Sunday, 5 September 2010
Another great weekend over with just a dash of unexpected warm and sunny weather. Today I caught up some great mates and after watching a repeat of this week's X Factor (in disbelief at the antics of the young girl punching her chubby mate square in the face), we trundled off to a country pub. The pub of choice is a local gastropub and the 3 course Sunday lunch didn't disappoint. The beef and Yorkshire pud special was as delicious as delicious could possibly get. We had great service and the chance to catch up on all the latest gossip. Also a worthwhile opportunity to plan for next year's holiday where Tuscan villas, private swimming pools and lots of Prosecco was mentioned. OMG. I can feel a 14 month stretch at Guantanamo Bay for bad behaviour coming on...
After gorging on a huge Sunday lunch, we headed off for Blackpool's illuminations and the realisation set in pretty quickly that we weren't alone. It was bumper to bumper of coaches and cars and it took a quick diversion Italian Job style through the back streets of North Shore before joining the prom later on at a more quieter point. The lights still have that draw and the crowds were out in full force whether it was walking up the prom, playing bingo or sat outside in the warm air having fish and chips and a pint of beer. Nice atmosphere and it's still the greatest free show on earth. Back home early and plans in place for next weekend's world championship fireworks on the prom. Fireworks followed by fish and chips at Bispham. Blimey, we know how to live in Blackpool!