My sister Morag gave us 'holiday nicknames' when we two went on holiday to Ganavan in our wee caravan with her son & his friend. My nickname was 'PomPom' and hers was 'Lulu' and we kept the boys amused with stories of how PomPom and Lulu tried to lure sailors/fishermen over by dressing in floaty negligees and wellies. You had to be there!
Especially when, in real life, PomPom tumbled down the slope from the laundry room with the laundry, (it was dark and I tripped,) and was picked up and brushed down by a group of fishermen who then collected her dainties (I could have called them smalls but they're not and they're not dainty either) with ribald comments. I was so glad it was dark but they also offered me beer, tea , sandwiches and fags and were very nice to the strange woman who somersaulted into their midst and groaned just getting to her feet and when her undies were recovered. (The camp site had a special bunk house for blokes out on a fishing spree to the Firth of Lorne) It didn't help next day when one of them shouted out 'Did you get all your knickers then, hen?'; the boys were prostrate with laughter and PomPom has the reputation of going without her drawers!
This picture is of the little beach at Ganavan when the old campsite was gone and the cabins which had gone up in its place were being torn down to make way for holiday homes in 2008. I took this picture in the rain and then slipped on the wet grass. The seagulls must have thought the woman laughing was bonkers! If you can make out the concrete structure well, we used to pitch the caravan quite close to it and very near to the sea with the van pointing downslope so we could just move the curtains in the morning and see if the sea was behaving! We considered ourselves blessed to be in such a lovely spot with views to Mull across the Firth.
Having digressed considerably I would like to tell you that Jacques is having a blog candy giveaway in celebration of the LOTV new releases and you can access her blog here.
I may have a card soon but then again....... cheerio, Hazel x