Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Pool Party

 

                    

About midweek last week the weather forecast promised us a Sunny weekend ~ so we thought we would have a pool party on Sunday ~ so we put the pool up and as it takes 48 hours to fill we got on with the job

There would be eleven of us all together so needed to get food in for a BBQ ~ we bought Hamburgers ~ Chicken wings ~ Sausages ~ mushrooms and plenty of salad ~ Ice cream and lots of different pastries ~ and not forgetting crisps and fruit

Saturday arrived and it was a beautiful sunny day ~ we started to get all the food prepared ~ Lyn prepared the salad ~ we had bought salad potatoes which we were going to steam ~ and make into potato salad

Sunday Morning was a bit overcast and I must admit I felt a bit let down but of course we can't control the weather ~ The family arrived and as they did the sun came out ~ the children couldn't wait to get in the pool ~ so all four of them put on their swimming costumes and were in the pool within a few minutes ~ the water was so cold but they didn't seem to notice that ~ they were followed by Tom ~ Lyn Russell Adam and Ella ~ Nin Barney and little Toby were playing in the garden and William the baby was asleep in his car seat ~ Me I preferred to stay in the Garden just enjoying watching them in the pool ~ although I did get splashed trying to take pictures ~

It turned out to be a perfect day and everyone enjoyed theirselves ~

 

As we packed everything away it decided it was going to rain and rain it did but our day had been perfect and even the rain could not spoil it ~  More memories to add to the ones we already have ~

 

 

 

42 comments:

labdancer51 said...

I love your pool Ally, I`d love to have one of those on my back garden. I`m glad you all had a lovely day but what a pity the rain has come back after the last two sunny weeks. Hopefully we`ll have some more good
weather and your family can enjoy the pool once again. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

pm71blackfen said...

Ally I am so pleased you were able to have your pool party, you were brave even to think of having it, considering the way the weather has been changing lately!  I'm sure the children didn't even notice the cold, and I think I'd have done the same as you, watched from the garden!!  Love, Pat   http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

springangel235 said...

What a lovely pool...and nice for all to enjoy.  The food sounded great...but the rain sure didn't.  Glad you all did not let it ruin things.  Have a great Thursday...hugs and love,
Joyce

jeadie05 said...

we bought my Grandsons a pool like that for Christmas ,they havent used it yet ! so pleased you had a good day in yours ,,love Jan xx

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally.

It sounds like you all had fun.  The food sounds delicious.  I'm glad the weather turned out nice for you and you all had a good time.  My friends and I may have a barbecue tomorrow if the weather is nice to celebrate our AS Results.

All the best,
Leigh :o)
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sdrogerson said...

what nice fun.......

geocachelinda66 said...

I'm glad you had such a nice time....  Linda

nightmaremom said...

sounds awesome!  Glad the rain held off
hugs
d

oddb0dkins said...

48 hours to fill the pool?  Zoiks! Were you using watering cans? Mind you, it takes a good half hour to forty five minutes to fill our tiddly paddling pool so I can well believe you.

I'm glad you all had a good time and the weather behaved itself, at least till the end.
B. x

bbartle3 said...

The rain showed up late: serve it right;
it should have set it's alarm clock earlier.
Heh heh.......... - Barry

mrsm711 said...

Perfect Day!  You certainly deserve it after doing all the prep work for this party!  
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

plieck30 said...

Sounds as if you all had a fun time. Paula

nhd106 said...

I'm glad the sun came out as your family did...what a great day for you all~

Nancy

emabecmar said...

so happy to hear you all were able to enjoy the day before the rain came. (((((hugs))))))))
Cindy

lsfp1960 said...

How fun, and your yard is so beautiful it made it even more festive.  I wish I could have been there...Linda in Washington state

mariealicejoan said...

Lovely entry Ally.  I do so love my little visits with you!
Marie
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astoriasand said...

The BBQ sounded fit for a king Ally.Mmmm I feel hungry now LOL!! Love the pool.My daughter bought one similar to this in Spain for the children.One day they woke to the garden being about 3 inches in water .It had for some reason ( she never found out how).Sprung a leak and there are gallons of water from them to leak out.What a scary thing she said,she woke to.Worse than a flood.So be carfull.I loved the pics but it brought back that memory to me straight away.I am happy the weather held out for you and you all had a wonderful time.Have a good Thursday Kath
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ukgal36 said...

Sounds like a lovely day...
lyn

fowfies said...

Oh I know it was nice to have everyone over for a party. Your menu sounds delicious! What are your temperature highs there right now? We are having brutal days of over a hundred every day. The pool is our only relief if we are outside. I am glad you were able to have a good time before it rained. Its so nice to have everyone over sometimes isnt it. :) I am surprised you didnt take more pictures!

faveanti said...

It takes 48 hours to fill it up, but how do you empty it?  Sounds as if you all had a great time anyway.
love, Angie, xx

therealslimemmy said...

sounds like a great time ally!
i remember when i was a kid i didnt care how cold the water was!!!
now im such a baby, LOL
ttyl
have a great day
emily

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Ally! That sounded like a perfect day, Im glad it was sunny for you all...Linda xx

salemslot9 said...

"take the Nestea plunge!"
did they have that
old commercial over there?

louiseb411 said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all, dogs and humans
Louise x

egre328 said...

Oh, bet you all had a great time!  For once the good old British weather didn't let you down!  Eileenx

ora4uk said...

Oh Ally....doesn't the pool just make it a great day for everyone....and no...nobody seems to mind the cold water LOL...and with the hot hot hot weather we have and are having the pool water here is like tepid bath water....but the kids love it anyway....and I don't mind it so much either...glad you had a grand time......may you have more and more of them....hugs from KY...Ora

mkolasa101 said...

Your photograph of the kids watching the pool fill up took me a long way back when we first put a 24" steel wall pool down into the ground behind our house. Only it was my sister and I who were in the pool, cold water comes out of the hose from 250 feet deep, even in Florida.  Burr----yet it was so much fun.  We were like the little kids but we were in our fourties.  Tee Hee Hee.  Anyway, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful family day and everyone enjoyed the pool.

Blessings to you,

Marlene - A Poet's Point of View
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jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you made the most of the weather Ally, it's turned back to wintery weather now! I'm sure all the family will have wonderful memories of the fun they had with you! Jeannette xx  

jaymact1 said...

Glad the weather stayed good for your pool party and you all had a great time. Love Joan.

lindapaterson177 said...

Least it stayed dry for the best part glad you all had a good time, have a good Saturday.
luv bella x

cacklinrosie101 said...

I love those pools, Ally!  It does sound like a perfect day for all and the food sounded delicious.  Glad you had sun for most of your day.  LOL...we have a pool and it's still ice cold.  It hasn't warmed a bit this summer.  Nobody seems to mind except me.  Hope you have a good weekend!  Love xx Chris

zoepaul6968 said...

A pool party??? Wow wheres my cossie? mwahh zoe xx
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fasttrack58 said...

That's a great pool and glad the rain didn't spoil your pool party...
Linda :)

tendernoggle said...

Wasn't that nice that the sun stayed out for you??? That looks like a huge pool!
love ya,
carlene

acoward15 said...

The sunny weekend certainly didn't happen here.

susanebunn said...

Oh I used to love pool parties when I was a teenager!  What fun!  Glad it was such a lovely time!
Love,
Susie

blpltt said...

What a very British idyll !  Everybody having a wonderful time.  What happened to all that water afterwards, Ally ?  I love the picture of everybody waiting for the pool to fill.
Bunny x

onemoretina said...

Sounds like the absolute perfect day, Ally.  I'm glad you all had such a good time.  xx Tina

jeanno43 said...

Glad it went so well Ally, sorry I am late getting to this entry.  I would have been like you, I would prefer not to get into cold water. Mind you I often find myself in hot lol

jacksj989 said...

I am so pleased that the weather did not spoil your wonderful day.

I hope there are soon more to come.

By for now,

John.

bbartle3 said...

Rural heaven. That's
you in braces (coveralls here)
and pants, wearing purple?
Gee, my invite must have
gotten lost in the mail :  -]

Barry
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jacksj989 said...

Hi Ally,

Firstly, I hope you enjoy your week end away.

I was pleased to see the 'cast' off Toby's leg and note that he is getting around now getting around without much effort.

Ear ache, well, I am pleased that your infection is much better now.  Isn't it strange that your ears effect you like that!  

Although I have been to the area where you live, I do not think that I have been to Reepam, it looks to be a lovely place to visit.  

By the way, I love the photos of the stream you found, it reminds me of a lovely spot I knew as a small boy and a place I have fond memories of.

By for now,

John.