 2:20 pm

Great that your parents entered into the spirit of the day! Looks like you had a blast!! x

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Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin 10th August 2011 - 2:51 pm

I used to LOVE waterparks such great fun! Boobs popping out and wedges ahoy with my bikini bottoms!! Ahhh happy days ! Great fun photos x

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Mari's World 10th August 2011 - 4:18 pm

Your poor mum!!! I think that must be the worst thing to be on a ride you hate and can't get off till the bottom! I choose my rides very carefully these days 🙂
Great water shots

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multiplemummy 10th August 2011 - 4:50 pm

Ha ha! Water parks are about my limit too – I am not a fan of the sea at all and not the strongest of swimmers…in fact almost useless! Love the fact your parents got a discount..that is so funny! x

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Katie aka @mummydaddyme 10th August 2011 - 4:59 pm

The thought of my mum going down a ring makes me want to wee my pants! Good on yours for giving it a go! x

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helloitsgemma 10th August 2011 - 8:34 pm

Brilliant – what great memories!
Love the first photograph – I love snorkelling but the water has to clear, warm and shallow – the sea kind of freaks me, although I make myself go in for the adrenalin rush! am also a Cancerian! we are the best! X

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LauraCYMFT 10th August 2011 - 9:39 pm

oooo those slides look like so much fun!

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Sarahmumof3 10th August 2011 - 9:50 pm

love the pictures looks so much fun! am laughing at the thoguht of your mum going down the slide tho!

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SAHMlovingit 11th August 2011 - 10:16 am

Hahaha your poor Mum. Glad that your Mum and Dad had a change of heart. Great pictures – I've not been to a water park for years xx

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Katie aka @mummydaddyme 16th August 2011 - 12:17 pm

The thought of my mum going down a ring makes me want to wee my pants! Good on yours for giving it a go! x

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Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin 16th August 2011 - 12:17 pm

I used to LOVE waterparks such great fun! Boobs popping out and wedges ahoy with my bikini bottoms!! Ahhh happy days ! Great fun photos x

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Inside the Wendy House 16th August 2011 - 12:17 pm

Great that your parents entered into the spirit of the day! Looks like you had a blast!! x

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