French Odyssey Part 9 – Pools & Inflatables   2 comments

A few photos, videos clips and memories from our several days spent by the pool at our French holiday home. My waterproof Panasonic FT3 camera really came to the fore and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the underwater work. Some great memories recorded for posterity

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Drowning with style

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Synchronised Jumping

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Here there be monsters

Both L and D come on leaps and bounds with their swimming over the past 12 months. L in particular is a proper child of the water now

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Water baby

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Sets the new record.......

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...... but easily beaten

A great time was had with the ample supply of inflatables on offer

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Inflatable fun

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Spot the Dragon

Even Jane joined in the fun

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How sad!

For my part I became obsessed with Pool golf, a great idea where you pitch velcro covered balls onto a floating green

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Taking it WAY too seriously

Much harder than it looks and keeps you cool when you have to jump back in and retrieve the balls

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"Get in the hole!"

Jane was hopeless at it

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"Get in the Pool!"

L also takes her dolls into the pool, I’ll leave it up to you to decide if they are joining in the fun or drowning

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L, Jessie and Isabelle

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Learn to swim the L way

The adults of course need some quality relaxation time

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Bronzed

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Beached

We spent the majority of our 2 weeks just lazing by the pool and having fun and I have some great family memories from those days that I’ll treasure forever. Sometimes the simplest days can be the best

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D in his element

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L in hers

Putting the video together helped me come across one of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time, the wonderful Barracudas! Bit family self-indulgent but some bits might bring a smile or an “aaah”

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Memories!

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Posted October 19, 2011 by surfnslide in Family Trips, France, Provence

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2 responses to “French Odyssey Part 9 – Pools & Inflatables

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  1. Ba-ba-ra-ra-cu-cu-da-da!

    Oh – those kind of inflatables! Well – what with the Madley connection, I did wonder….
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3487474/Wacky-couple-share-their-bungalow-with-a-world-beating-collection-of-240-love-dolls.html
    Hmm….no real need to click on the link folks “Wacky-couple-share-their-bungalow-with-a-world-beating-collection-of-240-love-dolls” is pretty much the whole sorry tale – a taste of Andy’s neighbours down in Herefordshire.

    Pool golf – yes, it does look very sad. Is there a Wii version?

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    beatingthebounds
    • What a quality tune it was!

      Many thanks for confirming just what the rest of the world thinks about country-folk 🙂

      (I should point out to anyone who doesn’t know me that I’m an adopted country-person, Black Country born and bred. No weirdness there. Probably)

      I’m sure you have no problem in imagining just how seriously I took the golf!

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